Old Fashion Fried Pies


Fried pies go back many many years, It always brings up such sweet memories of times gone by. My husband and I had a little country bakery for several years. We made 100’s and 100’s of fried pies and heard so many great stories of mothers and grandmothers that had made for them fried pies.

Fried pies are dessert pastries that are similar to a pie or turnover, except that they are smaller and fried. The fruit filling is actually wrapped in the dough  and ever so good.

If you haven’t had one you really need to try it for it is a special kind of pie.


This is just a few of what we made. It is time consuming  and gets messy, but so worth in the end.


We also worked the Farmers Market, and some other events. We did stay pretty busy during the summer.


My husband and I did have fun while we worked, most of the time!!!!


Fried Pies

For the Crust

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder.

1 egg slightly beaten

1/2 tsp. salt

1tbsp. sugar

1 /2 cup Crisco

7 1/2 oz. evaporated milk or little more for moderated dough ( you don’t want your dough sticky)

Cut you shortening into your flour, mix milk and eggs together and add to flour, stir with a fork to mix together,just until dough comes together, Let rest for about 15 min. and then you are ready to roll yur dough out. Roll dough thin because it will rise in frying.

I use dried fruits in most all my pies, some I use pie filling if I don’t have fresh fruits. All should be cooked into a pie filling stage and cool before try to fry, Hot fruits will melt the dough.

Cut you dough in a circle I use a bowl to cut mine, my mom and grandma, used a saucer and a knife to cut theirs.

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