27 responses to Amish Fry Pies
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    Al in Ky.
    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 06:20)

    I really like fry pies and have bought them in several Amish
    communities. I’ve found that the price varies anywhere from
    $1.00 each to $2.50 each. My favorite flavor is blackberry.
    I also like Snitz pies. Several times I’ve been on farmsteads
    of Amish families in the Orleans, Indiana, settlement, on a
    Friday or Saturday of the Sunday that family is to host church.
    Several times I’ve been given a snitz pie, which are good but
    don’t seem as heavy or with as much filling as a fry pie. Last
    time I was given one I thanked ‘Sarah’ but also said I hoped it
    didn’t take away from what she needed to serve her church. She
    said,”Oh Al, don’t worry — my kids told me to make at least 30
    extra so they’d have some for snacks next week!”

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    Comment on Have a Fan of Them Here (November 22nd, 2011 at 07:05)

    Have a Fan of Them Here

    My husband’s eyes light up like a Christmas tree if I surprise him with a fry pie-I just asked what his favorite was and he said “all of them”.

    My grandma, from the South, made these so I was surprised to see the Amish made them similarly when we moved to Ohio-brought back good memories of Grandma. Here too, the prices sure vary-but it’s amazing how many kinds they make.

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    Comment on No Fry Pies Here (November 22nd, 2011 at 07:48)

    No Fry Pies Here

    Living in the Big Valley Amish community in Pennsylvania, I’ve never seen “fry” pies at any Amish bake stands. Here is always the regular snitz pies, that often are sold with a different fruit filling, but never fried, always baked. Healthier!!??

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 07:49)

    I have made Yankee fried pies, with dried fruit. I have not tried to make Amish fry pies.

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    Comment on Fried Apple Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 09:37)

    Fried Apple Pies

    Hard to believe that these humble pies are making such a big splash!
    Growing up, they were always around, usually fried apple pies or fried peach pies, depending on which fruit you had-with apple probably being the most popular.

    I think, probably as women made biscuits for their meals, they made enough dough to make the pies. They probably already had the fruit, so it was an economical desert to make-almost cost-free.

    Today, there is nothing better than a fried apple pie–but it’s become almost a “lost recipe”. That’s why, when I find them, I buy extras. And it makes me SO nostalgic and teary-eyed for my mom, whom I lost two weeks ago. I should have learned more from her on the old ways of making things.

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    Sharyn Ecker
    Comment on Fry pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 11:35)

    Fry pies

    My family loves these they’re everywhere in Middlefield / Mespo Ohio !!!

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    Comment on Fry Pie Holsters (November 22nd, 2011 at 11:45)

    Fry Pie Holsters

    Hmmm… I’m guess I’m going to have a conversation with Loren & Dorcas, our leather experts, to see what might be entailed with producing fry pie holsters. The most important thing is that they must be glaze-resistant!

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    Comment on Fry Pie (November 22nd, 2011 at 12:26)

    Fry Pie

    The Snitz pies in the story are called; “Moon Pies”, not fry pies. Fry pies are deep fried while the Moon Pies are baked just like the real pies.


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      Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 13:05)

      Thanks John. That is my error. Looking at the photo more closely, it appears much more baked than fried. Looks like I need to go back to Fry Pie U. 🙂

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pie (November 22nd, 2011 at 13:12)

    Amish Fry Pie

    Ok so now that my mouth is watwring and wants to try these. Where is the recipe for them? lol.

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pie (November 22nd, 2011 at 13:14)

    Amish Fry Pie

    Ok so now that my mouth is watering and wants to try these. Where is the recipe for them? lol.

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    Karen Pollard
    Comment on Fry Pies~Baked Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 13:28)

    Fry Pies~Baked Pies

    Alright, now that my mouth is watering, why isn’t someone sharing recipes on how to make these goodies!!!

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      Comment on Amish fry pie recipe (November 23rd, 2011 at 06:52)

      Amish fry pie recipe

      Karen, Ianore, I wish I had a recipe to share, but as you can probably tell my specialization is more in 1)eating stuff, and then 2)saying if it’s good or not.

      It’s taken many years of training to get to where I am in the field, you understand.

      BUT, I just checked and did find something at our friend Kevin Williams’ Amish Cook blog:


      Kevin had this to say:

      “Rare to find a truly authentic recipe, but an Amish woman in Huevelton, New York recently mailed me her recipe for “homemade fry pies” with homemade glaze. Wow! It’s just really neat to get an old, authentic recipe. I couldn’t use it my upcoming travel cookbook because it just doesn’t fit in anywhere, but it’s too good not to share. So here it is and I am typing it just as she wrote it (8 pounds of powdered sugar, Holy Cow!)”

      Hope that entices you to check the rest at the link!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Fry, Moon, Snitz...I just want pie! (November 22nd, 2011 at 16:25)

    Fry, Moon, Snitz...I just want pie!

    Oh, my!I NEED pie!

    Erik, this post is like an epic poem about Amish “pocket” pies. You certainly seem enthralled, almost obsessed with them.

    I’d agree, the one in the photo looks baked, not fried. If it’s a Moon Pie, send me a dozen! Blueberry, cherry, blackberry…oh my!

    This is NOT a good subject for us Diabetics. Why, I’m about to go to the stacks (at the library now) and look for Amish cookbooks.

    Loretta, please accept my sympathy. I’m so sorry about the loss of your Mom. I lost mine over 30 years ago, and still have questions I wish I’d have asked her. Peace be to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Amish Pocket Pies (November 23rd, 2011 at 06:58)

      Amish Pocket Pies

      Probably a better name for this post would have been “Amish Pocket Pies”, or something along those lines, as I think my personal definition of a fry pie is a bit elastic 🙂

      BUT, just consider this post a tribute to any sort of pie-like dessert that comes in a pocket casing and you could conceivably play a round of Saturday afternoon catch with. Maybe that’s a better definition for what we want here. Does it taste like pie? Yes. Can you throw it? Yes. Can you catch it? Yes. There you go! 😉

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 16:27)

    I love Bumbleberry fry pies! Oh so yummy! But I have to say I almost prefer cream sticks over fry pies…

    As for a recipie, not exact, but take your favorite pie filling and a 6″ circle or so of pie crust. Put your filling on the crust, fold it over and mesh the sides together. Fry it and then where I work we put donut glaze over them, but I don’t know that everyone does it that way. Guess that part is up to you 🙂

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 22nd, 2011 at 22:34)

    They remind me a bit of Cornish pasties, except pasties are usually savory. However, back in the day when wives would send pasties down into the mines with their husbands for their lunch, they would make one end savory and one end sweet so they could have their lunch and dessert all in one crusty pocket!

    Fry pies…mmmm…I must give it a try. I like to joke with my husband that the Scots will fry anything, but I don’t believe they’ve taken frying to this extreme 🙂

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 23rd, 2011 at 00:41)

    I agree with Alice Mary….Fried, Moon, Snitz…just give me pie. Blackberry is my favorite, but hard to find. I haven’t seen any fried pies in the Lancaster area, but I’ll start looking closer.

    I wonder what the Amish use to fry them in?

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    Ann Whitaker
    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 23rd, 2011 at 15:09)

    Erik, I’ve been off line several days due to work; what a laugh I’ve had! Glad I could stir up some memories! And thanks to all of you who commented, too. Folks in MS make fried pies as well. But a dear lady in Randolph makes wonderful home made chocolate ones! Worth the drive.
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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      Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 23rd, 2011 at 17:12)

      Wonderful Ann, you see we’ve been having some fun in your absence 🙂 I’ve never had the chocolate kind, but yum. That might even be worth the drive from NC…or Poland! 😉

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    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 23rd, 2011 at 22:03)

    Mmmmm! Lemon, my absolute favorite. Our favorite fry pie baker is the Swartzentruber family just down our road. They make them with every imaginable fruit, and even take special orders ahead of time if you want a lot or certain flavors. Charge $1 apiece.

    The fry pies around here are often coated in a glaze, making them very sweet and rather heavy – the Swartzentruber neighbor Dad says he can hardly eat a whole one at a time and usually only has half – but we sure can eat a whole one at once! Two, though, would be WAY too much at once, the way they make them.

    Sometimes when I pull into or walk into their driveway, no one is around the little stand at the end of their drive, and the dad or daughter will suddenly come running out of the house with an armload of hot fry pies fresh from the oven. Wow, the warm ones are soooo good…

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    Debbie Welsh
    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 25th, 2011 at 15:59)

    Bob the Quaker, I’ve never seen them in Lancaster County, either.

    Lindsay, I know exactly what Cornish pasties are as my husband is from the north of England and I’ve been there 8 or 9 times. It seems they do alot of things in ” pie ” form over there!

    Actually, I have to confess I’ve never had an Amish fry pie, and although I’ve certainly seen them in my travels, I never had the desire to try one as the word ” fry ” just didn’t turn me on. I love all of the regular type pies, though!

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    Mona G.
    Comment on Amish Fry Pies (November 27th, 2011 at 17:04)

    If you’ve ever eaten a Hostess fried pie, you will love the fresh ones from the Amish….I grew up on fried pies….this is what we called them…mostly apple, because they were plentiful…sometimes dried peach pies yummy………….if you get a chance Debbie Welsh, try one…..especially the peach, they are delicious….probably because of all the fat…..but hey, you probably wouldn’t eat one a year….and it would be well worth the fat…..
    I used to love the Hostess Lemon ones too…my daughter liked the Cherry….but no, I have never seen them in chocolate…..

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    Julie Turner
    Comment on Fry pie recipes (November 28th, 2011 at 05:24)

    Fry pie recipes

    I found the recipe for Amish fry pies on a web site called
    Amishrecipes.net, for all those interested in making them themselves.

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    Comment on Fry Pies (December 2nd, 2011 at 09:30)

    Fry Pies

    If you would like some Amish Fry pies check your local convenience store or go to www.amishpie.com and have some shipped to you.

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