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Amish Fried Fruit Pies

Homemade Fried Pies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 36 pies


  • 5 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 c shortening softened
  • 2 lg eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 13-oz can evaporated milk
  • cups fruit filling of your choice
  • Shortening for frying


  • COMBINE the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients.
  • MIX the eggs and evaporated milk together in a separate bowl, then add to the shortening-flour mixture.
  • Mix with a fork just until it holds together.
  • Roll out rather thin, to about ⅛-inch thickness.
  • Cut out rounds using a 7-inch saucer or circle as a pattern, rerolling the dough as needed.
  • Put ½-cup fruit pie filling on one-half of the circle, leaving a bit of space clear around the edge. Be sure your filling is fairly thick and cold or it will run.
  • Fold over the circle and seal the edges well.
  • HEAT shortening in a deep pan to a depth of about 2 inches until very hot.
  • Deep-fry the pies until golden brown on both sides, 2 minutes per side.
  • Put onto a baking sheet or cooling rack to cool before serving.
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