Skillet Fried Apple Pie

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Skillet Fried Apple Pie Skillet Fried Apple Pie

Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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Oil, for frying
2 cans large buttermilk biscuits
1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for dusting
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon plus more for dusting
Flour, for rolling
Whipped cream, for garnish, optional
Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish, optional





Pour the oil into a large cast iron skillet about 1/2-inch up the sides and heat to about 350 degrees F.

Remove biscuits from cans, flour them and roll each 1 out to a 5-inch round. Place 1 heaping tablespoon of fruit filling on a round leaving a 1/2-inch edge all around. Place another rolled out round on top of the filling, pressing around the edges to seal. You should dip your fingers in water and wipe around the edge of the bottom biscuit to enable it to stick to the top biscuit. Dip end of dinner fork in flour and press continuously around edge to insure a proper seal. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Makes 8 or 10 pies depending on the amount in your biscuit can. Place 3 or 4 of the pies in the preheated cast iron skillet. Fry for about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to paper towels to drain and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar while still hot. Serve with whipped cream and confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

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By beverly on January 15, 2014


loving these recipes

By Alma dixon on November 28, 2013


Paula do you have a recipe for apple pie using honey or syrup?

By SHIRLEY SMITH on November 22, 2013


Hey Paula, I lived in Macon Georgia for over 15 years. Moved there when I was 18. My Mother in Law taught me how to cook Southern style. These fried apple pies are what she use to make. Brings back a lot of memories. I had moved back to Indian and I completely forgot about these. Thanks Paula!!

By Sandy on October 28, 2013


Hey Paula, do you have a sub. for the biscuits aimed for a diabetic...It looks so good but being a diabetic will be hard for me to eat...Hope to see some diabetic recipes. We do need it so very bad ..Please add diabetic recipes to your site

By Gloria on September 21, 2013


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By Lyndi McCoy on June 26, 2013


Can you add any pie filling

By cheryl on May 16, 2013


Hey Paula would love for you to try my fried pies!! I have a lil bakery at a produce stand in Concord Va, Mayberry's Produce, and I make all kinds of fried pies. Coconut cream, chocolate, apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, butterscotch, cherry, lemon, blackberry! I also use biscuits but I make everything else homemade. I usually sell 150 a week! Would love to show you how I make mine one day! Love ya

By Lisa Dutter on March 12, 2013


Hey Paula would love for you to try my fried pies!! I have a lil bakery at a produce stand in Concord Va and I make all kinds of fried pies. Coconut cream, chocolate, apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, butterscotch, cherry, lemon, blackberry! I also use biscuits but I make everything else homemade. I usually sell 150 a week! Would love to show you how I make mine one day! Love ya

By Lisa Dutter on March 12, 2013


I made this as a dessert for this Christmas and also made some the day after Christmas. My family and I enjoyed these skillet apple pies and my husband has already asked me to make these as a dessert for New Years Day. On Christmas Day when I first made these pies I had difficulty properly heating the cast iron skillet. I was also trying to prepareI pies for cooking and watch pies cook in the skillet at the same time. A couple of the pies burned. The day after Christmas I followed my husband suggestion as to how to use a cast iron skillet. He suggested I preheat the cast iron skillet for 10 minutes on medium heat prior to pouring in the cooking oil, Pour in cooking oil and let it heat for about 5 min. I also prepared all my pies ahead before cooking them in the skillet this way all I had to do was concentrate on them cooking for 2 min on each side. The skillet was hot enough for the pies to cook and the the pies came out nice and brown. Looking forward to these pies again New Years 2013. Thanks Paula, I had been reminiscing a lot about my moms' hot apple turnovers, did a search online and your recipe popped up.

By deborah fatherree on December 28, 2012


Sure you could make it in a regular skillet (but watch the temperature of the oil to keep it from getting too hot if you have a non-stick Teflon coating! It releases toxins into your food if you go above 350°F!)) Safer and FAR better to HAVE a cast iron pan!!!!!!! * Besides getting a beneficial boost of iron into your diet (good for "tired blood"= anemia) cast iron has MANY FANTASTIC qualities! 1). It's ALSO non-stick once you get them "seasoned" with plenty of use! 2). Can be used BOTH on top of the stove AND inside the oven! 3). Maintains EVEN heating all over the pan so foods come out cooked more evenly! 4). In case the power goes out in a storm you can use it outside over a campfire or on your BBQ grill! 5). Can cook breakfast, lunch, AND dinner in it! EXTREMELY USEFUL! 6). With proper care will last more than 100 years! Why would you NOT want to GET a cast iron skillet!? You can cook HIGH TEMP in it WITHOUT leaching toxins into your food-- unlike non-stick Teflon coating! 7). * YOUR HEALTH WILL BENEFIT COOKING IN CAST IRON! Try it! You'll LIKE it! 8). Makes THE BEST cornbread IN THE WORLD! 9). You can cook a roast, chicken, ham, turkey, casserole, bacon & eggs, etc in it!

By Donna T Norris on December 14, 2012


love this recipe. I have also used honey butter biscuits recipe! Delicious!!!

By Anonymous on November 30, 2012


keep up the great work paula we enjoy the shows an our prayers are with you...your simply the best

By Anonymous on October 24, 2012


Please someone answer about using a regular skillet instead of a cast iron one.... These look amazing and I really want to try them but I do not own a cast iron skillet.

By Ashley Ervin on October 08, 2012


Ilove your cooking show on food watch it daily at 2p.m.our time love your boys & your husband fcooking with you.awsome.I also love to cook & bake.useing my mother & grandmas recipe.thank you.Barbara

By Barbara Kelly on October 04, 2012


Ihave made many of Paula recipes .. .And we have enjoy all of them ... So keep up the good work Paula...

By Ann Jones on September 10, 2012


Hi Paula I think you are the best cook in the world i love all of your recipes and i also love butter you are a beautiful person inside and outside your hairyour makeup looks so pretty stay pretty you make us work hard to look good like you i hope i get to see you and bobby flay in dallas i like him to god blwss you and those good looking sons you have till next time velinda mathis

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