Fried Apple Pies – soft and sweet on the inside and crispy and flaky on the outside, the easiest dessert that takes less than 20 minutes! Totally irresistible! All you need is a few simple ingredients: apples, lemon, cinnamon sugar, butter, tortillas and egg. Plus Video recipe! These Fried Apple Pies are also called “Apple Hand Pies” featuring a crispy crust, sweet filling and cinnamon sugar coating. They are perfect for picnics, parties and afterschool snacks! It’s a quick and easy way to satisfy your cravings for McDonald’s deep fried apple pies!
The secret to this delicious and quick Fried Apple Pies is to use flour tortilla to replace the traditional pie crust. It’s so much easier and tastes amazing! It’s one of my favorite apple pie desserts, along with 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups, Apple Pie Tacos, Apple Pie Fries and Apple Pie Nachos.
HOW TO MAKE FRIED APPLE PIES
With a few simple ingredients, this mouthwatering dessert will come together in no time!
HOMEMADE APPLE PIE FILLING
Homemade Apple Pie Filling is easy to make and tastes much better and fresher. Once tried, you will never buy canned filling again! They keep well in the freezer for when you want pie filling.
First, peel and dice the apples. Then mix them with lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar. In a medium-large pan over medium heat, add butter until melted, and then add the apple mixture. Cook until the apples are soft and thick. Remove from heat.
Time-saving Tip: Smaller pieces require less time to cook than larger cubes. I also find the canned filling you get at the store has apple chunks too big.
Another secret for making this apple pie filling faster is to add cornstarch. The mixture will thicken much faster. Also remember that it will further thicken as it cools.
PIE CRUST FOR FRIED APPLE PIES
Flour tortillas are the easiest option for Fried Apple Pies. To make the circles out of the tortillas, grab a circular cookie cutter and cut circles out of each tortilla.
If you’d like to use the traditional pie crust, you can either buy refrigerated pie crust or make one from scratch.
ASSEMBLE APPLE PIES
Add about 1 tablespoon of apple mixture to the middle of a round piece of tortillas, leaving 1/2 inch border, then add egg wash to the border. Place another tortilla piece on top and use a fork to press together edges of each.
HOW TO FRY APPLE PIES
In a deep pot or deep fryer, add 3 inches of oil and heat to 375°F. Deep fry the pie in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until the crust is golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Transfer pies to the prepared plate, and dip in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve with your favorite ice cream!
Cooking Process Infographics
BEST APPLES FOR APPLE PIE
As apples are one of the most important ingredients, choosing the right apples are essential for making the best apple pie filling. Here is a guide on how to select the best apples for this recipe.
The ideal texture for Apple Pie Filling is soft but not mushy. It should have the perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors. Granny Smith apples are considered the best option for apple pie filling, and they are absolutely my favorite too. Because they are very firm and don’t get mushy easily when cooked. They also have that tartness I like, although you do need to add extra sugar to balance it out.
Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious apples are also firm but sweeter than Granny Smith. They make great apple pie filling as well, although fresh ones are not always available at your local supermarket. Braeburn, Jonagold, Mutsus, Ginger Gold, and Rome are also good options.
If you’d like to have healthier “No Fry” Fried Apple Pies, you can bake them in the oven at 375 °F for a few minutes until they turn golden brown.
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Watch How To Make Fried Apples
The Easiest Fried Apple Pie (video recipe)
- 5 inch flour tortillas 8 inches
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped
- 1.5 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 cups vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
- Peel and dice the apples. Then mix them with lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar.
- In a medium-large pan over medium heat, add butter until melted, and then add the apple mixture. Cook until the apples are soft and thick. Remove from heat.
- Cut 4-5 circles from each tortilla using a circular cookie cutter until you have 24 total.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture to the middle of a round piece of tortillas, leaving 1/2 inch border, then add egg wash to the border. Place another tortilla piece on top and use a fork to press together edges of each.
- In a deep pot or deep fryer, add 3 inches of oil and heat to 375°F. Deep fry the pie in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side until the crust is golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
- Transfer pies to the prepared plate, and dip in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!
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