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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Deep Fried Apple Pie

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving my friends and I celebrate Friendsgiving. It is something I look forward to all year. 40 people bring their favorite Thanksgiving dishes - so there is lots of delicious things to try. Last year my friend Lawrie kicked things up a notch by introducing a deep fried turkey to the mix. And this year we decided that we need to use that deep fryer for more than turkey. At dinner the other night we were all brainstorming things that we could deep fry. Everyone was thinking of appetizers, and I wanted to come up with something outside the box. My contribution to the deep fryer would be individual sized deep fried apple pies, like McD's - but classier. If you do not have a deep fryer you could certainly bake these - doing so would definitely save you some calories! But Friendsgiving comes but once a year, so you might as well indulge.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the deep fried apple pies were a bit of a mess. Most of the burst in the deep fryer, but those that survived were tasty. We believe that the problem was that we should have put them in a cage, and then into the oil. If anyone has more experience with deep frying please leave suggestions in the comments! The pies that did survive frying were delicious.

You will need:
Store bought Pie Crust
5 peeled and sliced Apples
3/4 Brown Sugar
1 stick of Butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Lemon

Step 1:
Put the sliced apples in a pie pan. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and stir into the apples. Then using a fork mix the butter, sugar, cinnamon, flour, salt and vanilla together. Then pour evenly on top of the apples.

Step 2:
Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. You could serve right away with ice cream of you like. Or let it cool and then place in the pie crust.

Step 3:
Unroll your pie crust on a flat surface. Then using a large cup, like a big gulp, cut out large circles of dough. Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the apple filling in each circle, then fold in half and pinch closed with a fork.

Step 4:
Either bake until the crust has browned, which will take about 30 minutes at 350 degrees or deep fry for 7 minutes.

Chris thought my blog should have photos of people enjoying my food.  And he kindly agreed to pose for me.
Thanks Chris!

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