Peach Fried Pies

Cecelia Huddleston

By
@Cecelia26

My Grandmother always used dried fruit for the filling. Since I couldn't find the dried fruit at the supermarket, I decided to used canned peaches. Fortunately, it worked out well.


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Serves:

12-14

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 (29 ounce) can sliced peaches
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
Dough
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1 stick butter, softened
1 1/4 cups evaporated milk

POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk or cream
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

CINNAMON CHIP GLAZE

1 cup cinnamon chips
1 tablespoon shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain the peaches, reserving the syrup. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the peaches; set aside. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the reserved syrup; mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened. Add the butter and lemon juice; then the peaches. Refrigerate until the filling is chilled or overnight.
2
Dough: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in butter. Add the milk and stir until a soft dough forms.
3
The dough can be made into balls and then rolled out on a floured surface to make 5-6" circles. Also, on a floured surface, the dough can be rolled out to 1/8" thick and then cut out 5-6" circles. (My Grandmother used a saucer to cut out the circles).
4
Spoon 2 generous tablespoons of filling in the center of the dough, fold and crimp the edges. Be sure the edges are sealed so the filling won't leak. Fill a heavy skillet with about an inch of oil and heat to 360 degrees. Place two or three pies in the hot oil; but do not overcrowd it. Fry until golden brown on each side. Drain the pies on paper towels. Place warm pies on wire rack and glaze.
5
Combine powdered sugar, milk and almond extract. Drizzle over warm pies. Then combine cinnamon chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the mixture stirring at 15 second intervals. Drizzle over the powdered sugar glaze, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American