Mama's Recipe For Old Fashioned Fried Apple Pies: Step By Step Instructions And Photos

Warm Fried Apple Pie And Ice Cream

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I would like to share my Mother's recipe for Fried Apple Pie. This is a favorite dessert in the South where I grew up in the country. I had a wonderful childhood. I was very close to my Mother and Daddy. My Mother taught me everything I know about keeping a clean house, cooking and sewing. She tried to teach me to knit, but I just wasn’t interested, although she did manage to teach me to embroidery which I still enjoy. She was my idol. My greatest wish in life has always been to be as good a Mother and role model as she was. She was such a good natured lady. In this generation, people would say she had a hard life and that she worked too hard. I never saw her sit very much. She was always busy cleaning our little house, cooking on the wood burning stove, or sewing.

My Daddy Loved These Fried Pies!

My Daddy worked in a cotton mill for 35 years. He was a weaver. He would take strands of cotton and weave them into fabric. He loved to eat, and Mother spoiled him with all the good food he loved. She sent him off to work each day after a big breakfast of eggs, ham or bacon, grits and biscuits. He enjoyed the big lunches Mother made for him, especially the fried fruit pie she always put in his lunch bag. She always made a nice dinner (we called it supper back then) for us. I remember the hearty meat dishes finished off with one of her pies or cakes. Daddy drove an old 1929 Dodge that had wooden spokes. He had a little dog that adored him and would wait beside the road for him to come home from work every day at 3:30 p.m. For several weeks after Daddy died his little dog, Daisy, would go and sit on the side of the road and wait and wait. After a while she would sadly come home.

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This Is A Shadow I Made To Honor My Mother

These are just little mementos of some of my Mother's things.
These are just little mementos of some of my Mother's things. | Source

I Sold These Fried Pies At School

My Daddy died when I was 13 years old. My Mother had no skill. She quit school in the 10th. Grade. Back then an education wasn’t that important for women because the wives and mothers stayed home, kept the house and took care of the family. They cooked and cleaned. My Mother didn’t even drive a car. It wasn’t necessary for her to drive. Mother cleaned houses for people and took in laundry to make ends meet. As soon as I turned 16, I got a job at the local drug store stocking shelves.

I have wonderful memories of spending time with my Mother, especially cooking. She amazed me with her talent for turning out the best cakes, pies and cookies on that old wood burning stove. She got the idea of making fried fruit pies to sell to make money. She would stay up late into the night and make these little pies, and I would take them to school the next day and sell them for ten cents each. I could sell all she could make!

This Is My Mother's Recipe For Fried Fruit Pies

I have her directions for making these little fruit pies that I’d like to share. She would make apple and peach, but my favorite was apple. We grew both fruits so they both were plentiful. So if your family prefers peaches, just use them instead of apples.

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 49 min
Yields: 8 Fried Pies

Ingredients needed for Fried Apple Pies

Get all the ingredients ready before you begin to make the pies.
Get all the ingredients ready before you begin to make the pies. | Source

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Apple Pie Filling
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutneg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 2 1/4 Cup Bisquick
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • Confectioner's sugar, Sprinkle on top of cooked pies

Apples And Spices Mixed

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  1. For Filling: Combine apple pie filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, 1 tablespoon Flour. Mix well.
  2. For Crust: Mix Bisquick and milk to form dough. Roll out dough. Cut circles out of dough using a 5 inch lid or plastic bowl. Spoon small amount in the middle of the circle. Fold circle over and crimp with a fork. Deep fry either in a skillet or deep fryer. Heat Oil to 350 degrees about 4 minutes. Drain, and dust with confectioner's sugar.
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Dough Is Rolled Out And Cut Into Circles

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Pie Is Ready To Deep Fry

I overfill my pies!
I overfill my pies! | Source

This is the Presto Deep Fryer that I have and enjoy!

The Deep Fryer I Used To Fry The Pies

You can use a large skillet instead of a fryer.
You can use a large skillet instead of a fryer. | Source
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The Fried Pie Sprinkled With Confectioner's Sugar

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Eat Warm With Ice Cream

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

What beautiful little pies and I'm sure they're just as delicious as they look! I like your idea of using a bowl as a pattern to cut them out. Voted up!


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pennylu 4 years ago from Georgia

Lovely story about your family, and growing up in the south. The fried pies look delicious! I'll have to try that some time.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi vespawoolf, thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about making fried apple pies. Yes, it's always hard for me to find a pattern for a circle, and that little plastic bowl was perfect. Thanks so much for the votes. I appreciate that!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi pennylu , I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my Hub about making fried apple pies. Yes, I'm pretty Southern. I grew up like the Waltons on TV! I do hope you'll try to make these delicious little pies.


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pennylu 4 years ago from Georgia

Mary, I'm moving to Georgia next month! My first time living in the deep south. I'm a west coast girl, so should be interesting for me. I love southern food, though. That part I'll definitely enjoy.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

As I was raised for the most part in Texas, and my mother's family was originally from Georgia, I ate a lot of these wonderful fried pies growing up. My mother made apple, peach and apricot fried pies and I sill remember how good they were. You had quite an interesting life there and worked hard too.

This brought back memories of my own growing up.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi again pennylu, I grew up in S.C. but later moved to Atlanta, GA. I still miss GA, but it gets a little too cold for me there in the winter. I wish you all the best in your new home there. The people are warm and friendly (or at least the natives are). If you like southern food, you'll love the way they make fried chicken!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, xstatic. I'm glad my Hub on fried pies brought back fond memories for you. It was a wonderful way of life that I wouldn't trade for anything! BTW, my granddaughter is still in Oregon and loving it! Thanks for reading and commenting.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Glad she likes it Mary! Wish I had a fried pie to go with this coffee right now!


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MizPam 4 years ago from Havre MT USA

I've never been to the South, but this makes me want to try the dessert! My husband was drooling a few minutes ago looking at your finished photo.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi MizPam, I do hope you will try to make some fried apple pies. They are really, really good and easy to make, too. Thanks for reading an commenting!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Wow! Just thinking of that pie made me hungry. Your mother was a wonderful role model; there was no other way down South. I would add my own pecan icecream. You have made it so easy Mary. Even a guy like me can use that frier. I know..I know, you want pictures of my own fried pie. Still admiring the history behind this recipe, and I felt as though I was there in the 50's. Big difference and bigger changes. Thanks for taking your time Mary. I learned a little about your dad and mom; no wonder you are the Mary We appreciate and admire.

LORD


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StephenCowry 4 years ago

It's always exciting to serve something new on the table.Thanks for sharing the recipe here. We'll make time to follow such.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

How nice it is to open my comments this morning, Lord, and see your beautiful comment! Yes, life was good back then, wish I could relive those days; they were the best! Pecan ice icream is really my favorite flavor. Thanks for so for your loyal support and love. It is returned many times from my end!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good morning, StephenCowry, thanks so much for reading my Hub on making fried apple pies. It's nice to see you here! I hope you'll try to make these little pies. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Welcome to HubPages! I'm going now to read your new Hub.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

I enjoyed hearing about your family. Fried pies were not as popular in the north as in the south, however I certainly ate my share of regular pies. Like your mother, mine was also a great cook. My mother always gave us a choice on our birthdays (when we were old enough to voice an opinion) as to what kind of cake or pie we would like her to make. My dad always chose pie and I started doing the same. Still to this day, I prefer a good pie over a cake. Thanks for your recipe and memories. Voted interesting and beautiful...for the memories. Am sure you cherish them as I do! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Peggy W, so nice to see you today! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment on my Hub on making fried apple pies. My very favorite pie is a lemon meringue, I could eat a whole one in a day. I discovered how to make this in the microwave: I wrote a Hub about that, too. Thanks for much for the votes, I appreciate that. I look forward to reading more of your Hubs. I learn a lot from you....Hope you have a wonderful day.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Mary you have my heart on this one. It looks so good! There's just something about a turnover that makes you want to take a bite out of it. Wonderful recipe idea.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi teaches12345, I'm so glad you read my Hub on fried apple pies. They really are good; hope you'll make some. Thanks for the nice c0mpliment. See you again soon, I hope.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Mary, I love the recipe and so enjoyed reading your family memories, thank you for sharing this wonderful hub with us.

Voting up, best wishes Lesley


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lesley. So nice to see you today! I'm so happy you like the recipe for my Mama's Fried Apple Pies, and thanks for the nice compliment. Yes, I have wonderful memories of family and growing up in the country. Thanks, too, for the votes, I appreciate that so much.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Nice hub with a great recipe. (We used to call it supper too, still do most of the time.) I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of people making fried apple pie! Voted up, useful and interesting.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi tilsontitan, thanks for reading my Hub on Mama's fried apple pies, and I do hope you're right that more people will be making these. My family loves them! Thanks so much for the votes. See you again, soon, I hope.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I love fried pies. My family is from Arkansas and they made fried pies but they were peach. Enjoyed reading your recipe and it looks so good. Voted and shared.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I have tried fried pies before, but yours look even more amazing! Yummy! Makes my mouth water!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, moonlake! If you love fried pies as much as I do, you just need to make a batch for yourself! They don't stay around here very long. Sometimes I make peach, too. I just use canned peaches instead of the apples. Thanks so much for the votes and for the share. I really appreciate that.

Hope you have a wonderful day.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Victoria Lynn. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Fried Apple Pies. I enjoy warming one in the microwave and putting vanilla ice cream on the top. That's my favorite bedtime snack. (I'm bad).

My best to you, Mary


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

Whoah- fried apple pies? That sounds intense. Intensely delicious! Thanks for the recipe and how-to!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Simone Smith, I'm glad you read and commented on my fried apple pie recipe. I do hope you'll try and make these. They really are delicious and easy to make. Goodnight.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Mary,

My mouth is watering. I have never made crust before but I watched the video and it doesn't seem too difficult.

Voted up and away

I hope you are doing well my friend.

I wish you and Baby a good weekend. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sueswan, so nice to see you! Yes, just follow the instructions: the crust is really easy to make, and I do hope you'll make some fried apple pies; you will enjoye them!

My best to you, and Baby says HI!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Mary, these look to DIE for! My hubby is always getting the nasty fried apple pies at the drive thru and is always disappointed. I might just have to whip some of these up for Father's Day as a special treat for being such a great dad. Thank you for sharing your mom's wonderful recipe!! Voted up and more.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, TToombs08, thanks for reading about how to make fried apple pies. It would be a lovely thing to do for your hubby for Father's Day! Bet he will love these apple pies. Thanks so much for the votes, I appreciate that!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I have never had a fried apple pie. Only the baked variety. Sounds yummy!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, ChristyWrites. I think it's time you made yourself a treat with some fried apple pies! I do hope you will try some of these. Thanks for reading and commenting. Bye for now..


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Very interesting to read the story of when you were growing up. It must have been very challenging for your mother after your father died, but is sounds as if she rose to that challenge with all those pies! What a lovely memory for you too.

I have never thought of frying pies, but I have a feeling my kids would love these.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Melovy. So nice to see you today! Glad you found my Hub on fried apple pies interesting. I do hope you'll make some of these for your kids, they would love them, I'm sure. Yes, I do have some wonderful memories of a wonderful woman!

Have a great day.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I've never heard of fried apple pie but since this looks delicious, I'll forward it to the family cook. Voting this Up and Useful. Shared.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

H there, alocsin. Good to see you! I never met a man in my life that didn't like apple pie! You would love these, too, I'll bet. Many thanks for the votes and the share. I appreciate that!

Goodnight.


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Wow - those look really yummy, especially w/that ice cream =)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, HawaiiHeart, thanks for reading and commenting on my fried apple pies Hub. They really are tasty; I hope you will make some!


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Mary, a great hub on life and the devotion of a good dog, you ended with a great recipe that I'll write out and give a whirl, love these pies and never took time to get a recipe, so I'm out of excuses!

Thank You,

Peace Dusty


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Dusty! Love seeing you again! Thanks so much for the nice compliment on my Hub to make mama's fried apple pies. I made some last night and my family gobbled them up so fast! OK, no excuses.....go make yourself some fried apple (or peach) pies.


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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

Wow, Mary, this pie looks applesolutely stunning :) Your childhood sounds wonderful, and I'm very sorry you lost your Daddy so young, that must have been very difficult, but your mother sounds like an amazing lady, and you can add me to a list of people who will soon be happy to be very full of her lovely apple pie recipe.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Redberry Sky, thanks for reading and commenting on Mama's apple pies. Yes, my Mother was an amazing woman. I wrote a Hub in her Honor: Things I Would Say To My Mother.

I do hope you will try these great little pies.

I hope you have a wonderful day!


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GracieLake 4 years ago from Arizona

Ooooh, that looks too yummy! What a great idea to followup on a summer barbecue.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, GracieLake. I'm so happy you think mama's fried apple pies look yummy. They taste pretty yummy, too. I do hope you will make some of these. Your family will love you for it.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Mary, this is fantastic! I love apple pies! and I think I'm gonna try this recipe. Hope it'll be a success!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hello there, unknown spy. I do hope you will try these great little pies. They are really good.

Thanks for reading, and I hope they turn out good for you!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Mary,

This looks absolutely amazing, mouthwatering and magnificently delicious! Thanks for the step by step clear instructions. I think a recent college student could even manage to knock this one out of the park(aka mysel), thanks to your help! Many votes and sharing!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Josh, There is just no doubt in my mind that you couldn't whip these right out! Just make up the dough, roll it out , cut into circles, put the filling on the dough, fold it over and fry! That's all there is to it!

Thanks for the votes, and the shares.

Now, get in that kitchen and make some of these: you'll be glad you did.

Goodnight, Mary


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

These look yummy Mary - I have never tried fried pies, will try try them sometime :o)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jools99. I sure hope you do try to make some fried apple pies! They are so simple to do and SO good to eat.

Thanks for reading, Mary


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

These look delish! I've never eaten a fried apple pie, but apple pie is my favorite pie. I'll take a couple. Let me know when they are ready to ship and I'll send you my address. You are awesome!!! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hey, Sunshine625, Oh you haven't lived till you have eaten a fried apple pie! The problem is, you can't eat just one! Why don't you just whip up a few for everyone. It wouldn't take long at all.....


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Like Sunshine, any apple pie, fried or baked, is fine by me!! Looks delicious, Mary. I"m sharing and pinning this!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, midget38. These fried apple pies are really great. Hope you will make some.

Thanks for the share and Pin, I appreciate that. Mary


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary,

This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it.

Happy September 8th Birthday!!!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Simple recipes are usually the best recipes, Mary! Definitely have to try this, I never had any deep-fried fruit pies at all. Wish they were more common in NJ :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Daisy . Thanks for the well wishes on my Birthday! I'm having a nice day. My family is making me a dinner later that I'm looking forward to.

Hope you'll try and make some fried apple pies.

Just curious: I thought you finished the apprentice program, but the little "a" is still showing.... Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Keith. Thanks for reading about my Mama's fried applies pies. You really should make yourself some of these; you would love them.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I stopped by for a virtual snack! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Sunshine625! I'm so glad you stopped by, and I hope you had your fill of my Mama's fried pies!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This makes me crave for apple pies. Great traditional recipe.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Vellur. I'm glad my Hub on my Mama's fried apple pies made you crave for some, so I hope you will make these delicious little pies. You'll be glad you did.

Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again soon.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Came in again to say that I'm hungry for the pie!! Thanks for sharing!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, midget38. So nice to see you! Thanks for coming to see my Hub on Fried Apple Pies.

I hope you and yours have a Happy New Year, Mary


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Coming in to eat and share these lovely pies again!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I will make these and have them with ice cream. Thank you. I love to hear about your family, so need to read you more don't I? We always called the evening meal supper...I still do. Dinner is only on Sunday...I don't know why, it is always an earlier meal.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Mary, this is the best sweet hub to read today. I remember when my dad made these when I was growing up. I could eat as many as they would let me! Thanks so much for sharing recipe and directions and bringing back such good memories with your images!


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torrilynn 3 years ago

mary, I would have to say thanks for the pictures and

for the overall hub apple pie is my favorite type of pie

right along with lemon meringue pie

thanks

Voted up


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, midget38. So nice of you to come back to eat some Fried Apple Pies and to share.

I always appreciate your support in my work!

My best, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jackie. Yes, we southern folks called "dinner" "supper" , right???

I still do, too!

I do hope I have inspired you to make some Fried Apple Pies, I know you will enjoy them.

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, ytsenoh. I'm so happy my Hub about Fried Apple Pies brought back nice memories for you. These are such a favorite with my family that I make them at least once a week.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi torrilynn. If you like apple pie, you will certainly love making fried apple Pies! My family really loves these.

Oh, if you like Lemon Meringue, check out my Hub on how to make in the microwave! It's so easy.

Thanks for reading and for the vote. My best, Mary


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Mom learned to make these when we lived in South Carolina, and she used to make them by the dozens!

Bookmarked!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, WillStarr, I spent a large part of my childhood in South Carolina. What a beautiful state. I still make these fried applie (and peach) pies for my family. They will eat all I can make!

Thanks for reading, and let me encourage you to make some of these. You'll be glad you did, Mary


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WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I do make them, Mary! In fact, we bought a deep fryer mainly for that purpose!

If you want to cheat a little, you can use canned pie fillings, but homemade is best.

In Mexico, they are called 'empanadas'. While pie fillings are also used, they commonly fill with green chili pork or some other meats. It makes a tasty lunch, and if you also have a fried pie, you have dessert!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Will. Now that you mention the pies made in Mexico, I remember eating a filled pie sold in Puerto Rico that had meat in it. Was delicious. I have to look that up to see what they called theirs. I could add that info into this Hub, right?

Thank for reminding me about that!

Happy Easter, Mary


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Since I wrote about ice-cream, it's time to combine it with a pie!! Sharing this again!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi midget38. You are SO right....your ice cream would be delicious on my Apple Pie! Let's link them, OK?

Thanks for the share, too. Mary


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

These pies look delicious! Now I need apple pie. I'm sure Publix apple pie doesn't compare to these treats.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sunshine625. These little fried apple pies not only look delicious, they taste delicious, too! Oh no, Publix could never make an apple pie this good! Hope you will try and make some of these, Mary


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

Yummy! I love apple pie but I have not made one myself. I have to try this recipe. I enjoyed reading about your family Mary and you have a very wonderful childhood memories. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Thelma Alberts. If you like apple pie, you will love these little fried ones! Thanks for the nice compliment.

Thanks for the nice comment, the votes and the share, Mary


Bettie Woods 2 years ago

Our annual family reunion will be held at the old family house in Alabama. The grandchild in charge of desserts wants to bring the fried apple pies that Mama Woods made for them as children. She even dried her apples on a piece of tin in the back yard! What sweet memories ! Thanks for the recipe.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Bettie. My mother used to dry apples like that, too. I do hope you will try to make Fried Apple Pies like my mama's!


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

That is such a sweet story about your childhood. Your Mom was smart to develop a marketable skill like baking pies. Very industrious move in your family's time of need. I love the natural look of these pies. Yum.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Yes, my mama was a pretty smart lady! I hope you make some of her fried apple pies.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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freecampingaussie 2 years ago from Southern Spain

That looks delicious ! I love Apple pie with ice cream or whipped cream/custard.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi freecampingaussie

If you love apple pie you will love my mamas Fried apple pie recipe!

We enjoy it with ice cream.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Ah, Mary, thanks so much for sharing your dear mother's recipe for fried apple pies. Apple pie is my favorite (with ice cream of course).

I'm making these for our thanksgiving feast. I may have to practice this recipe tomorrow so I'll have it all down pat for next thursday. Sharing.


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aesta1 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Apple pie is one of my favourite desserts. I prefer it with ice cream. I have not used Bisquick before. I will try this recipe.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

This sounds delicious and worth trying!

It was so touching to read about your mother and father. No one can take their place. Their love is selfless and they continue to bless their children, even when they are not there.

This recipe is special, because it has the mother's touch. Would love to try it.

Thanks for sharing and voted up!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, vocalcoach. I am so pleased that you like my Mothers' recipe for fried apple pies! These will be a big hit at your Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm bad about overfilling my circles of dough as you can see by my photo, but that's so big deal.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and the share. Happy Thanksgiving to you!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi aesta1, So nice to see you here today! I like Bisquick for a lot of recipes. You could just use any good recipe for pie dough, though.

I'm so happy you will be using my recipe! My best, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, there, ChitrangadaSharan It's always nice to see you! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading a little about my dear Mother and Daddy. I was so fortunate to have them as my parents in so many ways.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting and the votes, Mary


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

My son just bought a deep fryer for the house since mine bit the dust. I can't wait to try this recipe. Pinning and sharing.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

This sounds wonderful!!


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Patsybell 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Oh how I remember Grandmother's Fried pies. Usually made in the winter with dried fruits. I enjoyed your hub and will indeed try the recipe. Voted up, I, U, Pinned, tweet.


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ArtDiva 2 years ago from Yountville, CA

This is typically Southern. My father's side of the family is from the deep South, Mississippi. At age 19, visited with my parents, and ate so much good Southern cooking. Mmmm. I would cut fat off pork chops, but not Southern fried, it was crispy good. Would bet this fried recipe is scrumptious.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Just Ask Susan, Oh, aren't you lucky to get a new deep fryer!! Now's your chance to use it, right?

Great, I'm happy you will make some fried apple pies.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, the Pin, and the share! Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there Audrey, I'm glad you think my recipe for fried apple pies sounds wonderful, and I do hope you will make some; you will be glad you did! Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Patsybell, I'm glad I reminded you of your Grandma's fried apple pies! I'm happy you like the recipe,and will make some of these.

Thanks so much for the votes, the Tweet, and the Pin, I appreciate that so much, Mary


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there ArtDiva, we Southern folks do know how to cook! I have always eaten fried foods and still enjoy them. Love fried chicken!! And I love fried pork chops, too!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Nancy Hardin 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I identified with your story so much. My Daddy was a coal miner, Mama was a housewife. I remember her fried pies too, and unfortunately, I had moved several states away from my mother before she died. I never did get her recipe (she made her own crust from scratch) but this recipe sounds so good and easy, I believe I can do this one. Pie crust has always been my downfall! Thanks for sharing your story and this recipe!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Nancy Hardin. I should have mentioned in my Hub that my Mother made her crust from scratch, too. I don't think she had even heard of Bisquick back then. I like to use Bisquick, but any good crust recipe will do just fine.

I have many recipes my Mother wrote out on scraps of paper or cards. I value each and every one of them.

I am certain you can make these fried apple pies! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Blackspaniel1 18 months ago

We had a local company that made fried pies, hen it had a fire. It is quite helpful to be able to make your own.


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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Blackspaniel1 Fried apple pies are really easy to make, and like the commercial for potato chips: You can't eat just one!! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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vocalcoach 18 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Had to come back to let you know what a success your recipe is. The best ever. Thanks again Mary.


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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

vocalcoach, Happy Memorial Day!! Thanks for coming back to my mama's recipe for fried apple pies. It is still a favorite at my family dinners.

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