Introduction: 5-Minute Pie

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You read that right! Get ready to eat some pie, 'cause it's only five minutes away.

This super easy fried pie recipe utilizes premade ingredients to ensure you never have to wait for a piece of your favorite warm, flaky pie again! Keep a few different fillings on hand, and you'll be ready to entertain the troops at a moment's notice.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Of course, you could use fresh ingredients for this pie (in fact, I used some fresh peach filling left over from Pie Pops) and a leftover pie crust, but prefab is the fastest route between your mouth and pie.

  • Premade pie crust
  • One can filling of your choice
  • 1 1/2 cup oil (or enough to fry in)
Go ahead and start heating up that oil now (over med heat) so it will be ready for you when you're ready for it!

Step 2: Form Pies

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Roll out the premade dough, or else you'll be getting a mouth full of crust and not alotta fillin!

Cut the dough into 6" circles using a cutter or large empty can.

Fill one half with filling.

Fold dough in half, sealing edges and crimping with a fork.

Step 3: Fry Pies

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Carefully lower the pies into the oil with forks or slotted spoon.

Fry for about 3 minutes total. If you're frying in a shallow pan, you'll need to flip the pies half way through. If you're deep frying (yeah baby!), then just let them float about until they're golden brown and delicious.

Drain hot pies on a rack over paper towels (or just paper towels if you don't have a rack) and sprinkle with sugar. Powdered sugar is yummy too, and cinnamon sugar is my favorite!

These are good right away, and also store nicely wrapped in paper towels in the fridge. The instructables crew all thought they were just as good the second day!



Cooking With Chrissy (author)2015-09-12

Those look soo yummy!

starforest (author)2015-03-20

They look very yummy!

graydog111 (author)2013-07-27

The only thing bad about frying them is that the crusts soak up a lot of cooking oil. They taste great, but I think they soak up about 2 tablespoons of oil per fried pie.

I cut each crust into 4 pieces, so a box of 2 Pillsbury crusts makes 8 pies. I used Wilderness canned pie filling. So far, I have made apple, cherry, and blackberry. They were all good.

I made some more using the pie crusts, but baking them for 35 minutes at 300 degrees on an insulated cookie sheet in the outdoor propane grill. They were easier, healthier, and not as messy as frying in skillet, but maybe not quiet as good. Either way, they are really good. Thanks for posting this recipe.

scoochmaroo (author)graydog1112013-07-29

Great tip!

thelazytooth (author)2010-07-11

In holland, we fill these with apples and raisins and call them "appelflappen"

I think apple flappen are baked, and not fried, though

i personally use the name appelflappen instead of apple turnovers :D
its a much cooler name !

Nelyan (author)thelazytooth2011-03-10

Am I the only one who grins about the name "appelflappen"? :D BTW, I think I'm gonna try these if I ever get a pie-lust.

sallycinnamon (author)Nelyan2011-04-21 of my favourite memories of my trip to Amsterdam was "appelflappen". Is it really just a pie dough outer crust? Somehow the texture led me to believe the outer appelflap crust was more like a puff pastry-meets-pie crust? Wow, I would love to be able to replicate a dutch appelflappen at home, or even come close...

Comakip (author)thelazytooth2010-07-12

Hmmm! Appelflappen! Delicious!

thelazytooth (author)Comakip2010-07-12

jep, very delicious :P

NERF ASSASSIN 1 (author)2012-09-12

These look awesome!

rikardom (author)2012-05-06

Mmmmm... Haven't eaten that delicious pie for long time.

tobune (author)2012-05-03

Love it!

lepar (author)2011-10-01

It's very delicous, I could it eat every day.

mattle (author)lepar2012-04-06

Yes, indeeed!

teniva (author)2012-01-21


sokamiwohali (author)2011-12-21

THATS IT!!! IM GOING TO WALMART!! lol...looks delicious!!!

CandiiKorn (author)2011-11-18

I've been looking 4 a recipe 2 make pie like this 4 a while. Glad i finally found it ;)

PJEC (author)2011-04-22

If you had leftover meat, gravy and vegetables could you bake it and turn it into a pasty?

Micizzle (author)PJEC2011-05-21

It looks like it. I love pasties b:

begunia (author)Micizzle2011-11-17

Me too!

ttaylor10 (author)PJEC2011-07-21

PJEC, you are so right, pasty's are so good! You should do an instructable for the pasty deprived. :)

tokin (author)2011-10-16

I love it!

sandra-1 (author)2011-07-05

5 minute pie! Delicious too!

merkuri2 (author)sandra-12011-09-21

I love it!

alanton (author)2011-07-07

Great idea.

torina2 (author)alanton2011-08-20

And great taste!

kokina2 (author)torina22011-09-01

Absolutely delicious.

The Science Guy (author)2011-06-23

I don't think I can get ready made pie crust but I can get ready made shortcrust is it just the same

Micizzle (author)2011-05-21

When I saw this I was like "PIE YUUUUUMMMY!!!!" I make pie all the time, and this is awesome....

pauli2 (author)2011-05-18

It is not difficult as I thought it would be.

antonio23 (author)2011-05-15

Delicious hmmm...

DHFabian (author)2010-09-21

Very similar to Russian piroshki/Polish pierogi. You can fill them with almost anything. My grandmother, an immigrant made them filled with a sort of white, sweetened cheese that was so good, but unfortunately, I don't have the recipe for it. I'm not even certain if it was sweetened cottage cheese or cream cheese.

madmada (author)DHFabian2011-04-26

Mmmmm pieroggi!!
My nan makes these with diced apple and sugar as a filling, or mashed potato and bacon, also sauerkraut ones too.
She boils them first, then fries them when they are ready to be eaten.

Tkdwn (author)DHFabian2011-01-23

MMm Piroška xd i take them for granted becoes of the fact that i have then in a bakery two houses away for $0.50-$1 sweet ones and salt ones.What would i do without them :( xdxd

TerminalDragon (author)2011-04-21

YAY! 5 minute apple turnovers! WIN!

melisa2 (author)2011-04-15

Very good instructable and delicious pie!

Galahir950 (author)2010-07-11

Is there another way to make them without frying them because that is way too much fat.

yasminekke (author)Galahir9502011-04-12

You can put them in the oven or pan, but that's probable going to take more then 5min

WhyHello (author)Galahir9502011-04-10

I agree, there has to be another way =(

MythicGirl221 (author)Galahir9502011-04-09

Come awn! That takes all the fun out of them!!

If you really want to, fry them in canola oil to make them crispier and delicious (nom nom) :[]

Galahir950 (author)MythicGirl2212011-04-09

I would love to but medically I can only have about 30 grams of fat a day.

mhalbrook (author)Galahir9502010-07-11

Get your oil the right temp before you put the pie in there, and don't let it sit too long and there will be very little fat added.

Galahir950 (author)mhalbrook2010-07-12

Well its more about the fact that I have a medical condition that permits me to only have 20 grams of fat a day give or take 5 grams so what I look for is how much fat it has.

lironess (author)Galahir9502010-07-13

take a look a few comments able. lindasew47 tells you how to make these with no frying.

Galahir950 (author)lironess2010-08-01

OK thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

MythicGirl221 (author)Galahir9502011-04-09

or you could microwave it, but make sure they don't explode... :[]

maven (author)Galahir9502010-07-11

Check out Alton Brown's Good Eats ep - Fry Hard. He tells you how to fry without pouring on the calories.

jovino (author)Galahir9502010-07-11

I'm sure you could try to bake them, like a traditional pie. It might take a bit longer but I think the trade-off will be worth it. I'm going to give the baking technique a test-drive in a few days. :)

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