Peach Fried (or Baked) Pies

"Published in the local paper, this is a recipe from the Rather Sweet Bakery in the Texas hill country. Better than Hostess Pies! :o) If you prefer to bake your pies instead of frying them, directions are at the bottom."
Peach Fried (or Baked) Pies created by newspapergal
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  • Filling

  • 2 fresh peaches, sliced and diced into 1/2 inch cubes (no need to peel)
  • 34 cup peach preserves
  • 14 - 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dough

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 12 cup butter, cold,cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 34 cup ice water
  • powdered sugar, for topping (optional)


  • Combine all filling ingredients; set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Add butter and work with pastry blender or hands until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • Add ice water; mix lightly to form dough ball.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts.
  • Roll out each portion (on lightly floured board) to 1/16" thick (slightly thicker than a tortilla).
  • Cut dough out in 5" circles using cookie cutter, lid from 1Q plastic container, etc.
  • Each ball of dough should make 3 to 4 circles.
  • Place 1 Tbsp of filling in the center of each dough circle.
  • Fold dough in half over the filling.
  • Seal edges with a bit of water and crimp with fork.
  • Pour 3-4" of canola oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Heat on medium high until a scrap of dough sizzles and bubbles when dropped into oil.
  • Fry a couple of pies at a time, approx 2-3 min/side, until golden brown.
  • Remove to paper-towel lined plate, drain, and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Pies can also be baked in the oven:

  • Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper; preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Make an egg wash of 2 Tbsp water beaten together with 1 egg.
  • Place pies on the baking sheet and brush tops with egg wash.
  • Bake 15 min or until golden brown; sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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  1. rchman
    Gotta find a recipe using canned peaches. Fresh peaches are not available but for a short while during the year. Anybody got a recipe using canned peaches? Or frozen? I am not even seeing dried peaches at the super market.
  2. un petit chou
    The filling was fine for me but the pastry was not very good. I did bake mine and it's definitely possible that I overworked my dough. I probably won't be making these again. Thank you for sharing though and I am glad everyone else has success :)!
  3. cindymcleod62
    What a treat! We really enjoyed these fried pies. I made some with peaches and some with apples, and doubled the recipe for the dough. Sure brings back memories of my younger days when my grandma would make these for us! So glad to have found this recipe. Thank you for sharing it Winkki!
  4. anme7039
    Outsanding recipe! Scaled it down to make about 3 pies. I made 2 and used the rest of the "scrap" dough to make little cinnamon roll cookies. Baked these pastries for about 22 minutes or so. I used apples that I sliced and put in the microwave to make a filling. This is a def. repeat. Oh yeah I chilled the dough for around an hour before rolling out between wax paper.
  5. LonghornMama
    Fabulous recipe! I had some homemade freezer peach preserves and wonderful ripe Texas peaches and the filling was to die for. Used the food processor to make the dough then chilled before rolling between sheets of wax paper. Got 8 pies exactly and baked on parchment for a few more minutes until lightly browned. I highly suggest parchment in case the filling leaks, much easier cleanup. Made a simple glaze with some left over preserves and powdered sugar. Crust was nice and tender. I'm sure frying would be even tastier. Thanks, winkki, for a great recipe!



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