This recipe will give you 6 to 8 easy-to-make little fried pies that burst with apple goodness. Simply cut the dough into 6-inch rounds, spoon a bit of thick cinnamon applesauce onto each round, and fold the rounds in half. Fry in hot oil and sprinkle wit
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 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
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.
Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
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.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!