Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 54 ~

Gosh, has it been a week since I posted?  Sure doesn't seem like it.  I'll try to do better this week!  Here it is time already again for Pinned it Made it Monday!

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.  :)


Granny’s Fried Apple Pies
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Delicious, old-fashioned fried apple pies, made the way Granny used to make them.
Serves: About 30 pies
  • 4 bags (6 oz) dried apples
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 heaping cups self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup Crisco shortening
  • 1½ – 2 cups ice water
  • Additional flour for mixing dough
  • 2 cups Crisco shortening
For apples:
  1. Put apples in a large pot or Dutch oven and add enough water to almost cover.
  2. Stir in two cups sugar.
  3. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat down just a little so apples continue to simmer.
  5. Break up apples with spoon as they cook.
  6. Cook until apples are tender and juicy, stirring frequently. You may need to add more water as they cook. Do not allow the apples to get dry.
  7. Remove apples from heat and allow to cool.
For dough:
  1. Start with 4 heaping cups of self-rising flour and cut in ¾ cup Crisco shortening with a fork or your fingers. Mix well until shortening is fully incorporated into the flour.
  2. Add 1½ cups of ice water to flour, and add additional ice water as needed to get all the dry flour mixed in. Mix with a fork until dough is sticky.
  3. Dip hands in flour and sprinkle additional flour onto dough so that you can knead it. Use additional flour as needed to be able to knead the dough until smooth and non-sticky.
  4. Pinch off pieces of dough to make balls slightly smaller than ping pong balls.
  5. Roll each ball out until thin.
  6. Add a heaping spoonful or two of apples to one side of rolled dough. After the first couple, you will learn exactly how much apples to place on the dough. If you put too much, the dough will not cover without tearing.
  7. Dip your finger in water and rub around the edges of the dough where the apples are.
  8. Carefully fold the dough over and press the edges together lightly to seal.
  9. Using a fork, crimp the edges to fully seal.
  10. Once all the pies are ready, add about ½ cup Crisco shortening to a large skillet and heat on medium-high.
  11. Once the grease is hot enough to sizzle from a drop of water, carefully lay two or three pies in the skillet.
  12. Cook about a minute to a minute and half on each side until they are golden brown.
  13. Lay pies on a large platter lined with paper towels and serve immediately.
  14. Pies will keep for a few days but are best eaten within two days.

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 ♥


Anonymous said...

One of my favorite fall treats - fried apple pies. We were at the local orchard today. A couple more weeks and Jonagolds will be in!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh those are seriously yummy looking. My hubs would love them. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Holly said...

Oooohhh. I love fried apple pies. Those look delicious!

Heather Wise said...

Awwww. I gotta not read these food posts in the morning!!!!! Yummo!

Hey, why do you use dried apples and not fresh ones? I am not a very good cook. I have my special things. I wish hand pies were my special thing! Awww.

Thank you for the recipe!

Love and hugs! Heather

Primitive Stars said...

Ahh girl, my mouth is watering, me loves me apple pies, Blessings Francine.

arkie said...

Love your posts! I have made so many fried pies in the past. Love them to! These are great put in the freezer! Just thaw and cook when you want one! I've never made them with self rising flour though. May have to try that. Loved the Milk post you did. My grandson loved it so much. We did it 3 times using different color combinations. Thanks!

Raggedy Creations said...

Ummm sound so yummy. Here in central Pa they call them moon pies. So nice your family all worked together to make them.


Patty Sumner said...

My Mother-in-law makes great dried apple pies...She always makes them during the holidays...She is 87 and just put away apples for the freezer (making all of us 6 bags each) and drying apples for her pies.. What a wonderful tradition to pass on with your children.. Blessings!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

YUM! These look delicious. Our trees are loaded with apples and soon we will be harvesting them. I think I just may give these a try.

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious! Apple season is almost here:)

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