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

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

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

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!




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    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    oHHHH......one 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...


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Step 3

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