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Fried Pies are delicious. Just delicious. They're a pocket sized version of the best desert in the world, second only to turkish delight.

Backstory: (Yes, there is always a backstory to my ibles) My Aunt Mabel (not really my aunt, but that's what everyone calls her) (95 and still kickin' baby), makes a load of these for family reunions, and everyone loves them. But, I wasn't able to contact Mabel, so I relied on my Step-Grandma, Bernice, who is just as good at making fried pies as the next person. So, I got her recipe, followed her instructions, and produced a result. BTW, all props for this Instructable go to her. Thank you Bernice.

This will make about six pies.
 
 
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Step 1: Making the filling.

The filling is regular apple pie filling. Like all other pies, you can use just about whatever filling hits your fancy. Cherries, peaches, pears, etc. Heck, you might even want to try a veggie pie. Whatever you want. This is a classic apple filling. I used golden apples, from Washington!

First: Stick all your filling ingredients into a pot.

Second: Turn your burner on medium high.

Third: Cook until the apples are soft. Make sure to keep stirring, that way it doesn't burn.

You have to cook the filling now, otherwise it will not cook when you fry it.

Set it aside while you make your crust, so it cools.

Step 2: Ingredients and other technical gadgetry, like pans.

We need two sets of ingredients, one for the filling, and one for the crust:

Filling - 3 cups of sliced apples (I used two golden apples)
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (your choice)
2 tablespoons of whole milk
2 tablespoons of butter

Crust - 3/4 cup of Crisco
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of icewater

You'll also need oil and a pan for frying, and two spatulas (for flipping)
fonzuzu3 years ago
omg i made these, they are soooo good. It was a big hit with my family. love it.
shizuirina4 years ago
could you please post the ingridients for the filling?
Doctor What (author)  shizuirina4 years ago
It's more of a "use your favorite pie filling".
startfresh5 years ago
Iam going to try this! Thanks!
bytowneboy6 years ago
Your claim that Turkish delight is delicious makes me wonder if there are other errors on this instructable. Joking, looks great.
Doctor What (author)  bytowneboy6 years ago
How can you not like turkish delight?! It is absolutely the best thing on earth!
I have never been so disappointed as the first time i tasted Turkish delight. I would not have betrayed my family for a mouthful of that... stuff. ... thought I wasn't living in wartime England with a scarce sugar supply. Hope you're well.
thats pretty awesome!
Doctor What (author)  thenear1send6 years ago
Thank you, don't forget to vote!
What the hell? That looks good. +5/5 stars.
+1 vote too.
Doctor What (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Yay! I love you! *Awkward*
Plasmana6 years ago
Also 5 star rating!
Doctor What (author)  Plasmana6 years ago
The same to yours!
Thank you!
Plasmana6 years ago
Mmmm! That looks real good! I could just take one out of the photo and eat it!!!
Phoghat6 years ago
I make something very similar. When they cool I make an icing for them: Confectioners sugar (enough for all your pies start off with about 4-5 tablespoonsful and just enough water to make a thick oozy liquid) You can add a flavor like a little grated lemon zest. Put the mess in a zip lock bag and seal Cut off a litt bit of the bottom corner of the bag to make a pipette Drizzle the goodness on the turnovers and let set. Enjoy
cazorp6 years ago
This looks like a great recipe and I can't wait to try it. Looks like my grandmother's pies!
hedgiehog6 years ago
wow that looks good! mmm fried pies. They look a little bit like a pot sticker
CaseyCase6 years ago
Makin' me hungry!