Deep-Fried Apple Pies

September  5, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Makes 12
What You'll Need
  • 10 ounces puff pastry
  • 4 Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 quarts oil, for frying
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  1. Chop the apples into thin slices. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Throw in the the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cook the apple slices, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until the apples are caramelized.
  2. During the last minute, add the bourbon, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Cook for another minute, then remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.
  3. If needed, roll out your pastry dough so that it's 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into 1 1/2- to 2-inch circles. Divide the apple filling among half of the pastry rounds.
  4. Place the remaining rounds over top of the apples (you may need to stretch the dough to help make it fit over the apples). Crimp the edges of the pies with the tines of a fork. (I also placed wooden skewers in the pie pockets to make them easier to eat later, but that's optional.)
  5. Heat a pot of oil to 350° F. Fry the pies in the oil for about 30 seconds on each side, until they are golden brown. Place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain.
  6. Mix together the cinnamon and the sugar and use them to dust each pie.

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8 Reviews

Yasmanc December 10, 2019
I personally never liked pie but with these pictures I might change my mind!
Diane R. November 23, 2014
Any suggestions on using a deep fryer or other pan if you don't have a deep skillet
Lauren M. September 27, 2014
I was wondering if you are able to use normal pie crust instead of puff pastry?
Tieghan G. September 27, 2014
I have not personally tried it, but I have seen it done. So I would think you could.
Stephanie September 20, 2014
Just made these and they were delicious! Thinking about dicing the apples next time as I found the slices a little bulky. Is there any reason why that might mess up the cooking/frying?
Pamela September 21, 2014
Dicing them won't mess it up. I made apple turnovers with diced apples and it turned out just fine.
Jenny September 18, 2014
What kind of oil do you use for frying these pies?
Tieghan G. September 18, 2014
I used canola oil