A Southern staple, homemade fried pies feature a crispy crust with a gooey, chocolate-y filling.

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm



  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Wesson or restaurant oil for frying

Tips & Notes

• It’s important to use Wesson or restaurant oil for frying, no off-brands in this case because the quality of the oil is important to the way the pies turn out.
• If you don’t have a mixer or mixer attachment, do it the old-fashioned way by crisscrossing a couple of dinner knives through the mixture.
• A plastic 3-pound margarine tub top works well for cutting the dough into rounds.
• Add a little extra cocoa or chocolate syrup to make the filling richer.



  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. Allow to cool and thicken before using as pie filling.


  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in shortening using a mixer and its bread hook attachment.
  3. Stir in egg; add milk.
  4. Roll out on a floured biscuit board, as thin as possible, but no less than ¼-inch. Cut into rounds.
  5. Center 2-3 tablespoons of filling on one half of each round, then fold over and seal with fork or edge of saucer.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat and fry pies to a golden brown, turning once.
Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com

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  1. angela waldrup says:

    These fried chocolate pies are super good !!! The crust turned out really good !!!

  2. wendy says:

    How do ya make fried fruit pies like grandma used to make?

  3. aileen hammett says:

    Do you have an old fashioned recipe for fried apple pie?Had never heard of Chocolate Fried Pie. Will have to try. Thanks. Aileen