Fried Pies

40m Prep Time
10m Cook Time
12 Yield
Preparation Directions

STEP ONE

COMBINE flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with fork until particles are moistened and cling together. Form dough into ball.

STEP TWO

ROLL to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into twelve 4-inch circles. Re-roll scraps as necessary. Place 2 teaspoons pie filling on each dough circle. Fold in half. Seal edges by brushing with water and pressing with fork. Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in bowl.

STEP THREE

HEAT 1-inch shortening to 350ºF. in a deep saucepan or deep fryer. Fry a few pies at a time until golden brown, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

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