Fried Peach Handmade Pies Recipes

The subtle berry flavor of raspberry vinegar is a perfect match for the juiciness of the peach stonefruit in this fried hand pie recipe. The addition of ginger adds a nice zing to this old fashioned Southern dessert.

Pulse the flour, salt and butter in a food processor until it resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle the cold water over the mixture and pulse again.

4 Best Peach Fried Pies Recipes

1. Cinnamon Peach Biscuits

Cinnamon Peach Biscuits


If you’re a fan of cinnamon sugar, you’ll want to make these fried peach hand pies. The filling is super juicy and flavorful. To prevent the filling from bursting through the biscuit crust while frying, it’s important to seal them thoroughly.

Start by mixing a few basic ingredients together. You’ll need flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in chunks of cold butter until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs, similar to making pie crust.

Pour the peach mixture into a baking pan and top with the biscuit dough. The placement of the biscuit dough isn’t critical, but try to cover as much of the peaches as possible. Brush the biscuit layer with an egg wash and sprinkle it with cinnamon-sugar, if desired.

Heat shortening in a large Dutch oven until a deep-fry thermometer registers 325°F, about 10 minutes. Fry pies in batches until deep golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

2. Cardamom Peach Biscuits

Cardamom Peach Biscuits

Make a batch of these individual fried peach pies for brunch when you’ve got a crowd coming over. The recipe uses canned biscuits for a quick and easy dessert idea that’s sure to impress!

For the filling, combine peaches, sugar, lemon juice and cardamom in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in a combination of water and corn starch and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely before assembling the pies.

To assemble, brush each dough circle with an egg wash and top with a dollop of peach filling. Fold the dough over the peach and crimp edges. Sprinkle with a generous amount of turbinado sugar before frying. Fry in batches, flipping them halfway through cooking to brown both sides. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with more turbinado sugar before serving. If the pies aren’t being eaten immediately they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.

3. Tequila Peach Biscuits

Fresh peaches doused in warm spices get folded into flaky pie crust and deep fried. These fried peach biscuits are the perfect snack or dessert.

This recipe uses tequila in the filling which enhances the fruit and spice flavors without overpowering it. If you prefer, you can use orange liqueur or lime juice instead of the tequila.

If you’d like to make a larger batch of these fried peach hand pies, they can be frozen after they cool. Just be sure to wrap them tightly in plastic and then place them in a freezer bag before you freeze them.

Be sure to keep a thermometer handy while frying so that you can check and adjust the shortening temperature as needed. This helps the pies stay crispy and not soggy. If the pies become soggy, they can be reheated in the oven. This is a great recipe to try with other types of stone fruits like plums and nectarines as well.

4. Ginger Peach Biscuits

Ginger Peach Biscuits

A ginger glaze adds a zing to this old-fashioned Southern classic. These hand pies are delicious as a light dessert, snack or breakfast treat and can be easily made ahead and frozen for later.

Make ahead tips:

Use fresh freestone peaches in this recipe for the best flavor and texture. If you’re unable to find peaches, you can substitute them for any kind of fruit like berries or plums, but be sure to adjust the sugar levels accordingly. If your peach pie filling turns out a little runny, try cooking it over medium low heat with a small amount of cornstarch to help thicken the juices. You can also pre-bake the peach pie filling to help it firm up. This helps reduce the liquid from escaping when you fry the pies. To reheat pre-glazed fried pies, place them in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes. Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.