Amish Apple Fry Pies


Amish Apple Fry Pies

We're taking you into the country with this recipe for Amish fry pies!

Amish Apple Fry Pies
Amish Apple Fry Pies

If you're unfamiliar with the term "fry pie," let me fill you in on what you've been missing out on. A fry pie is a handheld dessert made by wrapping pie filling with a crust and frying it. How can that be anything but delicious? The Amish have perfected fry pies, and this recipe from our Test Kitchen is an apple pie version. Our Amish Apple Fry Pies are covered in a vanilla glaze, so as long as you don't mind getting sticky, you can happily eat one with your hands. These mini pies are absolutely delicious, and because the filling, dough, and glaze are all made from scratch, you can be proud of your creation. Amish Apple Fry Pies are incredibly easy to make, and your friends will be wowed!

Preparation Time45 min

Cooking Time15 min


  • For the buns
  • 2 large gala apples, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • store-bought pie crust
  • For the icing
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Amish Apple Fry Pies


  1. Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the apples are slightly softened and have released their juices, about 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl until a slurry forms.

  3. Pour the slurry into the apple mixture, stirring continuously as you continue to cook for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and the apples will be soft.  

  4. Remove the filling mixture from the heat, add the lemon juice, and set aside to cool.

  5. Using a circular cookie cutter, cut out 6 circles out of the pie dough.

  6. Place 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling on each circle.

  7. Fold the dough circle in half over the filling and press down on the edges to seal.

  8. Fold or crimp the edges so that the pies stay closed while frying.

  9. In a large saucepan heat about 3 cups of oil to 350°F.

  10. Place two pies in the oil at a time and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.

  11. Remove pies and place on paper towels.

  12. Repeat until all pies are fried.

  13. To make the glaze, combine the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and milk in a small saucepan. Whisk in the vanilla extract and a cup of the powdered sugar.

  14. Drizzle the glaze on top of the pies and serve.

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I've eaten a lot (a lot) of fried pies in my life. Never heard them called fry pies.

Help, the format of the website has changed. How do I add this to my recipe box?

I am annoyed by that too. Another Brit.

Once I see where it calls for something that is prepared, I throw the recipe away!

Fooled yet again by these lazy american recipes!! Made from scratch they said. guess you don't know the meaning of that phrase. Store-bought pastry, is NOT made from scratch. I frequently get fooled this way, by a nice sounding recipe, only to find at least 50% of the ingredients are pre-mixed, store-bought substitutes for orinary every-day items! What a con american cooks are!.PS Did I say I'm a Brit?

We're cons? One ingredient is mislabeled "from scratch" and you have a meltdown that totally disses everyone from America who has the AUDACITY to post a recipe (gasp!). Never mind the fact that this poster took the time and effort to share something nice. Why not try the adult approach, ignore the mistake, make your own from-scratch dough, and just enjoy the rest of what looks like a really delicious recipe. Or you can just keep on with the childish name-calling, ignoring all the wonderful recipes from Americans that are exactly what they say they are. I've seen errors in British recipe postings, too, but I just shrug, realizing no one is perfect, and move on. You might want to get over yourself and try that.

These Amish apple pies look very delicious dessert. Apples covered with crust then fried and topped with glaze. I have sweet tooth so this apple recipe sounds very appealing to me. I wish I could cook this dessert one of these days.

This recipe sounds so delicious...I just love anything that has apples in it and I'm thinking any extra could be frozen for another time. I'm not sure how I feel about the maple syrup in the icing and actually could probably skip the icing altogether and instead maybe give it a little dusting of powdered sugar. Walnuts would be a great compliment to the pies as well.

This appears to be a yummy recipe. I think it will be easy to tweak according to personal taste too. I don't care for maple syrup so I'd leave it out of the icing. The hand pies would be yummy with peaches too. A store bought ready pie filling would be a good substitute for apples too. What a nice dessert for apple picking season. I'd use MacIntosh apples. They are my favorites for pie. What apple would you use?


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