Fried Fruit Pies
|2 cups dried fruit of choice||water to cover fruit|
|1 cup sugar||2 cups all-purpose flour|
|1 tsp. salt||3/4 cup shortening|
|5-6 TBS water||1 TBS sugar|
Place dried fruit in a saucepan & cover with water. Cook over medium heat
until tender. Drain & add sweeten to taste with 1 cup or more of sugar.
Combine 1 TBS sugar, flour, salt, shortening, & water. Mix well & roll into a large ball. Pinch off a small amount of dough & roll to 4 inches in diameter.
Spread 2 TBS of cooked fruit mixture on half the 4 inch pastry. Fold over, press edges, & prick top with a fork
Heat oil (1/2 inch deep) in a non stick skillet. Place pies into hot oil & fry until brown on one side. Turn & brown on other side. Turn only once.
For an easy pie, you can use canned biscuits in place of pastry dough. Roll out as instructed for pastry.