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Fried Pie Recipe {Ask the Readers}


A reader recently asked me on Facebook if I had a good fried pie recipe. I don’t. In fact, I don’t think I have ever made fried pies. I have had many fried pies. They are delicious, but I have never made them that I can remember.

If you have never had a fried pie then you need to. I mean really how can you go wrong with a fried pie.

There used to be a place that we would go to that served only fried pies. The whole restaurant was nothing but fried pies. They were the best. Delicious!

And then there was my husband’s grandmother’s fried pies. Also delicious.

But since I have never made them myself I wanted to ask you all to help this reader out by sharing your favorite fried pie recipe. I am guessing at least a few of you have a recipe you enjoy.

If you have a favorite fried pie recipe feel free to share the link or recipe. We would love to hear about your favorite. 


Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Fried Apple Pies

    Time needed
    45 min preparation + 15 min cooking
    Serving Size / Yield
    6 servings
    1 C. unbleached all-purpose flour
    6 Tbs. cold butter
    1/4 C. ice water
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. sugar
    2 C. peeled apples, chopped
    1/2 C. apple cider
    1/4 C. sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    zest and juice of 1 lemon
    2 Tbs. flour

    Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in the food processor. Cut up the butter into large chunks, and add to the flour. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly.

    Add the ice water and pulseuntil the dough is held together.

    Form dough into a 6” disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

    To make the filling, combine the apples, cider, sugar, zest and juice, and salt, and cook over medium heat.

    Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two more. Remove from heat and let cool.

    Heat cooking oil to 350 degrees.

    Roll a third of the dough into a 12″ oval.

    Cut the oval in half, and carefully pile 1/3 cup of filling on one half of each semi-circle.

    Wet the edges, and fold over, pressing each into a turnover shape.

    Seal the edges with a fork.

    Fry the pies for 3-4 minutes. Flip halfway through. Remove when they are a deep golden brown.

  2. My mom would roll out 9″ pie crust circles then add 1-2 tablespoons of applesauce with cinnamon and sugar. She would then fold the crust over and fork pinch the edges closed. She would fry them in a heated lightly oiled cast iron skillet until lightly browned on both sides. Since this started before paper towels were used, she would drain them on a brown paper bag. I call this West Virginia style.

  3. Oh Lynn! I’m so very behind on reading (we moved 3x in the 8 months on our giant across country move). I was so hoping to find a whole bunch of recipes. Obviously I still have several months to read. I hope I find a post where you list a bunch!!

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