FRIED APPLE or PEACH PIES

Introduction:

Indulging in warm, crispy pies filled with delicious fruit filling is a pleasure that transcends seasons. Fried Apple or Peach Pies offer a delightful twist on the classic dessert, combining the comforting flavors of cinnamon-spiced fruit filling with a crispy, golden-brown crust. In this SEO article, we’ll explore the art of making Fried Apple or Peach Pies, from selecting the perfect fruit to achieving that coveted crispy crust, ensuring your dessert delights every time.

Ingredients:

  •  2 boxes 14.1 oz each refrigerated pie crust
  •  1 can 21 oz peach pie filling
  •  1 tsp cinnamon
  •  2 cups powdered sugar
  •   cup milk
  •  1 egg white, beaten

 Instructions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 425F. Remove pie crusts from package and allow to come to room temperature while you prepare filling.
  2.  Dump pie filling in a shallow bowl and dice peaches using a fork and knife you want them to be small pieces. Add in cinnamon and mix until blended. Set aside.
  3.  Unroll pie crusts and cut 6 circles from each crust using a 4-inch biscuit cutter. You may have to re-roll the scraps to get the 6th circle.
  4.  Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, drop peach pie filling into center of each pie crust circle. Fold in half and pinch edges completely. Fold pinched edges over and press with the tines of a fork to seal. Poke hand pie with fork once, to prevent bursting.
  5.  Beat egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Brush over the tops of each hand pie. Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet 1 inch apart for about 15 minutes, until browned.
  6.  While pies are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Remove cooked pies from baking sheet and drop while warm into glaze, coating it completely. I use two forks to flip it in the glaze and remove carefully. Return to parchment paper and allow to set about 5 minutes. ENJOY!

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve Warm: Fried Apple or Peach Pies are best enjoyed warm, straight from the frying pan. The contrast of the hot, crispy crust with the warm, gooey fruit filling is irresistible. Consider serving them immediately after frying for the ultimate indulgence.
  2. Garnish Creatively: Enhance the presentation of your pies by garnishing them creatively. Dust the tops with powdered sugar or drizzle them with caramel sauce for added sweetness and visual appeal. Fresh mint leaves or a sprinkle of cinnamon can also be used as garnishes to complement the flavors of the pies.
  3. Pair with Accompaniments: Fried Apple or Peach Pies pair well with a variety of accompaniments. Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a classic dessert combination, or pair them with whipped cream or custard for added indulgence. You can also serve them alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea for a cozy treat.
  4. Portion Control: Consider cutting the pies into smaller portions before serving to make them easier to enjoy. This is especially helpful if you’re serving them as part of a larger spread or at a party where guests may want to sample a variety of desserts.
  5. Enjoy Anytime: While Fried Apple or Peach Pies are traditionally served as a dessert, don’t limit yourself to enjoying them only after dinner. They make a delicious sweet snack any time of day, whether enjoyed with breakfast, as an afternoon treat, or as a midnight snack.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover Fried Apple or Peach Pies in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator. Proper storage helps maintain their freshness and prevents them from becoming soggy. Consume refrigerated pies within 2-3 days for the best taste and texture.
  2. Avoid Freezing: Fried pies are best enjoyed fresh and are not suitable for freezing. Freezing can cause the crust to become soggy and the fruit filling to lose its texture and flavor upon thawing. It’s best to consume them within a few days of frying for optimal enjoyment.
  3. Reheating: To reheat refrigerated Fried Apple or Peach Pies, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat them in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes on each side until warmed. Be sure to monitor them closely to prevent burning.
  4. Serve Freshly Fried: For the best taste and texture, Fried Apple or Peach Pies are ideally served freshly fried. If making them ahead of time, consider frying them just before serving to ensure they are hot and crispy. If necessary, you can prepare the filling and dough in advance and assemble and fry the pies when ready to serve.

FAQs:

  1. Can I use store-bought pie crust for these fried pies? Yes, you can use store-bought pie crust for convenience. However, homemade pie crust will often yield better results in terms of taste and texture. If using store-bought crust, ensure it is thawed according to package instructions before assembling the pies.
  2. Can I make these pies ahead of time and reheat them later? While Fried Apple or Peach Pies are best enjoyed fresh, you can make them ahead of time and reheat them before serving. Simply allow the pies to cool completely after frying, then store them in the refrigerator. Reheat in a preheated oven or skillet until warmed through before serving.
  3. Can I use canned fruit filling instead of fresh fruit? Yes, you can use canned fruit filling as a time-saving alternative. However, fresh fruit will generally yield better flavor and texture. If using canned filling, drain any excess liquid before adding it to the pie crust to prevent the pies from becoming too soggy.
  4. Can I bake these pies instead of frying them? While traditionally fried, you can bake Fried Apple or Peach Pies as an alternative cooking method. Simply assemble the pies as directed, then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  5. Can I freeze these pies for later consumption? Fried Apple or Peach Pies are not ideal for freezing as the texture of the crust and filling may deteriorate upon thawing. It’s best to consume them fresh or refrigerated within a few days of preparation for optimal taste and texture.
 
 

Conclusion:

Fried Apple or Peach Pies offer a delightful twist on traditional fruit pies, combining the irresistible flavors of warm, cinnamon-spiced fruit filling with a crispy, golden-brown crust. Whether enjoyed as a dessert or a sweet snack, these pies are sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving more. With the tips and techniques outlined in this article, you’ll be well-equipped to create Fried Apple or Peach Pies that are crispy, flavorful, and utterly irresistible.