Cooking On A Budget: Easy Fried Apple Pies

Monday, March 9, 2015

Easy Fried Apple Pies


When I spotted this clever little idea for Apple Pie Egg Rolls on Pinterest I felt that I wanted to give them a go. And now that a request to satisfy a craving for apple pie was brought to the forefront by my husband I felt now was the perfect time to try them. The original recipe calls for fresh apples and cutting them very small and to use a softer apple so they cook up.Well for the sake of making it easier all around I purchased a can of apple pie filling from the store. Plus I am more partial to the orchard apples we have here in the fall and the variety available from the store doesn't knock my socks off.

A quick and easy dessert that you can make in no time at all for those times when you are craving an apple pie or have unexpected company coming for dinner and do not have much time to fuss around with dessert. After frying and draining on paper towels, sprinkling on some cinnamon and sugar makes them extra special. You are going to love these!

One can of pie filling produce 12 little pies. I brought them to a friends house and everyone just thought they were the best thing since sliced bread.
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 pkg. egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil
  • water
  • cinnamon sugar mixture
  1. Dump the contents of the pie filling onto a plate or in a dish of some sort and using a paring knife cut the slices into small pieces.
  2. Add some pie filling to the wrapper - about 2 tablespoons to each one. Using your fingers wet all of the edges of the wrapper.
  3. Fold over the top of the wrapper and the sides, securing with water and press to seal.
  4. Roll in jelly roll fashion and wet the final edges with some water and press and seal. Place the finished product on a plate or baking sheet until you are ready to fry them.
  5. Heat about 1 1/2 inches or so of oil in a deep skillet to 350°. Fry 2 -3 at a time, turning them as they brown.
  6. When they come out of the oil place on some paper towels and immediate sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature - but not right out of the oil! We don't want anyone to burn the roof of their mouth.

Use these photographs as a guide.

Since the canned apple filling is partially cooked, but not mushy these little pies come out perfect! They taste delicious and are sure to please your family and friends. From start to finish it took me under an hour to make one dozen. And the cost was $6.48 and each pie cost just 54¢ each.

By the way, since I brought these to a friends home my husband went out the next day and bought more egg roll wrappers and cans of filling and I made a second round. He's gone through them like Grant through Richmond. They are easy and delicious.
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