It’s not a southern summer without Fried Pies. They can be filled with strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries. But my favorite are Fried Peach Pies.
They may look a little intimidating, but if you feel comfortable making a pie dough and frying, these fried pies are quite simple.
And if you really want to, you can cheat and use a store-bought pie crust. They will still be delicious.
Made With Fresh Summer Peaches
Typically dried fruit is used to make fried pies, but I wanted to make use of our fresh South Carolina peaches.
I mixed a few chopped fresh peaches with some peach preserves. It will be a little on the liquidy side, especially if your peaches are really ripe and you let the mixture sit a while before you use it. You can drain a little of the liquid off if you need to.
Buttery Flaky Dough
The dough fries up buttery and flaky. I used butter, baking powder, salt, and flour. I like to use White Lily Flour . It’s a southern all-purpose flour that is low in protein compared to other all-purpose flour and is perfect for when you want light and tender pastries or biscuits.
A simple glaze adds some sweetness and a finishing touch.
Fried Peach Pies Storage
Best eaten right away but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days.
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More Peach Recipes
- Peach Bourbon Tres Leches
- Peach Cobbler Bars– Made from fresh summer peaches and flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
- Millionaire Peach Salad– one of those delicious Cool Whip concoctions that’s really more like a dessert than a salad.
- Cinnamon-Peach Bread Pudding– made with a combination of refrigerated biscuits and cinnamon rolls.
- Peach Crescent Dumplings– easy to make with crescent rolls and fresh summer peaches.
- Oatmeal Cookie Peach Cobbler
Fried Peach Pies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, I use White Lily
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and very cold (i put it in freezer briefly)
- about 3/4 cup ice water
- 3 ripe peaches, peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup peach preserves
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, almond extract would also be good
- Vegetable oil or Crisco for frying
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until it resembles cornmeal.
- Add almost all of the ice water and gently form the dough into a ball. If it is looking too dry, add the remaining ice water.
- Divide dough in half and work with one ball of dough at a time.
- Sprinkle a work surface with flour and roll a ball of dough out until it is just a little thicker than a tortilla. Cut it into 5-inch circles using a bowl that measures 5 inches across the top. Set scraps aside.
- Roll out second piece of dough an cut as many 5 inch circles as will fit.
- Combine all scraps and re-roll to get another circle.
- Put about a tablespoon of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
- Fold circles in half, wetting your fingers with water to seal the edges. Make sure edges are completely sealed and crimp edges with the tines of a fork.
- Heat about 2 to 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or deep frying pan. The oil is hot enough when you drop a small piece of dough into it and it immediately sizzles.
- Fry two pies at a time until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
- To make glaze, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle on warm pies.
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Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe
Originally published July 29, 2015.
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35 thoughts on “Fried Peach Pies”
Can I use puff pastry?
Yes, you can use puff pastry.
Those peach pies look great. I will try. I normally make peach pierogi’s.
Turned out great
My Mama used to make fried apple turnovers when we were kids and we absolutely loved them!! They were so tasty and the house would smell so good!! I really miss my Mama and all her southern cooking!! RIH Mama.
My peaches before I make my fried pies. I like the flavor better.
Would different varieties of canned pie filling work ?
Yes, I think that would work really well.
Ladies, if you have never tried a fried pie, PLEASE try this recipe! My family has been making and eating fried pies for many years. After you try the peach mix it up and use your favorite fruit or what ever is in season. You will not be disappointed.