Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Peach Fried Pies!

Hubby has been trying to get me to make these for 35 years.  Well today I broke down and made him some.  

Took some time and made a mess but well worth it.

These are so good!!!!  

Words cannot describe them....... 

So if you like Peaches and have a little time you really need to try these.

Peach Fried Pies

1 (8 ounce) package dried peaches, chopped
3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine peaches and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 40 minutes, adding water if necessary.  Drain well.  Stir in sugar, raisins, butter and nutmeg, mixing well.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoons vinegar

Combine flour, soda, salt and nutmeg.  Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle water and vinegar evenly over surface.  Stir with a fork until a ball.

Divide pastry evenly into 8 pieces; roll each portion into a 6 inch circle.  Place about 3 tablespoons peach mixture on half of each circle.  Moisten edges of circles with water.  Fold circle in half; press edges together with a fork dipped in flour.

Heat 3/4 inch oil to 375 degrees in a cast iron skillet.  cook pies until golden, turning once.  Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar.

I promise you these are worth the time and mess.  

Remember to always smile when baking and wearing one of my "Mimi's Magic Aprons"