Tammy's Fried Pie Pastry

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 12 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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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! ;).
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