Diane's StoryI have NEVER made this, at least not yet, but the recipe brings back wonderful memories of sitting around Gram's tiny kitchen eating her warm fried pies. I liked the peach ones best - she made those from dried peaches. You know, losing someone special to you is awful, but losing those recipes that are stored in her heart, is a special loss too. So, for my Gram, here you go! Her famous fried pie dough!
cold water until sticky
1Using a fork or a dough blender, combine flour and crisco, working into a cornmeal stage. Add enough cold water to make a sticky dough. Roll out in flour and roll into a square. I have no idea how many this makes.
This dough needs to be a tough dough, so you can fry it and it will hold together.
2Roll into squares, put fruit mixture in middle, fold and seal edges with a fork and drop into hot Crisco until nice and golden brown.
3Gram always used her iron skillet to make these. I remember peach, apple and raisin. Makes my mouth water just to think about them.
Deborah Ice icewoman56 - Mar 31, 2012
I will have to try this sounds really good.
Bernice Mosteller candychristmas - Apr 1, 2012
I'm going to try one day this week. I'm going try your coconut cream pie first! I will let you know how it turns out!!
Sue McGrory suemcgrory - Apr 1, 2012
Did she dust them with sugar or cinnamon/sugar when they were done?
Diane Springs DianeSprings - Apr 2, 2012
No...she didn't...but I'm sure that would be good! Her filling was so sweet that she didn't need more sugar on the outside. I'm going to have to try this...it's been way too long.
She used her little one serving cast iron skillet and would make her just one often. I am assuming she refrigerated the dough.
I wish she were here so I could quiz her. She'd love this site! :)