Peach Fried (or Baked) Pies

Recipe by winkki
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Filling
  • 2
    fresh peaches, sliced and diced into 1/2 inch cubes (no need to peel)
  • 34
    cup peach preserves
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dough
  • 3
    cups flour
  • 2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 12
    cup butter, cold,cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 34
    cup ice water
  • powdered sugar, for topping (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all filling ingredients; set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Add butter and work with pastry blender or hands until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  • Add ice water; mix lightly to form dough ball.
  • Divide dough into two equal parts.
  • Roll out each portion (on lightly floured board) to 1/16" thick (slightly thicker than a tortilla).
  • Cut dough out in 5" circles using cookie cutter, lid from 1Q plastic container, etc.
  • Each ball of dough should make 3 to 4 circles.
  • Place 1 Tbsp of filling in the center of each dough circle.
  • Fold dough in half over the filling.
  • Seal edges with a bit of water and crimp with fork.
  • Pour 3-4" of canola oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Heat on medium high until a scrap of dough sizzles and bubbles when dropped into oil.
  • Fry a couple of pies at a time, approx 2-3 min/side, until golden brown.
  • Remove to paper-towel lined plate, drain, and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Pies can also be baked in the oven:
  • Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper; preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Make an egg wash of 2 Tbsp water beaten together with 1 egg.
  • Place pies on the baking sheet and brush tops with egg wash.
  • Bake 15 min or until golden brown; sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
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