Fried pie

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Fried pie
Fried apple pies from the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.jpg
Fried apple pies
Type Pie or turnover
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Fruit, dough
Cookbook:Fried pie  Fried pie

Fried pies are dessert pastries that are similar to a pie or turnover, except that they are smaller and fried. The fruit filling is actually wrapped in the dough, similar to the dough of a pie crust.

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Historically in the American South, fried pies were known as "Crab Lanterns", although the etymology of that term is obscure. New Hampshire fried pies were popular with U.S. president Franklin Pierce.

Fast food versions have gained popularity more recently. McDonald's apple pies were introduced on the menu in 1968, but in 1992 they were phased out in favor of a baked pie (claimed to be healthier) in the United States.[1][2] There are some McDonald's restaurants throughout the US and world which still offer the fried pies, including all McDonald's restaurants in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Russia. Flavors include cherry and apple (US mainland), taro (Hawaii), and green bean (China).

The Burger King chain also offers fried pies on its menu, in apple and "wild berry" flavors.

Whataburger and Popeye's both still offer fried pies.[citation needed]

Hubig's, New Orleans' famous local fried pie maker and the last one of its kind, burned on July 27, 2012, but expects to rebuild. It was the last one from a southeastern chain originated in Ft. Worth, Texas, that did not survive the Great Depression. The owners originally stated that they planned to rebuild the factory as soon as possible. As of July 2014, however, it is still closed, and one co-ower stated the rebuilding efforts were moving at a 'snail's pace'.[3]

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