Fried Apple Pies Recipe made with biscuit dough and a delicious apple filling come together for the best dessert. Top it all off with glaze drizzled everywhere. It is so delicious.

Fried Apple Pies stacked on a plate
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Fried pies never disappoint, and I love to make them for a delicious treat for any occasion. There is something special about fruit pies and everyone always loves them. This recipe taste so much better than any fast food restaurant such as McDonald’s fried apple pies.

If you love apple desserts, you might also love our Apple Pie Cookies Recipe or Mini Apple Pie Bites Recipe.

Why this recipe works

  • Easy to adapt. We made apple pies but you can try other fillings. 
  • It uses canned biscuits. This recipe is so easy because it calls for canned biscuits. You can have this from stove to table in very little time.
  • Quick and Delicious. Since you are using canned biscuits and not making the dough, it takes very little time. The results are so decadent! 


Ingredients needed for the fried apple pies - canned biscuits, powdered sugar, butter, apples, spices.


  • Canned Biscuits 
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon


  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk

Find the complete list of ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Variations for Homemade Fried Apple Pies:

  • Top with Powdered Sugar – You can just sprinkle each fried pie with powdered sugar. Great substitute if you don’t want to do a glaze. Another tasty idea to try is sugar and cinnamon.
  • Use Other Fruit – Try substituting other fruit for the homemade apple pie filling. Some ideas include: blueberries, peach, strawberry, cherry (Try homemade cherry pie filling.) and blackberry. We love fried pies of all kinds.
  • Make with Pie Dough – Pie crust can be used instead of biscuits to make the fried pies. We have even made this recipe with puff pastry for a delicious option.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture – We love the combination of these to flavors. But you can add in a pumpkin apple spice for added flavor.
  • Tart Apple – The best apples are tart apples such as granny smith apples, but feel free to use what you prefer. Red apples, gala apples or fuji apples are great options.

How to Make Fried Apple Pies:

Saucepan with apples cooking.

Step 1 – Make fresh Apple Filling. First, heat a sauce pan to medium heat.  Next, add the fresh apples, butter, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Cook this until the mixture is soft for about 8-12 minutes. 

Saucepan with apples and seasoning.

Step 2 – Add Cornstarch. Second, turn the heat to medium high. Add the cornstarch to the water and once well combined add to the apples so the sauce thickens. Set the mixture aside.

Biscuits rolled out.

Step 3. Flatten the biscuits. Next, you will need a lightly floured surface on your counter. Flatten each biscuit on the flour mixture. This will prevent them from sticking.

Apple filling on top of biscuits.

Step 4. Add Apple Mixture. Once each biscuit is flattened, put some of the apple mixture on each biscuit.

Biscuits folded together and sealed with a fork around the edges.

Step 5. Fold Biscuits – Finally, fold each biscuit over so that they form a half moon shape. I like to use a fork to press the edges of the dough together so they seal. Once you crimp the edges, it helps to keep the filling inside and just looks nice.

Fried apple pies on paper plate lined with paper towels to absorb grease.

Step 6. Fry the pies for 2-3 minutes per side. After deep frying, allow to cool on a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet.

Bowl of glaze beside plate of fried pies.

Step 7. Make Glaze – While the pies are cooling, make the glaze. Simply mix the glaze ingredients together.

Fried pies on cooling rack with glaze added.

Step 8. Drizzle the glaze over the fried pies or use a pastry brush.

Tip for Success:

  • Biscuit Size – Use the regular size biscuits and not the huge ones. Also, any brand on sale will do or even store brand. 
  • Pie Crust. You can also use store bought pie crust or homemade pie crust.
  • Heat Oil – Make sure your oil is hot enough before putting the fried pies in the pan. The oil should be about 350 degrees. Also, use an oil with a high smoke point.
  • Cook Apple Mixture – Make sure to cook apple mixture until the apples are soft. We recommend chopping the apples the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Filling the Biscuits – Make sure to not overfill the biscuits. We try to measure around a tablespoon or two. This helps to easily close the biscuit.
  • Thicken Sauce – We recommend not skipping the cornstarch slurry mixture. This allows the liquid in the apple mixture to thicken so that it is not runny when adding to the apples.
  • Folding Biscuits – You want to make a seal pocket over the apples. This makes sure that the filling doesn’t come out. We recommend sealing with a fork to seal the edges. You can also seal by dip your fingers in water then sealing biscuits.
  • Frying Apple Hand Pies – Place apple pies in heated oil. It will only take about 2 minutes to cook them on both sides. You want the biscuits to be golden brown before removing from the oil.
  • Adding Glaze – Combine the glaze ingredients while the fried apples are cooking. You want to glaze the fried apples while they are warm. This allows the glaze to stick to the fried apples. Then they are ready to serve.
  • Serving – They can be served warm or at room temperature. We have even served them with vanilla ice cream.
  • Topping. You can also sprinkle the fried apple pie with granulated sugar or powdered sugar instead of a glaze.

How to Store Leftovers:

  • Cool Apple Pies – Let the pies cool before putting in the fridge. You can store up to 2-3 days but these are best served fresh. 
  • Parchment Paper – Separate the layers of fried pies with parchment paper or a paper towel inside of the container. 
Fried Apple Pies stacked on a plate

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Fried apple pies

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Fried Apple Pies Recipe made with biscuit dough and a delicious apple filling come together for the best dessert. Top it all off with glaze drizzled everywhere. It is so delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 447


  • 1 package of Canned Biscuits 8 count
  • 3 Large Granny Smith Apple peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • Heat a medium sauce pan over medium heat, cook the apples, butter, sugars, cinnamon and salt for approximately 8-12 minutes until the apples are softened.
  • Then increase the heat to medium high. Mix the cornstarch into the water and stir this mixture into the apple mixture to thicken the sauce. Remove the apple mixture from the heat.
  • Then on a lightly flour surface, flatten out each biscuit.
  • Place the apple mixture evenly onto each flatten biscuit.
  • Then fold the biscuit over to form a half moon shape and press the edges together gently with a fork to seal the edges.
  • Then heat 3″ of oil in a pan over medium high heat (the oil should be 350-375 degrees F). Fry the apple pies in batch for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
  • Remove the pies from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Allow the pies too cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then mix together the glaze ingredients.
  • Brush the glaze over the top of the fried pies and then serve. Note: You’ll want the pies to still be warm when applying the glaze. You can drizzle the glaze, brush it on or dip the pies in the glaze if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 447kcal, Carbohydrates 89g, Protein 3g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 11mg, Sodium 430mg, Potassium 207mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 68g, Vitamin A 184IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 47mg, Iron 1mg

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