Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fried Peach Pies

I am way behind on my blog because of school, and I was planning on posting these a month ago during general conference because thats the only time we make these. And also, as a side note, yesterday was 11-11-11! These would be really good with some cinnamon added for flavor. These are basically huge fruit potstickers. The inspiration came from these fried pies which use dried fruit. The crust is from the original recipe.

To make the dough:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  1.  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 13 6-inch circles. Set aside. 
To make the filling:
  • 1 jar of peaches and juice
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • sugar to taste
  • cinnamon (I've never actually used cinnamon in this recipe, but it sounds like it would be good)
Mix everything together over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Cook until the mixture thickens
  1. Place 2 cups oil in a 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.
  2. Fry a few pies at a time in hot oil, browning on both sides. Drain pies on paper towels. 
Our counter-top is not really blue. That would be weird. Its just the photo.
You can use any filling for these.  We even made pizza ones, and they tasted great! We didn't have any pepperoni, so it was just sauce and cheese (they really needed salt). I just about choked on stingy cheese.

They Taste Great! Just make sure to add salt to the pizza ones.

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