Recipe by paperdoll82

This is the best recipe I've found for really old time fried pies. This reminds me of the pies my grandmother used to make and they were delicious. Easy, Easy, Easy to make, especially if you use food processor. This recipe was given me by Martha DeFoor, White Hall, AR

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup Crisco (if you're really "southern" you can use lard)
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup hot water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • filling can be any dried fruit prepared according to package directions. my favorite is apricot


  1. Mix all ingredients. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into circles. Make circles at least 4". Fill pastry with 1 heaping tablespoon prepared fruit. Fold circle in half, seal edges with fork if you don't have plastic utensils for making pot stickers and the like. Fry until golden brown in about 1/4" canola oil. Great served hot or cold.

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