Fried Apple Hand Pies Recipe by Bobby and Jamie Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 35 MINUTES

5 ratings
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  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts, cut into 4 1/2-inch circles
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • oil, for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


Step 1

Preheat a deep fryer or pot of oil to 365°.

Step 2

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, melt butter, then add apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, until some of the apples start to break apart (but most are still whole), about 4 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the lemon juice and remove from the heat. Set aside to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Step 4

Roll the dough out 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 10 circles (4 1/2-inch diameter), gathering and re-rolling the dough if necessary.

Step 5

Beat the egg in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of water.

Step 6

Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of the apple filling into the center of each dough round. Brush the edge with some egg mixture and fold the dough over to make a half-moon shape.

Step 7

Press out the air and seal the edges with a fork. Repeat with the remaining filling and dough.

Step 8

Place 4 to 6 pies at a time into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, flipping as needed, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Fried Apple Hand Pies


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5 Reviews

Judy 10/21/2014
This is deliciou

This is delicious. Just the thing for fall days...and fresh apples. Good with pumpkin soup.

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The PDN Web 10/20/2014
Hi Victoria, tha

Hi Victoria, thank you for your comment! The recipe has been updated. Happy cooking!

Victoria 10/20/2014
You said in the

You said in the instructions to put in all in pan with butter you said Ginger! But in the ingredients there is no Ginger? how much ginger?

Karen 10/7/2014
I will try this,

I will try this, it looks so good.

Robin 10/6/2014
Great easy desse

Great easy dessert. Laughed so hard at Jamie and Bobby..what good sports and always support their mama. Paula wanted to know what we would like to see on the network...well I would like more easy dishes as well as old fashioned recipes that the world has almost forgotten, like applesauce cake with cooked icing. My great grandmother made this cake and it is hard to ever find a recipe like hers. I made the fresh cabbage, potato and sausage dish of hers and it was great...easy and we all liked it. keep up the great work. Love from Tennessee

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