August 19, 2010

Fried apple pies

December, 1985

By: Rock Ridge Baptist Church as prepared for the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College the last Saturday in October each year. They hand out a printed sheet with this recipe on it with the purchase of delicious fried pies.

Pie Crust:

4 cups flour (plain)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shortening

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl. Take out 2/3 of this mixture and mix it with 1/2 cup of milk to form a paste. Add the shortening to remaining flour (3 1/3 cups) and blend until pieces are the size of small peas.

Add flour paste and shortening flour mixture. Mix well until dough comes together and can be shaped into a ball. Roll out crusts 1/8 inch thick. Makes 5 pies. Use more liquid if you desire softer dough.

Pie Filling:

6 cups dried apples
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons allspice
3 1/2 cups sugar

Mix all ingredients together in large sauce pan or kettle. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Cool overnight before making pies.

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