I don't know why I got this hair brained idea to make fried pies.
I remember the ones mother use to make were so good. I bought me
a can of apple pie filling ( I know she didn't use that). I don't know
if she used regular pie crust recipe or one especially for fried pies.
I looked in my recipe books and found one for fried pies. I know there
is a lot that I don't know about cooking but I knew that when it had
5 cups of flour, 1 cup of condensed milk and 2 eggs that I didn't
need that much. I made half the recipe and that was too much. I
finally got all that mixed up and by the time I rolled it out and
used a saucer to make my circles I had the beginnings of a mess..
The mess grew when I started putting the apple pie filling on the
crust. I did the best I could, folded it over and sealed the sides good
( I thought) Finally, with flour all over the counter mixed with sweet
pie filling I started frying them. That is when the pie filling started
oozing out in the hot oil..it got brown and burned. I didn't know if
we were even going to be able to eat them. I told Leland he didn't
have to tell me they were good and he didn't have to eat them.
I was surprised that they did taste pretty good. This is one of those
things that I can say "been there, done that." If I have a craving
for fried pies again there is a neat little shop in Van Alstyne that
is called SWEETIE PIES and they are delicious. After my
experience I know why they charge $3.00 per small pie.