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Fried Apple or Peach Pies

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried apples or dried peaches
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice
  • 1 can jumbo refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

How to Make Fried Apple or Peach Pies

Step 1: Prepare the Fruit Mixture

  1. In a saucepan, combine the dried apples or peaches with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the fruit is tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool, mashing slightly if the pieces are large.
  4. Stir in sugar and butter; set the mixture aside.

Step 2: For Fresh Apples (if using)

  1. If using fresh apples, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan.
  2. Add 4 peeled, cored, and chopped apples, along with sugar, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  4. Remove from heat, mash slightly, and let cool.

Step 3: Assemble the Pies

  1. Roll each biscuit into a 5-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  2. Place about 1 tablespoon of the fruit mixture on half of each biscuit circle.
  3. Dip your fingers in water and moisten the edges of the circles to seal the pies.
  4. Fold the biscuit in half, ensuring the edges are even.
  5. Press the edges firmly together with a fork dipped in flour to seal.

Step 4: Fry the Pies

  1. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch into a heavy skillet, or use a deep fryer.
  2. Fry the pies in hot oil (370°F) over medium-high heat until golden, turning once.
  3. Ensure the biscuit is cooked completely through without rushing.

Step 5: Drain and Serve

  1. Drain the pies well on paper towels.
  2. This recipe should make about 10 pies.

Recipe Notes

  • Ensure you get a good seal at the edge and avoid poking holes as you move the pies around.
  • Fry at the correct temperature to ensure the inside is fully cooked.
  • Enjoy the most delicious fried apple or peach pies you’ve ever tasted!
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