Southern Fried Peach Pies

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a recipe from my Great Grandmother. I can remember going to her house and sitting down to a lunch of Fried chicken, mash potatoes, green beans, fried corn, biscuits and fried peach pies for dessert. It is a wonder we didn't all die from heart disease but that is country living. These directions were written for me real countryfied so I explained best I could but you will get the jist. Make dough, fill it and fry it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Cut in crisco with pastry cutter or fork.
  3. Add enough milk to make dough, do not mix too much.
  4. Let biscuit dough sit for 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile take dried peaches and put in sauce pan with enough water to cover and cook until soft.
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and cook 15 minuts more.
  7. Remove from stove and mash with potato masher; set aside.
  8. Preheat electric skillet to 300 degrees.
  9. Take biscuit dough and pull enough off for one pie, roll it out thin on floured board. Take a saucer, place on rolled out dough and trim around it with a sharp knife.
  10. Place two big spoons of peaches on one side of dough and lap the other side over in half moon shape. Seal the edges with a fork.
  11. Fry pies in skillet until brown, then turn and brown other side.
  12. Drain on paper towels.
  13. These pies can be eaten warm or stored in a container and eaten the next day room temperature they are awesome either way.
Most Helpful

5 5

Oh thank you thank you thank you. My granny made these all the time for every family get-together. We all fought over them and begged to take home the leftovers. When she died, no one had ever been able to duplicate them. I was so excited to find this recipe and ran out and bought the ingredients. They were just like Granny's. I actually cried when I was eating them because it was just like seeing her standing there by that iron skillet smiling at us kids fighting over the pies. I love you for posting this.

5 5

Wow. These ARE old fashioned fried pies. I used dried apricots, and they fulfilled all the fried pie fantasies/memories in this house. The crust also works well w/ prepared pudding pie fillings (like chocolate & coconut cream), jams and marmalade. Thanks so much!

5 5

I updated this to say I have made these a few times now, and recently made them with nice juicy Georgia peaches. Wow! were they good! May 28, 2008 I made these using Macintosh apples instead of the peaches, and they were wonderful! Brought back memories of when I was younger and my mama used to make them when I was little. Thank you for sharing Petdrwife! Cindy

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