You are here: Home » Recipes » Old-Fashioned Fried Apple Pies Old-Fashioned Fried Apple Pies Kitchen Tested Yield 8 to 10 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 20 mins A Southern tradition, these little personal pies are portable. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup apple cider4 cups peeled, cored, diced tart apples apples1/2 cup orange juice1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of apples)1/4 cup cornstarch1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon salt6 to 8 cups vegetable oil3 prepared pie crusts discs Confectioners' sugar Instructions Place apples in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a low boil. Cook about 4 minutes or until apples are soft (but not mushy), stirring occasionally. Drain and place apples in a bowl. Stir together juices, sugar and cornstarch until well blended in a saucepan. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Fold in apples. Cook about 3 minutes or until liquid becomes thick and clear. Add oil to a depth of 5 or 6 inches to a heavy pot. Heat to 350F. Roll and cut pie dough into 8 to 10 (6-inch) circles. Spoon 1/4 cup filling on one side of each dough circle. Fold dough over to cover filling. Pinch edges to seal. Place two or three pies into oil. Fry 7 to 8 minutes per side, maintaining oil at 350F temperature. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with confectioners’ sugar sprinkled on top. Recipe by Mary Carter.