Mmm…fried pies

Mrs J was waxing nostalgic yesterday about those fried pies she learned to make in her home ec class in high school.  She made them for me once that I can remember-long time ago.  Soon she was digging through her drawer full of scraps and clippings and found the recipe for the pie dough:

3 T butter

3 T shortening

1/2 t salt

1/2 t baking powder

1-1/2 C flour

3 T plus 2 t ice water

Blend together, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Next day, let the dough come to room temperature and roll into rough circles, make a final cut with a jar lid or similar as a guide  The lid we used measured 4-1/2″, and we ended up with eight pies.  Spoon in your filling and fold over, press the edges with a fork to seal the seam. Next, immerse the pie into a bowl of milk, or brush milk onto them, then plop them into 350 degree oil for 5 or 6 minutes or until they are golden brown.  Mix powdered sugar with a bit of water to make a thin paste to brush on for icing.

Mrs J used canned cherry pie filling for these, they came out great!

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