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Fried Apple Pies

Fried Apple Pies

Fried Apple Pies

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Ice Water

For the Filling:

  • Your favorite canned apple pie filling OR
  • Homemade filling made from dried apples (see instructions below)

Instructions:

For the Crust:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Add 1 cup of Crisco to the flour mixture.
  3. Use a pastry blender to cut the shortening into the flour/salt blend until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of ice water and mix it into the flour mixture using a fork until it's well combined.
  5. Once mixed, cover the dough and refrigerate it for one hour.
  6. After refrigeration, roll out the dough in small batches on a lightly floured surface.
  7. Use a tea cup saucer to make your pie circles.
  8. Brush the edges of the circles with beaten egg.
  9. Fold the circles in half, creating a half-moon shape, and use a sharp knife to trim away any excess dough.
  10. Seal the edges of the pies by pressing them with a fork.

For the Filling:

  • Option 1 (Canned Filling): Use your favorite canned apple pie filling.
  • Option 2 (Homemade Filling from Dried Apples):
  1. If using dried apples, rehydrate them according to package instructions.
  2. Mash the rehydrated apples to your preferred level of chunkiness.
  3. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to taste, adjusting for your desired level of sweetness and spice.

Assembly and Frying:

  1. Spoon a portion of your chosen apple filling onto one half of each pie circle.
  2. Fold the other half of the circle over the filling, creating a half-moon shape.
  3. Press the edges with a fork to seal the pies.
  4. Place the assembled pies on parchment paper.
  5. Warm up the oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  6. Cook the pies until they achieve a delightful golden brown color on both sides.
  7. Take them out of the oil and let them drain on paper towels.
  8. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.

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