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Oklahoma Fried Pies copycat Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies –  A Great Date Night Recipe

Looking to make Oklahoma fried pies for date night? Here is the perfect Arbuckle mountain fried pie recipe that you are your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband or wife will just LOVE!

No-one can deny when it comes to PIES, Oklahoma does it best and no matter what type of pie you are into whether it is a sweet or a savoury pie, there is a pie to suit all taste buds.

One of the most famous pies in Oklahoma is the Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. If you are traveling down Route 66, you would be a very sorry person if you missed this. This type of pie was created in the small town of Springer by Maude Pletcher and has been passed down for generation to generation.

If you are in the area, and want to drop in at the original store, it is located off the I-35 in Davis. Over the years other shops have popped up  however, if there is not one near you, the goos news is that Oklahoma Tourism released a recipe online that you can try to make to make fried pies from Oklahoma from the comfort of your own home!

Oklahoma Fried Pies copycat Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies –  A Great Date Night Recipe

The great thing about this Arbuckle mountain fried pie recipe is that it is quite easy to do – so you don’t have to stress if you aren’t a great cook!

Note: This pie creates 8-10 small pies.

For the filling:

  • 4 ripe apples, apricots or peaches, halved, pitted and cut into 1cm wedges (cherries, blackberries and blueberries recommended as alternatives, frozen mixed berries can also be used)
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For the pastry:

  • 750g all purpose flour
  • 4 tbs granulated sugar
  • 225g butter, extra for frying ½ tsp salt 2 eggs, beaten 480ml buttermilk


Firstly, put together the fruit, 100g sugar and pinch of salt in a medium saucepan.

Cover the saucepan and cook the ingredients over a medium heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up the fruit with a spoon until tender, 5-10 mins (if using frozen fruit as an alternative, allow 15 mins).

From here, continue to mash the fruit while cooking with a potato masher until it resembles a coarse puree and thickens (10-15 mins).

Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

It is important after this stage that you let the mixture completely cool down.

In order to create the pasty for the pie, blend the  flour, sugar and salt together. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add one egg and buttermilk and stir until the mixture comes together, form into a ball and put into the fridge for at least an hour.

Roll the pastry out into a large sheet, cutting into 8 circles using a butter knife, re-rolling any excess pastry to create up to two more pastry circles. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of filling into one half of each pastry circle.

Use the remaining beaten egg to seal the edges by folding the unfilled half over the top and crimp the edges shut with a fork. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and fry the pies 2-3 at a time until golden brown, 3 minutes per side. Remove and immediately drain on a paper towel.

Make sure to serve your Oklahoma fried pies while they are still warm.


So there you have it folks – if you feel like doing some Southern style cooking, this is a great one to get your hands dirty with to begin with on date night at home.

It is nice to go out to a restaurant but it is also so nice to sit at home and enjoy a home cooked meal together – don’t you think?

A big thank you to Oklahoma Tourism for providing this Arbuckle mountain fried pie recipe!

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