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    Southern Fried Pies

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    List of Ingredients

    2-1/2 Cups Flour
    1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
    1 Tablespoon Sugar
    1 Teaspoon Salt
    1/3 Cup Shortening
    1 Egg, Beaten
    1 {6-1/2- ounce} Can Evaporated Milk
    Oil for Frying

    1 Cup dried fruit, {apple, peaches, apricots, figs,prunes} per recipe
    2 Cups Water
    Sugar to Taste
    Spices to taste:Cinnamon,Nutmeg, Cloves,Allspice


    Sift together dry crust ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or two knives. Mix egg with milk and add to dry mixture to make a stiff dough.Chill for at least 24 hours. Roll dough out to1/8-inch thickness and cut into 3-or 4-inch circles.

    To make filling, combine dried fruit with water in a saucepan.Bring to a boil, reduce heat.Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until fruit is tender and water is absorbed.Combine fruit with sugar and spices to taste. Mix well.

    Place 2 tablespoons of cooked fruit off center on each dough circle. Fold over and press edges together with a fork and prick on both sides with fork to vent. Fry in medium hot oil until golden brown. Drain. Makes about 24 pies.

    Per serving: 151 calories, 8 grams fat {46 percent calories from fat}, 11 milligrams cholesterol,2 grams carbohydrate,162 milligrams sodium.
    From "Miss Daisy Celebrates Tennessee"




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