Peach-Mango Fried Pies

These itty-bitty hand pies are soft and sweet from the inside out.
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peach fried mango pies

Recipe by Janet Taylor McCracken

Start to Finish: 45 minutes

Servings: Makes 8 Pies


  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 mango—pitted, peeled, and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 peaches—pitted, peeled, and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp. (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • 1 package (14.1 oz.; two crusts) refrigerated rolled pie crusts
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tsp. milk


1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mango, peaches, and brown sugar. Cook, stirring often and mashing the fruit occasionally with a fork, until the fruit softens and the juices are very thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Transfer the filling to a large plate to cool.

2. Add enough oil to a large pot to measure 1 1/2 inches. Heat the oil over medium-high until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375°.

3. While the oil heats up, roll 1 pie crust to a 12-inch round. Using a 5-inch plate or bowl as a pattern, cut out 4 crust rounds. Repeat with the remaining crust. Arrange the crusts on a baking sheet; top with the filling. Brush the edges with water. Fold in half and crimp with a fork to seal.

4. Working in 2 batches, fry the hand pies until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. (Return the oil to 375° between batches.) Transfer the hand pies to a wire rack. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar and milk. Brush or drizzle over the warm pies.

This recipe originally appeared in our Summer 2020 issue. Get the magazine here.