Timber 2 Table - Pop's Deer Camp Fried Fruit Pie Recipe

A staple around our deer camp, our kids are certain they can't go hunt without at least one pie tucked into their pocket.

Pop's Deer Camp Fried Fruit Pie Recipe

20 Min

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time





While this recipe isn't for wild game, around our deer camp, its a must-have staple. My dad makes them with dried apples or pear preserves that he and mom put up each fall, but a can or two of your favorite fruit pie filling works in a pinch. Did you make jelly with the blackberries you picked back in the summer? Try that for a filling.

Crisp and flaky crust covers a tasty fruit filling.


For every 8 pies

1 21-ounce can of your favorite fruit pie filling

1 can jumbo sized biscuits (we used Grand's brand)

1/2 cup flour

Vegetable oil or shortening for frying

Cooking Instructions

This one is simple, even in deer camp. Simply spread the flour on a smooth work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out a biscuit into a roughly 6-7 inch round, about an 1/8 of an inch thick.

Simply roll out the biscuit into a round and spoon on some fruit.

Fold the dough over to make a half-circle. Crimp the edges together tightly with a fork or with the tips of your fingers.

Fry the pies in a skillet for a few minutes per side until they are golden brown and flaky.

Heat 1/4" of vegetable oil, shortening, or a blend of the two in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Feeling adventurous? Try a little bear grease or lard.

Fry the pies for 3-4 minutes per side until the crust is golden brown and flaky. Wrap the warm pies in a double layer of aluminum foil to pack it afield with you.