Most of the time on my Pinterest pins, I just happen to run across something online or something someone else has pinned that looks good and I'll pin it. But this time, I actually went looking for something in particular to pin. I was looking for a good old-fashioned fried apple pie recipe. And I found one! :)
We worked this past week gathering apples from our apple tree, peeling, coring, cutting them up, and drying them in our deyhdrator. After all that work, we wanted to reap the yummy benefits, so we set aside some time Saturday afternoon to make these old-fashioned fried apple pies from our dried apples.
I pinned Granny's Fried Apple Pies. These looked like the real deal. :)
And so we dove in.....Jason, Joy, Luke and me. And we made a mess! Working with flour and shortening and then frying in grease is never tidy, right? And from start to finish, we worked almost 4 hours. But then again, we didn't realize our recipe would make so many....we made 50 fried apple pies! Next time, we'll cut that recipe, make less at a time, and cut our preparation/cooking time.
But was it worth it? You bet! They are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.!
We started with 3 qt. bags of dried apples and followed this recipe. Almost exactly. First of all, we put too much water, so had to wait for them to cook down, which made ours really more like a thicker applesauce consistency rather than a little chunky. Next time we'll make sure we barely cover the apples. And then, of course, you need to keep tasting to make sure you get enough sugar. We also added cinnamon to our liking as well as brown sugar. Yummy!
Your turn! :) You can link your Pinterest project below! We'd love to see!
Have a wonderful week!
♥ Tammy ♥