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Fried Pies - (Skillet Fried) - Leona Mae Holland Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bill Holland
Added: Thursday, September 24, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 c.Dried Fruit, Apples, Apricots, Peaches, or Raisins
4 c. Sugar, adjust to taste
Water, to Cover
Lard/Oil
Cinnamon
Allspice
Pastry Dough

Directions:
Directions:
Cover the Dried Fruit with Water and cook over medium heat. Cook down until tender. Mash fruit with potato masher, add sugar, mix well. I don't think Mom would mind if you add a little cinnamon and touch of allspice to fruit. Set aside and let cool. Make a good Pastry dough for the crust. Cut the dough in 6 inch diameter circle and place about 1/4 cup of fruit mixture on each crust. Fold over and stick edges of crust together. Mom made hers in a half moon shape about 6 inches long. Dampen the edges to get the crust to stick good. Heat Lard/Oil about 1/2 inch in cast iron skillet. Fry till golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Jan: I helped Grandma make these when I was little around 10 to 13 years old - it is one of my favorites of her cooking. I remember she made the dough with lard or shortening but sometimes bought pie dough in prepared "sticks" when she found them on sale. I loved spending time in Blythe with Grandma and Grandpa Holland cooking and sewing with her and going fishing and frog "gigging" with him.

 

 

 

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