Amish Half Moon Pies or Preaching Pies

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups dried apples
  • 2
    cups cold water
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    orange, juice and grated rind
  • 1
    tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1
    double crust pie pastry
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the dried apples in a saucepan with water and the salt.
  • When apples are soft and pulpy, add the sugar, orange and cinnamon.
  • Simmer until water is cooked away.
  • Roll pastry out and cut in 8 inch circles.
  • Place generous portions of the mixture on half of the pastry rounds; fold the pastry over and pinch the edges tightly together.
  • Bake in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake about 35 to 40 minutes longer or until golden brown.
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