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Fried Pies


Ellijay, GA Apple Festival

My daughter under the "Fried Pie" sign in Ellijay GA.

Carroll Pellegrinelli
Served hot or cold, Fried Pies are a favorite at most fairs and carnivals. They are the perfect finger food or go-food. Here's a recipe so you can make them at home.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • pastry for 2-crust pie
  • 1-22 ounce can pie filling*


Divide pastry in half. On lightly floured surface with lightly floured rolling pin, roll half of dough into 10-inch square; cut into flour 5-inch squares or rounds.

Spread scant 1/4 cup apple-pie filling on half of each square, leaving 1/2-inch margin along edges; lightly moisten edges with water. Fold over other half of square and seal edges with fork dipped in flour. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling scraps to make 10 pies.

In deep fat fryer, heat about 3 inches salad oil to 400 degrees F. Place 2 or 3 pies in basket; gently lower into hot oil. Fry 3 to 5 minutes until golden; drain on paper towels. Fry remaining pies. Sprinkle, while warm, with confectioner's sugar or cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm. Makes 10 fried pies.

To reheat, do not use microwave. In an 350 degree oven, heat until warm.

*Dried fruit, prepared according to the package directions for a pie, may also be used.

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