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Hand Pie (Like Hostess)
July 12, 2011
10:12 am
Eatonville, Washington
Big Chicken
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In Texas these are called fried pies.  I made some recently. Used dried apricots.  Just cook the apricots with a little water, add sugar to taste.  They thicken up on their own.


I like to use a tortilla press to make my pies.  Take a ball of dough, and put in a cut apart zip lock bag and press a perfect circle….put a couple teaspoons of filling, crimp edges with fork, lighty fry.


I usually don't add a glaze.  Just sprinkle with some sugar.


You can use your canned pie fillings also.



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February 29, 2012
11:33 pm
Enumclaw, Washington
Big Chicken
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Do you need to fry in a pan. Thinking the flipping over would cause them to break? Would a deep fat fryer be ok? Mine has a lowering basket on it. That way it is handled less. Just a thought? I have made these baked also and they do turn out good, but i would like to try them friend also… There is are is a generic Hostess brand called “cutie pies”.  Ummm maybe they are Little Debbie brand.. not generic sorry lol. Kids loved those so I tried making my own with my tart press. I like cindy glaze thou better then mine… want to try hers. I did a chocolate pudding version and was good ( the ones that didnt explode in the oven lol )

March 1, 2012
2:35 pm
Suzanne McMinn
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I think they should be fine in a fry basket, though I haven’t tried them that way.  It probably depends mostly on how firmly you have the edges pressed so that the whole thing holds together.

Clover made me do it.

May 7, 2012
8:19 am
New England
Mighty Chicken
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I must have “sensed” this thread thru the ether!


Yesterday I was partially cleaning out our loaner fridge (long story) prepatory to gettng our new, replacement fridge — tomorrow. Languishing in the back corner was a tube of crescent rolls. I decided to make them, and on impulse mixed up some cinnamon, a little raw sugar, chopped walnuts, and enough vanilla extract to moisten it in a custard cup. I cut 2 pats of butter into quarters and stuffed each roll with some (1T?)of the chopped walnut mixture and a piece of the butter. They were great! So I can recommend chopped walnuts with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla as a stuffing mixture too — although with somethng as big as the fried pies, you’d probably also want fruit of some kind.



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May 7, 2012
6:37 pm
Topsfield, MA
Big Chicken
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Teacup, those crescent rolls sound delicious!  What a great idea.  Glad to hear you are getting your new fridge tomorrow, yay!



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