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Paula Deen's Fried Apple Pies Recipe

You Butter Believe Paula Deen's Apple Pie Is Fried

POPSUGAR is excited to present the first online look at this fried apple pies recipe from Paula Deen's Air Fryer Cookbook. For more of her delicious recipes, tune in to Paula's new cooking shows, Positively Paula and Sweet Home Savannah.

I remember watching my grandmother Paul make these pies in her kitchen in Albany, GA. I was so excited when canned biscuits first came out and it was so fun to bang the can on the counter to pop open. For a lighter, fluffier version of this recipe, I like to replace the biscuits with puff pastry.

Fried Apple Pies

From Paula Deen, Paula Deen's Air Fryer Cookbook

Notes

For quick and easy pies, use one 21-ounce can of apple pie filling instead of making your own.

Paula Deen's Fried Apple Pies Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 tablespoons butter
    4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    Flour, for dusting
    1 8-biscuit package refrigerated jumbo flaky biscuits
    Oil, for spraying
    Powdered sugar, for dusting

Directions

  1. In a large sauté pan, melt butter. Add apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Sauté over medium heat until apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out biscuits into 7- to 8-inch-diameter circles. Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of the apple filling on each circle and brush edges with water. Fold half of each circle over filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing edges with tines of a fork.
  3. Working in batches of 2, spray pies on both sides with oil and place in air fryer basket lined with parchment paper. Set temperature to 350°F, and air-fry for 5 minutes. Flip pies, spray with oil, and air-fry for 5 minutes more. Repeat with remaining pies. Dust pies with powdered sugar.
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