Fried Apple or Peach Pies

These delightful fried pies are a perfect combination of flaky pastry and sweet, spiced fruit filling. Whether you choose to use apples or peaches, these handheld treats are a delightful indulgence for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe offers a wonderful balance of crispy, golden-brown pastry and warm, flavorful fruit filling. It’s a delightful twist on traditional pies, and the individual portions make them perfect for sharing or enjoying as a sweet snack.


  • 17.3 ounce box puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples (or peaches), peeled, cored, and diced
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Caramel sauce for serving (optional)
  • Oil for frying


  • Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 pieces. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Place the apples (or peaches), brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes or until the fruit is tender. Stir in the butter.
  • Whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add to the fruit mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the filling has thickened.
  • Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of the fruit mixture onto one side of each piece of puff pastry. Brush the edges with water and fold over to make a rectangle.
  • Crimp the edges of each puff pastry rectangle with a fork.
  • Chill the pies for 20 minutes in the freezer.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook 2-3 pies at a time, for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and the pastry is cooked through.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over each pie as it comes out of the oil.
  • Repeat the frying and cinnamon sugar sprinkling process with all of the remaining pies.
  • Serve immediately, with caramel sauce if desired.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Kcal: 320 per serving
  • Servings: 8 pies


These pies are best enjoyed fresh and warm. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven for a few minutes to restore crispness.

Recipe Tips:

  • Be sure to seal the edges of the pies well to prevent the filling from leaking during frying.
  • If using peaches, consider adding a touch of lemon juice to the filling to enhance the fruit’s natural flavors.

Enjoy these delightful fried apple or peach pies as a delectable treat for any occasion!

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