How To: Make easy fried apple pies with Paula Deen

Make easy fried apple pies with Paula Deen

Try this southern favorite from Paula Deen. Follow along as she makes easy fried apple pies. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's resident southern chef. Step inside her kitchen and discover delicious food that's both uncomplicated and comforting. Try her recipe for fried apple pies.

Ingredients for fired apple pies:
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, or 1 can apple pie filling
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 1 (8-piece) container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough
* 2 tablespoons water
* Powdered sugar

Directions

Filling: Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

When the filling is cool, roll the biscuits out on a lightly floured surface so that each biscuit forms a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling on each biscuit circle. Brush the edges of the circle with water. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork.

Preheat deep-fryer with oil to 350 degrees F.

Carefully add the pies to the oil, 1 at a time, and fry until golden brown, turning the pies as necessary for even browning, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar immediately.

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