Apricot and Peach Fried Pies

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(70)

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!

close up view of Apricot and Peach Fried Pies garnished with powdered sugar on a cooling rack
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Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup milk

Filling:

  • 8 ounces dried apricots

  • 1 (6 ounce) package dried peaches

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • water to cover

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 132mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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