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Test Kitchen Approved

Vegan Amish Style Fried Pies

Recipe By Adapted from

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Adapted from

This is a vegan version of Savory founder Mike Johnston's favorite barbecue dessert from the Alabama and Georgia portion of his Chasing BBQ road trip. Using vegan butter, almond milk, and egg replacer, the vegan substitutions taste just like the original...a crispy yet chewy dough that holds a lot of filling for the perfect hand pie.

Recipe Notes

*For hot almond milk, heat to just below a simmer; you don’t want it to boil.

For filling: Check out our vegan recipes for Chocolate Puddin' Filling for Fried Pies and Fruit Filling for Fried Pies.

For glaze: Choose an extract flavor that pairs with your pie filling flavor, e.g. lavender extract with berry filling.


For dough:

2 cups flour, sifted

4 Tbsp. vegan butter, diced and cold

2 Tbsp. egg replacer

¼ tsp. Kosher Salt

6 Tbsp. hot almond milk*

For pies:

About 12 Tbsp. prepared pie filling of choice (e.g. chocolate pudding, cherry, mixed berry, peach, etc.)*

vegetable oil for frying

For glaze:

1 tsp. extract of choice, such as:

2 Tbsp. almond milk

1 cups powdered sugar

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe


For dough: In a large bowl, combine butter and flour using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles small, pea-sized lumps. In a small bowl, whisk egg replacer powder with salt and hot milk. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until dough begins to form. Turn out dough onto parchment or wax paper and knead for about 1 min. Divide dough into 6 or 12 equal pieces (depending on if you want large or small pies.)

For pies: Roll each dough piece into a ball and flatten into a 1/2-thick disc. Use a floured rolling pin to roll discs into circles (6 to 7 inches for large, 3 to 4 inches for small.) Fill each circle with 1 to 2 Tbsp. filling of choice. Use water to lightly wet outside edges of the circle. Fold dough in half over the filling and pinch edges together to seal; flute edges or use a fork to crimp them. Fill a frying pan with about an inch of oil and heat to 350 degrees. Fry one pie at a time for 1 to 2 min. per side until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and brush with glaze while still warm.

For glaze: Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Use a pastry brush to glaze pies while they are still warm. Apply 2 coats of glaze for extra sweetness, but wait for the glaze to harden between coats. #HolidayPies