These Deep Fried Apple Pies are just delicious. I was inspired to make them by my deep love/obsession for McDonalds Apple Pies, only to find that they don't make them like this anymore and simply bake them. WTF????
They must use some serious McDonalds tomfoolery to magic up that deep fried feeling on something baked and I am afraid, try as I might, I could not find a way to do the same.
In some ways this recipe goes against the "easy, no stress" theme of my blog simply because of the puff pastry's propensity to gather oil if a couple of points aren't adhered too and in fact I have had some feedback to substantiate this.
So I have amended this recipe to address/make the important bits clearer. However it IS entirely possible to produce crisp pockets of cinnamony apple heaven if you simply follow these points.
So here we are, stood in front of some boiling oil, a few words of caution/tips are now to follow.
- These pies are prone to taking up oil if the temperature isn't kept on the button. So I almost insist that you need a sugar thermometer or such like in the oil at all times.
- Have all your blotting stuff ready to go. The pies need to be drained over the top of the oil when being removed to let all the oil run off.
- The pies need to go straight onto kitchen paper for blotting.
- Use some soft/rubber tongs as the pies are crisp and flaky so easily squashed when first out of the oil.
Deep Fried Apple Pie Recipe
In reality I have been wanting to make these for ever. I am slightly obsessed with Mcdonald's Apple Pies. I think they are super, super, lush. I am also always looking for desserts that are hand-held and can be kept warm for times like Bonfire-night, Halloween or just generally eating outside.
So this recipe is much anticipated and I am really thrilled with the result. I know that deep frying is generally frowned upon but I genuinely can't see the harm or give a fig as long as it's all in moderation.
They can be made before hand and heated up again in the oven before being wrapped in kitchen paper and then a triple layer of foil to keep warm for up to an hour or more depending how you transport them.
I use my insulated carrier and wrap them up in a towel too. Damn genius..... I hope my metabolism forgets how many I have already inhaled.
Check these other Apple Dessert Bad Boys out........
Deep Fried Apple Pies
- 2 large granny smith apples
- 50 grams light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 375 grams puff pastry I use ready rolled-so easy
- 25 grams butter
- Peel and core the apples before cutting them up into about 1 cm chunks.
- Place the apples along with the sugar and cinnamon into a saucepan and heat gently for five minutes or so until the apple mixture is tender. Stir the butter through Allow to cool.
- Un-wrap your pastry and then divide into 8 equal rectangles with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
- Spoon a couple of heaped tablespoons of the apple mixture onto a rectangle of pastry. With your finger wet the outer edges of the pastry.
- Place another rectangle on top and gently press down on the edges to seal. Using a fork go around the pie and crimp the edges.
- Heat a deep fat fryer to 190 degrees I advise using a cooking thermometer to monitor the temp. If it goes too low the pies may not be crisp and absorb some oil.
- Fry each pie separately for about 5-8 minutes.You will need to turn them over half way through to ensure even browning. When crisp and golden carefully remove, hold over the pan to let all the oil run off and then put onto kitchen paper blotting carefully before dredging in caster sugar on both sides as quick as you can. Place on a wire rack to cool if not serving immediately.
- Sometimes I fry all of the pies beforehand, sometimes the day before, and then heat up for ten minutes in the oven at 180 C before they're required. They just need to be stored in between grease proof paper in an air tight container.
- Apply to Blank Face.
All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide.
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Oh Wow! Drool, Drool! These are simply brilliant! PPPH (Perfectly Portable Parcels of Happiness), I'll let you have this one lol No seriously, they are wonderful and so simple too. If they are the reward for mushy brain moments than bring it on lol 🙂 xx
Thanks Jo-I ate all 4!Am the biggest fattie in the world ???
Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie
Loving these apple pies - perfect for bonfire night etc. I am so with you on the brain turning to mush thing...today I managed to run my Nespresso machine WITHOUT a pod in it - dur! And I frequently do that thing where I go upstairs for something and cannot remember what I went upstairs for...until I get back downstairs - aaaaargh!!!! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare. Eb x
Thanks Eb.I know-I'm trying very hard to stay in the moment today!Have a good weekend xx
Island Living 365
Our eyeballs start to dry out. Noooooo. I don't want to add this to the list of how our body falls apart when we get older. On another note I used to love those Mcdonald apple pies until I really burnt my tongue on once. I was just being too greedy, shoving it in my gob!
Oh my days they are my favourite....apart from the too hot to eat bit......truth is though nothing stops me,blisters on my tongue,roof of my mouth.......One whiff of that crispy pocket and I'm rabid???
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
They so remind me of McD's apple pies Jenny! I used to love those - so incredibly good! Let me know which care home you put your name for and I'll pop mine there too - we can have lots of laughs as I our brain turns even more to swiss cheese! I do all those sorts of things too. I can drive along and wonder how on earth I got there having no recollection of the actual journey. Scarey!
Oh Angela it really worries me.I drove in the dark last night the first time in ages and I had to make myself stay at 30-I wanted to crawl along at 20!!!I just don't trust myself to concentrate!At least in a care home you only have a mobility scooter to worry about ???
Claire Kirby (@lifeloveanddd)
They look so good. I never fail to leave the supermarket without forgetting something. Normally the essential ingredient for dinner! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics
Loving the word desiccation! so apt! This pie does look fine and I have been known to have one at Macky Dees and apart from a tongue bring scenario they are delish! As you said, perfect for bonfire night! #fridayfrolics
Thankyou!I honestly feel like a raisin ???
Kat (The Baking Explorer)
They sound amazing! I would love to scoff a few of these on a cold Autumn evening 🙂
They were!I had the lot myself-for batch testing purposes you understand ???
Oh my god - bleach in the washing! I can just imagine the panic! Still, I'm sure the apple pie makes everything better! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics
I swore like a trooper and I had already pressed start and was just filling up the conditioner tray at the last second.What a t.at!!!Have a lovely Sunday xx