Bernice's StoryThese are great little apple pies, & you can change the fruit to a different filling, I have made peach,blueberry, sweet potato, & pumpkin. They are really great.
pot of cooked apples
sugar to your taste
spices ( cinnamon, cloves, apple pie spice) to your taste
peanut oil for frying.
1You can use dried fruit or fresh apples. You use your own judgement on how many apples to cook, to how many pies you want to make.
2I peel,core,& slice my apples. Put them in a sauce pan with very little water & cook slowly. The apples will make some juice their self. If you get too much liquid you can add a little cornstarch to the sugar to thicken. DON"T ADD The sugar until the apples has cooked.
3Take off the heat and let it get cooled off. You don't want it to be warm, it will mess the dough up.
4Sometimes I make my on crust, but most of the time I just use can biscuits. I get the store brand, they work best. DON"T get the buttermilk biscuits, get the home style. The name brand usually has kosher salt, it will make little holes in the crust when you fry them. So the store works best.
5Flour you pastry sheet, put a biscuit on it and roll out as if you're make a crust.Dampen the edge of the dough so it will seal off better. Place about 1 1/2 teaspoon of filling in the middle. It really depends on how much you roll the crust. You don't want it thick or too thin to tear when you're frying them. Dampen edge with water using your finger tip.
7I use an electric skillet with peanut oil. Lay your pie in the skillet when you think the oil is hot enough. When you lay the pie in, it should start to sizzle around the edges. Fry it until golden brown, turn & fry on the other side.
8I usually have my skillet temp. around 300 degrees, but the temp can vary on different skillet, just keep a close eye, & don't burn them.
About this Recipe
Patsy Weaver loveisalive65 - Apr 30, 2012
I have made these just like this for years and love them. My favorites are peach and apple. Thanks for posting.
Bernice Mosteller candychristmas - Apr 30, 2012
You're welcome. You cannot stop at eating just one.
Debby Nelson annazzassi - Apr 30, 2012
My mother used to make these and I could not find her recipe - these sound like hers. She would not make them often because they took awhile to make and my father would sit and eat almost every one in one sitting. I sure do miss those two. Thank you so much for sharing and for the unexpected memory. I will give them a try.
Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Apr 30, 2012
These remind me of the Half-Moon Pies my grandmother would always make us but she made them out of homemade applebutter! Sometimes she would put raisins in them. I loved them and have not had any since she passed away 24 years ago!!!!!!!! They were the best! Thanks for the memory!