Apple Half Moons

Assuming you would like an introduction to the recipe and not the dessert, here you go! This recipe is for a homemade version of the popular fair food, apple half moons. They are deep-fried slices of apples coated in a sweet batter. You can make them with or without a cinnamon sugar topping.


  • For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice


To make the crust:

1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and sugar.

2. Cut in the butter or margarine until it resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Mix in the sour cream mixture until well blended.

4. Divide dough in half and chill until easy to handle (3 hours or so).

5. Roll each piece of dough to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut with 2-1/2 inch round cookie cutter. Place rounds 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place (skimpy) teaspoon of filling on each round and fold in half, then seal edges with fork.

6 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes or until light brown, remove from oven and let cool completely before drizzling with lemon sugar icing made with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh), 1 tablespoon water—mixing until it’s of drizzling consistency; if too thick add a little more water, if too thin add a little more confectioners’ sugar

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Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Protein 2.5 g
Apple Half Moons

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