We can't go more than a few months without talking about "fried pies" on Amish365.com These snack staples are just too irresistible to leave alone and are super popular in Amish kitchens. I've seen many different versions. This was was a fry pie I picked up at Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio. On a fried pie scale of 1 - 10, I'd give it about a 7. It was good, but definitely not the best I've had. The best involve a dripping glaze, thick real fruit crimped inside a crispy sleeve of crust. YUM. This is a picture of my fried pie. These pies are very popular in Amish kitchens, but they almost seem more popular sold in Amish bakeries than just the average Amish homemaker making them for her kids. I'm not saying they don't, but they definitely seem to be more prevalent in bakeries. This recipes came to me from a Mennonite woman and it's an easier twist on the sometimes laborious fry pie. You can use a tube of store-bought biscuits for the "crust" and dried fruit for the filling. So if you're really busy but still want an Amish-style fried pie, this is the route I'd go!
- 6-7 ounces dried fruit, any kind
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 12 flaky biscuits
- Place dried fruit in a saucepan and add water.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until fruit is tender.
- Add other ingredients and mash together with a potato masher or fork.
- Set aside while dough is prepared.
- Roll each biscuit out on a floured surface into a five or six inch circle.
- Place two tablespoons of filling in each.
- Wet the edges and fold over, crimping with a fork.
- Cook in oil which has been heated on medium heat, until browned on both sides, turning as needed.
- Remove to paper towel lined plate.
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