Throw some flour onto your counter or cutting board and roll a biscuit out until it is about 1/8” thick.
Place your dough on top of a dough press, if you have one, if not place on a flat surface.
Place about 1 1/2 tbsp. of the apple pie filling into one side of the dough circle. Be careful not to use too much or you will have a hard time sealing your pie.
Dip your finger in water and run it around the 1/2 of the circle that has filling in it.
Close the dough press and squeeze it shut. While shut remove any excess dough. If you don’t have a dough press then bring the empty side of the dough over the filling and press the edges together with a fork. The water will help seal the edges so you filling does not spill out during frying.
Lay filled uncooked pies on on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Fill your frying pot 1/2 way with peanut oil. You want the pie to be able to submerge in the oil so about 5-6 inches is good.
Bring the oil to 350 degrees.
Line another cookie sheet with paper towels and lay it to the side. Put your powdered sugar in a small strainer or flour sifter
Drop 3-4 pies into the hot oil at a time without over crowding and cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side then flip them. They brown fast, don't be tempted to take them out too early they need to stay in the oil at least 8 minutes.
Take one out and cut it in 1/2 to check that it's cooked through on the inside and adjust frying time if needed.
Take your pies out of the oil and lay on the paper towels to drain. Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Allow time between batches for your oil to return to your frying temp of 350 degrees.