Fried Apple or Peach Pies

Indulge in the warm, flaky goodness of Fried Apple or Peach Pies with this delightful recipe. Whether you’re a fan of the classic apple filling or prefer the lusciousness of peach, these hand pies are sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Made with just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is perfect for both novice and experienced bakers. The combination of the golden crust and fruity filling makes these pies a delightful treat for any occasion. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get baking!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

To prepare these delectable Fried Apple or Peach Pies, you’ll need the following kitchen equipment:

  • Oven
  • Shallow bowl
  • Fork and knife for dicing the fruit
  • 4-inch biscuit cutter
  • 1 tbsp cookie scoop
  • Fork for sealing the pies
  • Small bowl for beating the egg white
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Whisk for preparing the glaze

Pairing Suggestions

To complement the delightful flavors of Fried Apple or Peach Pies, consider pairing them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream. For a cozy autumn treat, serve them with a warm mug of spiced apple cider or a comforting cup of tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (14.1 oz each) of refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling (or apple pie filling, if preferred)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg white, beaten

Instructions

Preparing the Filling:

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Allow the pie crusts to come to room temperature while you prepare the filling.

Dump the pie filling into a shallow bowl and dice the peaches (or apples) into small pieces using a fork and knife.

Add the cinnamon to the bowl and mix until the filling and spice are well blended. Set the filling aside.

Assembling the Hand Pies:

Unroll the pie crusts and use a 4-inch biscuit cutter to cut 6 circles from each crust. You may need to re-roll the scraps to get the sixth circle.

Drop a tablespoon of peach (or apple) pie filling into the center of each pie crust circle.

Fold the circles in half and pinch the edges together completely. Then, fold the pinched edges over and press them with the tines of a fork to seal the pies.

To prevent bursting, poke each hand pie with a fork once.

Beat the egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Brush the frothy egg white over the tops of each hand pie.

Place the pies on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, ensuring they are about 1 inch apart.

Bake the pies in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until they turn a delicious golden brown.

Preparing the Glaze:

While the pies are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until you achieve a smooth glaze.

Once the pies are cooked, remove them from the baking sheet and drop them (while still warm) into the glaze, ensuring they are completely coated. You can use two forks to flip the pies in the glaze and remove them carefully.

Return the glazed pies to the parchment paper and allow them to set for approximately 5 minutes.

Notes:

Feel free to use refrigerated pie crusts for convenience. However, if you prefer homemade crusts, you can certainly make them from scratch.

If you opt for apple filling, consider adding a sprinkle of nutmeg for an extra burst of flavor.

Serve the pies warm for the best taste and texture.

You can store any leftover pies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before enjoying.

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