old fashioned dried apple pie recipe

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By alie

If you’re looking for a classic homemade apple pie recipe that tastes like your grandma’s, look no further! This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and bring back memories of family gatherings in the kitchen. And if you’re in the mood for something a little different, why not try Granny’s Fried Apple Pies? This fried twist on a classic dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Classic Homemade Apple Pie

For the pie crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water

For the filling:

  • 6-7 cups of thinly sliced baking apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled

To make the crust:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the butter into the flour mixture until it’s the size of small peas.
  2. Gradually add the cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

To make the filling:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the sliced apples and stir until coated.
  2. Roll out one of the dough disks on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 12 inches in diameter. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish and trim any excess dough from the edges.
  3. Pour the apple mixture into the dough-lined pie dish and dot with the cubed butter.
  4. Roll out the second dough disk and place it over the top of the apple filling, trimming any excess dough from the edges. Use a knife to cut a few slits in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape.
  5. Bake the pie at 375°F for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
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Granny’s Fried Apple Pies

For the crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water

For the filling:

  • 3 cups of thinly sliced baking apples (peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For frying:

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

To make the crust:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the shortening and cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your hands to work the fats into the flour mixture until it’s the size of small peas.
  2. Gradually add the cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Divide the dough into 12-14 equal parts and shape each into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

To make the filling:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the sliced apples and stir until coated.
  2. Roll out each dough ball on a lightly floured surface until it’s about 4-5 inches in diameter.
  3. Place a spoonful of the apple filling in the center of each dough round. Fold the dough over the filling and use a fork to crimp the edges together.

To fry the pies:

  1. In a large skillet, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium heat until it reaches 350°F.
  2. Carefully add a few pies to the hot oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  3. Remove the pies from the oil using a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the hot pies.
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Whether you choose to indulge in a classic apple pie or try your hand at something new with fried apple pies, both recipes are sure to be a hit with friends and family. Serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience.

Classic Homemade Apple Pie


Granny's Fried Apple Pies

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