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Amish fry pies

Amish Fry Pies Recipe

Amish fry pies are irresistible hand-held fried pies that are filled with delicious pie filling and topped with a sweet glaze.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Frying in batches 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 20 fry pies
Calories 556 kcal


Fry pie dough:

  • 7 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. lard, butter, or shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 13 oz. evaporated milk

Pie Filling: any kind you prefer (use my Dutch apple pie filling recipe, link in the post above)


    • 2 c. powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 4 Tbs. milk


    Fry Pie Dough:

    • Mix the dry ingredients. Add lard, butter, or shortening of choice. Using a pastry blender, crumble the shortening into the flour mixture to create course crumbs. It's ok to have pea-sized pebbles remaining.
      7 c. flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 1/2 c. lard, butter, or shortening
    • Mix milk and eggs. Add to flour mixture and mix gently to bring the dough together into a ball. Do not overmix.
      2 eggs, beaten, 13 oz. evaporated milk
    • Roll about a 2 - 2 1/2 ball of dough into a 6 1/2" circle. Use a round 6" object to cut out a perfect circle. (You can add the trimmings to your next ball of dough.)
    • Put about 1/3 cup of pie filling on one half of the dough. Moisten the edges with wet fingertips to help create a better seal. Fold the remaining half of the dough over the top of the filling. Press the edges together with a fork. Place the pie onto a parchment-lined tray.
    • Repeat the same steps with the remaining dough. This recipe makes about 20 fry pies.
    • Fry the pies in hot oil (350° F) for about 3 minutes. Place them on a rack to cool for a few minutes, then drizzle with the glaze. Cool and enjoy!
    • If you prefer to bake your pies, cut a slit in the top of each pie to create a vent. Then bake the pies at 425° for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


    • Beat all the ingredients until smooth. Give each pie a little drizzle.
      2 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 4 Tbs. milk


    I use 1 cup lard and one-half cup butter in my crust. And if you don't have evaporated milk, you can substitute it with regular milk.
    I recommend using cold pie filling.


    Serving: 1fry pieSodium: 374mgCalcium: 93mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 514IUSugar: 26gFiber: 2gPotassium: 160mgCholesterol: 60mgCalories: 556kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 10gFat: 17gProtein: 11gCarbohydrates: 89gIron: 4mg
    Keyword Amish fried apple pies, Amish fry pies
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