Homemade Fried Apple Pies – There’s something comforting about Homemade Fried Apple Pies. They have this ability to transport you home with every bite. Picture this; a crispy treat filled with an apple pie filling and wrapped in the most perfect flaky dough. Just the thought of it makes your taste buds tingle right? Trust me once you try these delightful Homemade Fried Apple Pies made completely from scratch you’ll understand why they’re so irresistible.
Every family has that one recipe that holds a special place, in their hearts and for me it’s these Homemade Fried Apple Pies. I can still vividly recall the first time I made them; the aroma of apples and cinnamon filling up my kitchen was absolutely divine. The smiles on my husband’s and child’s faces as they took their bite… Magic. It’s moments like those that remind us how homemade recipes truly create memories.
What makes this Homemade Fried Apple Pies truly exceptional?
What makes these Homemade Fried Apple Pies truly exceptional is their balance of flavors and textures. We bring together the tartness of Granny Smith apples with the sweetness of Honeycrisp to create a filling. When you take a bite into that golden brown crust… Oh my! The contrast between the crispy exterior and the warm gooey center is simply irresistible.
So go ahead and give these Homemade Fried Apple Pies a try – they’re a must, for anyone who appreciates deliciousness and has a sweet tooth! To truly enhance the experience an uncomplicated glaze adds a sweet touch. The sheer delight of savoring a fried dessert, handcrafted with love and attention takes these Homemade Fried Apple Pies to another level. They become an indulgence, for anyone who appreciates the wonders of desserts.
What You Need To Make This Homemade Fried Apple Pies Recipe?
Apples: Choosing the apples is key. Combine the Granny Smith with the Honeycrisp for a delightful balance of tartness and sweetness that’s simply irresistible.
Cinnamon: The addition of cinnamon not only fills the air with a comforting aroma but also brings that classic apple pie flavor we all love. It’s, like an embrace for your taste buds.
Cornstarch: When it comes to thickening up the filling and keeping it together we rely on our weapon; cornstarch. It works its magic behind the scenes like a magician’s wand.
Butter: To achieve our buttery, crust we have a cold cubed butter. As it bakes in the oven it creates those pockets of goodness that make each bite heavenly.
Egg Yolk: The egg yolks add richness. Create a texture in our dough making every bite tender and melt in your mouth delicious.
Milk: Before incorporating it into the dough we warm up the milk to give our pies a comforting crumb. It’s, like wrapping your taste buds in a blanket.
Steps To Make Homemade Fried Apple Pies:
Step 1: To begin let’s start by making the filling, for the apple pie. Take apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Combine them in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until you see the juices forming, which should take around 3 minutes.
Step 2: Next prepare a mixture of apple cider (or apple juice) and cornstarch in a bowl. Add this mixture to the saucepan. Increase the heat to high. Stir constantly for another 3 minutes until the mixture thickens. Once done remove it from heat. Set it aside.
Step 3: Moving on to the pie dough, flour into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into cubes. Use a pastry cutter to work it into the flour until you get small lumps.
Step 4: In a bowl combine egg yolks with salt. Microwave milk in intervals of 30 seconds, until hot. Gradually add this milk to the egg mixture while stirring constantly.
Step 5: Pour the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture. Stir well until you have a dough. Place this dough onto parchment paper. Knead it for 1 minute until it becomes smooth.
Step 6: Now divide your dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball shape. Roll each ball out into circles; don’t worry about making them perfect as we can trim any excess once folded.
Step 7: Take each circle of dough. Fill it with 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling before folding it in half. Seal the edges by pinching them and remove any excess. Use a fork to crimp the edges and make sure the filling is secure.
Step 8: In a fryer or a deep saucepan heat oil, to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer you can use the spoon trick; when small bubbles form around the handle it means the oil is ready.
Step 9: Fry each pie individually for 2 minutes on each side until they turn brown. Place them on paper towels to drain any oil.
Step 10: While the pies are still warm prepare the glaze by whisking sugar, vanilla and milk until it becomes smooth. Drizzle this glaze, over the pies.
Step 11: Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before indulging in the deliciousness of Homemade Fried Apple Pies!
Before you start frying your Homemade Fried Apple Pies it’s an idea to do a test, with a small piece of the pie dough trimmings. This will help you figure out the oil temperature and frying time to achieve that golden brown, crispy texture. It may require work but it guarantees that your pies will come out perfectly every single time giving you that delightful crunch, with each and every bite.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use store-bought pie dough for this recipe?
Although using homemade dough enhances the flavor in a pinch you can definitely use store-bought pie dough. However it’s worth noting that the homemade version adds a touch.
Can I make these pies ahead of time and reheat them?
While these pies are best enjoyed when fresh you can store them in an airtight container for, up to a day. Then reheat them in the oven for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.
Can I substitute the apple varieties in the filling?
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with apple varieties according to your taste preferences. Just remember to maintain a balance between tart flavors, for optimal results.
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