Apricot and Peach Fried Pies

Apricot and Peach Fried Pies

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"Apricot and peach fried pies have the best flavor of any fried pie I've ever eaten. My family loves these great pies. My grandmother made this up years ago. I have made this delicious fried pie for over 40 years. Enjoy!"

Ingredients

30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 280 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To Make Crust: In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Mix in milk and stir until dough forms a ball. Roll out dough and cut into 18 6-inch circles. Set aside.
  2. To Make Filling: In a large saucepan, combine apricots, peaches, and sugar. Add enough water to cover fruit. Cover pan and cook over low heat until fruit is falling apart. Remove lid and continue to cook until water is evaporated.
  3. Place oil or shortening in small high-sided skillet. Place over medium heat. Spoon equal amounts of filling into each pastry circle and fold in half. Seal pastry with a fork dipped in cold water.
  4. Fry a few pies at a time in hot oil, browning on both sides. Drain pies on paper towels.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you use shortening, like Crisco┬«, melt it so it's two inches deep.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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I've been making fried apricot pies ever since my mother in law showed me how 40 yrs ago. The crust was always a bit tricky but this is the most perfect crust for frying easy to make and handle...

One of the recipes my Great Grandmother brought with her in a covered wagon to California was for Apricot Fried Pies. My recipe was noted that it was her Great-Great Grandmothers recipe! I have...

Excellent crust, fried up great, even good the next day. Wonder if you could use this crust for regular pies that are baked? I had my own filling...I always cut up my apricots into smaller pie...