I'm trying to figure out to make an apple pie like KFC/McDonalds, something crispy and delicious, such as one of these:


(above - McDonald's Apple Pie)


(above - KFC Apple Pie)

I do not want the consistency of a typical homemade or store-bought apple pie, such as the one below:

Apple Pie

What is the difference between the first two pies and the last? What do I need to know in order to make the crisp, gooey pies in the first two photos?

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    Sorry, recipe requests aren't acceptable questions here on Seasoned Advice. Try Googling 'fried apple pies' - there should be lots of recipes online. May 16, 2011 at 8:56
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    @ElendilTheTall Thanks! I was trying to google it, but I failed. I didn't know it's "fried". Thanks again ^_^;
    – evilReiko
    May 16, 2011 at 9:02
  • There isn't much at a fast-food joint that isn't fried! Fried apple pies are actually an old Southern-US thing. May 16, 2011 at 9:25
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    I don't know @Elendil, I think the basic question was answerable as something other than a recipe request, and the answer is simply that he's looking for a southern-style deep-fried apple pie (he didn't know what to look for). I'd upvote that as an answer if you want to submit it.
    – Aaronut
    May 16, 2011 at 13:45

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McDonald's' et al pies are essentially fried pies, a feature of Southern US cooking, adapted for cooking in fast food facilities. A Google search for 'fried apple pie recipes' turns up plenty of results. Try this:


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    I completely stopped buying McPies when they stopped frying them. May 16, 2011 at 15:26
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    Ah, the southern US - we fry everything. :)
    – rfusca
    Aug 10, 2011 at 22:53

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