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Fried Pies
April 15, 2010
4:36 pm
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April 14, 2010
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Hi everyone.  I looked over the “Just Recipes” forum, but didn’t find anything about FRIED PIES.

One of my aunts in Missouri made these scrumptous little half-moon shaped fruit pies that she fried up in a cast iron skillet.  I was only a teenager at the time and of course too preoccupied with other teenage issues to pay closer attention to how she made them………..I only wanted to EAT them.   In her waning years, I did ask her about them and she said she just used refriderated biscuit dough, pressed them out, put in the fruit and fried them.   Seems to me they were a little more complicated than that and I haven’t even tried to replicate them.

Can anyone help with this????????????   Has anyone experienced these delectible little wonders and if so, could you share your recipes?   Thanks all.

April 15, 2010
5:24 pm
Big Chicken
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Here’s one that I found off of Allrecipes.  It sounds just yummy…especially if you have made your own lard following Suzanne’s instructions.  I plan on trying it this weekend.




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 apples
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. Peel and dice apples. Add sugar and cinnamon. Cook in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
  2. Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
  3. Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
  4. In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Fry pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

I also like the recommendation from another person that has made the recipe of leaving a few bigger chunks of apples and adding in brown sugar (1/2 cup) in place of the white sugar and adding some nutmeg!  HMMM….GOOD…  I can almost smell them cooking.

April 15, 2010
6:05 pm
Hart, MI
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Here’s a link to one that was posted.  Suzanne posted it and put pics in with her would do differently.

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.”  ― Alfred Sheinwold

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