Nannie's Fried Apple Pies


For the dough:

2 C. self rising flour
1 T. white sugar
1/4 C. lard or shortening

For the filling:

6 oz. dried apples
1 C. white sugar
veg. oil for frying


In a mixing bowl combine the flour and sugar, cut in the lard using a pastry blender or 2 forks until crumbly. Add in just enough milk to form a dough. Knead just a bit, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour. Meanwhile, put the dried apples in a pot and cover with water. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the apples are nice and tender and can be broken down with a fork. Add more water, if needed, to keep them from sticking and burning on the bottom. Once tender, remove from heat.

Take half of the dough and place it on a good floured surface. Using your hands press it out to a disk like shape then use a dough roller and roll it very thin. Use a saucer or a 5" cookie cutter and cut the dough into rounds. Continue this until you have all the rounds that the dough will make. Take each round and place 2 spoonful's of the apple filling on the lower half. Fold the top half over and with a floured fork pinch around the edge to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Heat 1/2" oil to 300 degrees in a large skillet (I used Nannies electric skillet). Place a few in the oil and fry until nice and golden on one side, flip and do the same with the other. Drain on a paper sack. Repeat with remaining pies. Makes approx. 8-10 pies.

Recipe From Janet's Appalachian Kitchen 

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