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Little Fried Pies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Desserts / Pies & Pastries

4  c  dried apples or peaches
2  c  water
1/2  c  sugar
1/2  t  ground cinnamon
    fried pie pastry
    vegetable oil
    fried pie pastry
3  c  all-purpose flour
1  t  salt
3/4  c  shortening
1    egg, beaten
1/4  c  water
1  t  vinegar

Christmas. Combine apples and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until tender. Cool; mash slightly, if necessary. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.Divide pastry into thirds; roll each portion to 1/4-inch thickness on waxed paper. Cut into 5-inch circles.Place about 2 tablespoons apple mixture on half of each pastry circle. To seal pies, dip fingers in water, and moisten edges of pastry circles; fold circles in half, making sure edges are even. Press edges of filled pastry firmly together using a fork dipped in flour.Heat 1/2 inch of oil to 375 degrees in a large skillet. Fry pies until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar while warm. Yield: 1 dozen.FRIED PIE PASTRYCombine flour and salt; cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg and water; sprinkle over flour mixture. Add vinegar, and lightly stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into a ball. Wrap pastry in waxed paper; chill at least 1 hour. Yield: pastry for about 1 dozen 5-inch pies. By "Lloyd A. Carver" <> on Jan 5, 1996

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