There is nothing more delicious than a hand-held fried apple pie. I first had these at a Community Center Fall Festival and fell in love. There are many different ways to make them, including with biscuit dough, but I prefer pie crust. You can make your own crust, but Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts are delicious and make the job easier.
Set out 1 box (2 crusts) Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts to soften. Peel, core, and dice 2 large firm apples. Put them in a saucepan and toss with 1/4C sugar and 1/2t cinnamon. Set on the stove covered on low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, til soft. Mash with a fork, leaving it a little chunky.
Roll out one crust on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch. Cut 4 inch circles. Reroll scraps. Repeat with second crust.
Put 1 heaping T filling in each circle. Moisten edges with water and fold in half. Press edges and crimp with a fork.
Heat cooking oil in a deep fryer or heavy saucepan to 375 F. Fry the pies, 2 at a time, for 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
Caution: Do not eat them all in one sitting, even though you will be tempted. They are that amazing and delicious. This recipe is easy to double or triple if you need a lot of pies. Wrap cooled pies individually in waxed paper.
Love, Grammy ❤