Are you looking for the perfect dessert to end a meal with? Step aside, cookies and cakes — there’s a new kid in town! Fried Apple Pie is here! Bringing together the irresistible combination of tart apples and flaky crust, this delicious treat will have your taste buds tingling with joy.
With just a few ingredients and easy steps, you can now whip up this classic fair favorite conveniently right at home. Let’s start cooking – grab your frying pan and make some fried apple pies!
What Is the Key to the Best Homemade Fried Apple Pie?
The secret to these homemade fried apple pies is the best apples! So, choose firm apples that are perfectly ripe but not overripe. Another way to improve on this delectableness is to use a mix of sweet and tart apples. Firm apples that do not fall apart when cooked will provide the texture and flavor for that insanely delicious filling!
How to Fry the Apple Pies the Right Way?
The bubbly, flaky, golden crust is the distinguishing feature of this pie. While we’ve taken the hard work out of it by using frozen puff pastry sheets, there are a few tips to help you achieve that perfect crispy crust.
Before Frying, Freeze Your Pies: Freezing your pies after filling them will make them easier to handle and improve the flakiness of the crust.When the cold pastry hits the hot oil, the surface of the dough will bubble up and reach its ideal texture.
Fry the Pies at a High Temperature: You must fry these pies at a high temperature to get a golden, crispy crust with minimal oil absorption. A quick fry at a high temperature helps them develop a bubbly crust without becoming too greasy.
Refrain from Frying the Pies too Long: The pies don’t need to cook for long because the filling is already cooked and safe to eat. If the thin pastry is left in the oil for too long, it will become soggy and greasy.
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Fried Apple Pie
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1(8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground all spice
- 2 cups tart apples peeled,cored and chopped finely
- 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp coarse sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar
- For crust: in a bowl, mix together flour andsalt.
- In a separate large bowl, add cream cheeseand butter and beat until smooth.
- Slowly, add flour mixture and beat until wellcombined.
- Divide the dough into 2 balls and then, presseach into a disk.
- With plastic wrap, cover each dough disk andrefrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 425 °F.
- Meanwhile, for filling: in a bowl, mixtogether sugar, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside.
- Divide each dough disk into 12 balls.
- Place each dough ball onto a lightly flouredsurface and then, roll each into a 4-inch circle.
- Arrange the dough circles onto a smoothsurface.
- Place about 1 tablespoon of chopped apples onone side of each dough circle and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sugar mixture.
- Place about ¼ teaspoon of butter on top ofeach in the form of dot.
- In a small bowl, beat together egg yolk andwater.
- Brush the edges of each pastry with egg washand then fold it over the filling.
- With a fork, seal edges firmly.
- Arrange the pastries onto 2 ungreased bakingsheets about 2-inch apart.
- Brush the top of each pastry with remainingegg wash.
- With a knife, cut a slit in the top of eachpastry and sprinkle with coarse sugar and cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for about 11-14 minutes or until goldenbrown.
- Remove the baking sheets from oven and placeonto wire racks to cool before serving.