Our Family Fried Pies
- Ready In:
- 6 ounces dried apricots
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (more to taste)
- 1 tablespoon allspice (can sub additional cinnamon and clove for the allspice if desired) (optional)
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- pastry dough (Tammy's Fried Pie Pastry Tammy's Fried Pie Pastry or Traditional Fried Pie Pastry Traditional Fried Pie Pastry suggested)
- Wash and dice dried apricots, then place in a sauce pan and cover with water (about 1 inch above fruit).
- Cook slowly until tender.
- Do NOT pour off water.
- Add spices to taste and lemon juice.
- Thicken with a corn starch slurry.
- **Be careful of scorching after cornstarch is added.
- 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! ;).
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5 BRIGHT STARS! Used your Recipe #214575 for the pastry. Filled them with combination of fresh peaches (peeled and cubed, cinnamon and apricot preserves. Because I made them "Texas" sized I only got six pies. Fried two of them and baked four of them, but have to say my favorite is the FRIED . . . of course it would be! Thanks MD for a great recipe, will definitely make again!
I am eating one right now and they are very good. I never had an apricot before so I was surprised that me and my faimly took to these so well. I only fried one of the pies and baked the rest at about 375 F. I couldnt really taste a big diffrence between the baked and fried version. Anyways I really enjoyed this filling and plan on making these more often!