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Week 36: Fried Pies (Oklahoma)

Fried pies are little pockets of joy. They are great for parties or get-togethers where everyone can have their own.

Fried pies became famous south of Arbuckle Mountains, in the small town of Springer, Oklahoma.

Maude Plether's fried pie recipe was given to her nine children and other farmers that were frequent visitors to her home.

The recipe became perfected within years, resulting in a delicious fried pie that could be sold to the public!

It's important to crimp your pies well, otherwise, the filling will come out. Also, make sure to heat your shortening to the correct temperature. Fried pies won't cook or get their signature color if you have the wrong temperature to start with.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 10|



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup shortening, plus more for frying

  • 1 cup buttermilk, more if needed

  • Cherry or apple pie filling

  • Powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, mix together your flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture forms a coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and form it into a ball. Cover the pie dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours until firm.

  2. Roll your dough out until it's 1/4-inch thick and cut it into 8-10 circles. Place a spoonful of your filling and fold over the top of the circle and crimp.

  3. Heat a pot full of shortening to 375 degrees F. Place two of your fried pies into the oil and fry for 3 minutes. Place onto some paper towels to dry and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳

Recipe adapted from


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