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Fried Pies

Prep Time:40 min
Cook Time:10 min
Yield:12 pies


  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup pie filling, any flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, for frying
  • OR Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, for frying


  1. 1.
    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.

  2. 2.
    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.

  3. 3.
    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.


Serving Size (1 slice, 1/8 of pie), Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 140mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 7g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Fried Pies 4 5 1 1
simple but good reminds me of old times and good times of eating fried pies December 30, 2012
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