Ask Your Grandma And She Will Tell You This Is The BEST Method For Making Apple Pies

If you’re not familiar with Deronda’s cooking channel yet, you should definitely go and have a look!

I cannot wait to try all of her delicious recipes, and I bet I’m going to find plenty of new favorites. She sure got this recipe right and my whole family agreed! I made a batch of these for my sister, who used to love fried apple pies as a kid, just as much as I did. You should have seen the look on her face when she tried these! I bet we’re going to make a huge batch of these for our next family event. Thank you, Deronda, for this wonderful recipe!




4-5 cups apples peeled, seeded & cubed

1/2 cup Domino sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon Kerrygold butter

1 tablespoon water

Pie dough:

1 1/4 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup Borden buttermilk

1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening

1 Eggland’s egg




Cook apples, sugar, cinnamon, butter and water together in a large non-stick skillet, over medium-heat, for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool completely.

Pie dough:

1. In a medium mixing bowl add flour. Cut shortening into flour with a fork or a pastry tool.

2. With fork, beat egg into buttermilk.

3. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add buttermilk mixture. Using fork…pull dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until blended.

4. Make dough into a large ball…place onto lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 4 equal parts. Cut each quart in half making 8 pieces of dough.

5. Roll each of the eight pieces of dough into 6″ circles.

6. Add about 2 tablespoons of cooled apple filling onto each dough circle. Fold dough over apple filling to look like a half moon shape. Lightly dampen edge of inside dough with water to help ends seal. Use fork to seal edges together.

7. In a 12″ cast iron skillet…add 3/4 cups vegetable/canola oil. Heat over medium-low heat. Add only two pie at a time to hot oil. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on cooling racks. Sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon mixture (1 teaspoons cinnamon & 4 teaspoons sugar) immediately after removing pies from oil.




Quick tip: Add your favorite kind of filling, if you’re not a fan of apples.

Recipe and image courtesy of Foods101withDeronda – watch her great how-to video!