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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  • 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.
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  • 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 and best tasting yet. The apricots we used came from the largest tree in Las Vegas..two stories high and at least4 ft around and probably a few decads old. The best apricots I have ever tasted grew on it. We cooked them down with sugar till we had a sweet thick puree for the pies. But I have to say using the dried fruit is supurb. I love this recipe and fry them in a deep fryer..wrap them in paper towels and put them in a shoe box in the frig..just like she showed me. Thank you so much for this great recipe. Its a real keeper


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 made these for years for my children and now, grandchildren. These are wonderful to take on picnics.


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 pieces. I spray a pair of sissors with vegetable spray and cut each dried apricot into 4 pieces. Place in water to cover and simmer until falling-apart tender...then I add the sugar and other seasonings. I use minute tapioca as a thickening agent. A tablespoon or two will do great. Allow to stand at room temp until cooled and the filling will thicken.