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    Fried Fruit Pies

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    30 mins

    5 mins

    -Mary-'s Note:

    A true comfort food, these little fried pies have so much to recommend them: They are wonderful, hot or cold. They can be easily eaten out of hand, so I guess that makes them a true convenience food in these on-the-go times in which we live. And they are so versatile because they can be filled with your favorite fillings.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    pies

    Units: US | Metric

    For The Pastry

    For The Filling

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix together the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender, fork, your hands, or whatever method works best for you, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    2. 2
      Stir together the beaten egg with the water and sprinkle over flour mixture. Sprinkle in the vinegar, mixing lightly, until ingredients are well combined.
    3. 3
      Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
    4. 4
      In a nonreactive pan on very low heat, simmer the dried fruit in the water for 30 to 45 minutes, or until very tender. Add water if necessary to prevent scorching. Allow to cool; mash fruit slightly.
    5. 5
      Stir in the sugar and spices. This step of the preparation may be done in advance and refrigerated; however, warm up the fruit (microwave is fine) enough to take the chill off and make it workable before filling your pies.
    6. 6
      Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and cut it into four equal pieces. You can then cut each of the four pieces into three equal pieces, leaving you with 12 golf-ball-size dough balls.
    7. 7
      On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 5- to 6-inch circle. Your circles don't have to be perfect, and ragged edges are okay.
    8. 8
      Put about 2 generous tablespoons of filling onto one side of the circle of dough. Seal the pie by wetting the inside edge of the dough with water (use your finger) and then fold over the dough, making the familiar half-moon shaped pie. Make sure the edges of the dough are even, and press and crimp to insure a good seal. You can use a fork to give you a bit of a decorative edge if you like. You can also correct the more ragged edges during this step because the dough is pliable. Just make sure the filling is sealed in and that any holes in the dough are crimped.
    9. 9
      Using a deep fryer set at 350, carefully lower the pies into the oil, one at a time. Cook until they turn a nice even golden brown in 3 or 4 minutes. You don't have to worry about cooking the filling -- it's already cooked. The frying process is merely cooking the dough.
    10. 10
      Drain on paper towels.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2011

      55

      After this I'm back to exercising, but honestly I hate running...unless it's my mouth. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Fruit Pies

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 427.7
     
    Calories from Fat 124
    28%
    Total Fat 13.7 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 15.5 mg
    5%
    Sodium 211.2 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 74.8 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    20%
    Sugars 16.7 g
    66%
    Protein 5.0 g
    10%

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