How to make it

  • Mix flour and salt.
  • Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles cornmeal consistency.
  • Mix beaten egg with the water and vinegar.
  • Sprinkle on flour mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Shape dough into a ball .
  • Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least one hour or untilchilled.
  • *Filling
  • Simmer the fruit in the water for 30 to 45 minutes on low heat until tender. (Add more water if necessary.)
  • Allow to cool, then mash fruit slightly and stir in sugar and spices.
  • *Making the pies
  • Remove pastry from refrigerator and cut into four equal pieces.
  • Cut each of the four pieces into three pieces, (You witll have12 small dough balls.)
  • Roll each ball into a 5 to 6 inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Put 2 Tbsp filling on one side of circle.
  • Seal by wetting inside edge of dough with water (use your finger).
  • Fold the dough, making a half-moon shape.
  • Make the edges of the dough are even.
  • Press and crimp to make a good seal.
  • Use a fork to decorate the edge.
  • Make sure the filling is sealed itightly and any holes are crimped.
  • *Frying - two methods:
  • To deep fry, heat oil in a deep pan or a deep-fryer.
  • Lower the pies into the oil, one at a time.
  • Fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Pan frying:
  • Fry pies in about 1/2 inch oil in an electric frying pan at375° F.
  • The pies must be turned when one side is golden brown,.
  • Sprinkle the hot pies with granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar, or make a fruit flavored sugar and water glaze and pour over the top of the pie.

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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    I love fried pies, we also bake them on a cookie sheet... got my 5 for sure!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Oh my, I love fried pies! I would be 400 lbs. if I was around your house, with all the goodies that you post.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    My momma and grandma used to make these tasty babies when I was a kidlet. I love them!! Thanks for the recipe, hon...
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    " It was excellent "
    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    Oh YEAH BABY..........Love these .....great Post
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