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Traditional Fried Pie Pastry

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“This is one of the standard pastry recipes our family has been using and passing down for many generations - I am sure anyone that has a family that loves fried pies will recognize this and love it!! Simply fill with your favorite filling(apricot is our favorite,but I hear a mix of apricot and peach is great).**cook time is chill time. Usually made with Our Family Fried Pies Our Family Fried Pies
1hr 15mins
12-15 pies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening (suggested to cut in half then add in the other half because it makes the pastry both tender and flaky)until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. Mix water and vinegar together,set aside.
  4. Add in water mixture, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Add a little more water if dough seems too dry; shape dough into a ball and chill at least 1 hour, until ready to use.
  6. Preferred filling Our Family's Fried Pies.
  7. Roll out a ball of pastry about the size of a golf ball.
  8. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of fruit filling on 1/2 of pastry circle leaving about a half inch edge.
  9. Fold over and seal with a fork.
  10. ***Pies may be frozen at this point.
  11. Fry frozen or thawed pies in a skillet of hot oil(preferred Crisco at 375 degrees in cast iron skillet) until golden brown.
  12. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  13. Can be eaten as is (preferred)or sprinkle with powdered sugar, lightly.
  14. Enjoy! ;).

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