Fried Pie Recipe: Fried Apple Pie Recipe, Forget those fast food versions, this is the real thing. These mini pies are great to pack with lunches.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
In a saucepan, combine apples, sugar and cinnamon. Cook over low heat. Cook apples until they are soft and tender. Mash with a fork to form a thick applesauce.
In a bowl, sift the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with a fork. Create a ball of dough and roll out to 1/8-inch thick on a floured board. With a cookie cutter, cut out 4-inch round pieces.
In the center of each dough round, spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of apple mixture. Moisten the edges with cold water and fold. Press edges closed with a fork.
In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Fry pies a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain pies on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.