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5 from 2 votes

Southern Fried Pies

Southern fried pies are a delicious treat. Filled with fruit and a crispy crust, this heirloom fried pies recipe is a treasure.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: southern fried pies
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone


  • double crust pie dough your favorite
  • 4 cups dried fruit or fresh fruit
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • water enough to cover fruit
  • flour for rolling dough
  • 12 tablespoons butter


  • Cook your fruit with water and sugar in a medium saucepan for about 20 minutes.
  • Dust surface lightly with flour and roll out dough.
  • Cut out large circles of dough and roll out again.
  • Spoon fruit filling onto the center of dough.
  • Fold pie closed and press seams closed with tines of a fork.
  • Melt one tablespoon of butter per pie in a large skillet.
  • Place pie into skillet and cook until crispy, about 3 minutes.
  • Turn the pie and cook on the other side.
  • Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.