Recipes and Cooking Fried Apple Hand Pies Be the first to rate & review! Move aside, apple pie, because these fried hand pies are giving the traditional dessert a run for its money. There's no fork required, and you can load up your fried apple pie with as much powdered sugar icing as you want. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 28, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Start To Finish Time: 50 mins Servings: 18 Yield: 18 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pound apples, peeled cored, and chopped (5 cups) ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon apple pie spice Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup shortening ½ cup ice water Powdered sugar or 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Icing Powdered Sugar Icing 1 cup powdered sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla 3 teaspoon milk Directions In a large skillet combine apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 3 Tbsp. flour, and the apple pie spice. Toss gently to coat apples. Cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until apples are tender and juices are thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. In a heavy large pot ot deep-fryer heat oil to 365°F. (If using an electric fryer, follow manufacturer's directions.) For pastry, in a medium bowl stir together the 2 1/4 cups flour and the salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 Tbsp. water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten one dough ball. Roll dough into a 12-inch square. Cut dough into nine 4-inch squares. Repeat with remaining dough (18 squares total). Place 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the cooled filling just off center on each square. Moisten edges of square with water; fold in half diagonally or crosswise. Seal edges by pressing with tines of a fork. Fry pies, 2 or 3 at a time, in hot oil 3 minutes or until golden, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with Powdered Sugar Icing. Serve warm or cool. Powdered Sugar Icing In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency. Oven Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange hand pies on the baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Air-Fryer Directions In a small bowl beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush hand pies with egg wash. Fry hand pies in a single layer at 380°F for 10 minutes, according to manufacturer's instructions. Brush with melted butter before dredging in cinnamon-sugar. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 209 Calories 11g Fat 26g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 18 Calories 209 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 67mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 26g 9% Total Sugars 13g Protein 2g Calcium 8mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 55mg 1% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 31.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.