Fried Apple Pies

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by whistlepig, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. My grandmother used to make fried apple pies when I was a youngster. She fried them in a cast iron skillet. They were made in the shape of an apple turnover. No doubt she used lard or bacon grease to fry them. I sure would like to find a recipe for these if anyone has one.
  2. big dee

    big dee Smoke Blower

    I would also be interested in this. This sounds really good.
  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do you know how to make apple pie?   I have done them and just used pie dough, cut into circles, put a dab of premade pie filling or your favorite homemade jam in the center and fold over to make a turn over.  you may need a bit of egg yolk to hold the seam together.  BTW  use a fork to seam the turnover.

    Put a couple small holes in the crust and fry in hot oil.  I believe I used l350 degree oil but 400 might be a better guess.   I remember they where incredibly simple, if you want to try it without a lot of fuss all the ingredients are available premade.

    Another option is to do the same thing with left over stew meat and make meat pies.
  4. I think they were fried in bacon grease. I don't remember veggie oil back being around back then. I might try some fried in bacon grease. There was something in the way that they were fried that made their flavor. 
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bacon grease would do it!!
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    This is the ones I make...[​IMG]and I do fry them in lard real lard about 1/4 in. in a castiron skillet..I cook my apples down in sugar until they are fork tender and the sugar turns to a syurp. I also make my own pastry dough..This is my 92 y/o Mom`s recipe that she made for us kids while growing up...You just can`t beat them...You can use the premade doughts and I have also done that but its not quite as good .

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