Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is an old family recipe which has been adapted from the traditional crust used with the White Family Fried Pies recipe. Both are great - this is just the one used most frequently over the past 3o years or so. I am guessing at the number of pies it will make I suppose it depends on how big you make them. Cook time is chill time. **We always make them with an apricot filling. ;) Usually made with Our Family Fried Pies Our Family Fried Pies ****Updated directions per request to include post filling directions.
- Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut in shortening (suggested to cut in half then add in the other half because it makes the pastry both tender and flaky) until it resembles coarse meal.
- Add in water, stirring with a fork until mixture is moistened.
- Adjust water as needed, noting that this crust should be more dry than pie crust since it will be fried; form dough into a ball and chill 1 hour, until ready to use(Usually made with Our Family Fried Pies.Recipe #214574).
- Roll out a ball of pastry about the size of a golf ball.
- Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of fruit filling on 1/2 of pastry circle leaving about a half inch edge.
- Fold over and seal with a fork.
- ***Pies may be frozen at this point.
- Fry frozen or thawed pies in a skillet of hot oil(preferred Crisco at 375 degrees in cast iron skillet) until golden brown.
- Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
- Can be eaten as is (preferred)or sprinkle with powdered sugar, lightly.
- Enjoy! ;).