Lela’s Fried Peach Pies
6-7 ounces dried fruit (I used peaches, can use apples, apricots, or other dried fruit)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (optional, but I use it)
½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional, but I use it)Dough
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp salt
½ Cup shortening
½ Cup of milk (can add a little more if needed)
1. Place dried fruit in a pot and add water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until fruit is tender. Add other ingredients and mash together with a potato masher or fork. Set aside while dough is prepared.
2. In medium bowl, place flour and salt. Stir together. Cut in shortening with a long tined fork. Add in milk and stir until dough sticks together. Divide into ten portions. Roll each portion out on a floured surface into a five or six inch circle. Place two tablespoons of filling in each. Wet the edges and fold over, crimping with a fork.
3. Cook in oil which has been heated on medium heat, until browned on both sides, turning as needed. Remove to paper towel lined plate.
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