8 ounces dried apples or dried peaches
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 tsp. cinnamon or apple pie spice
1 can jumbo refrigerated flaky biscuits
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Prepare the Filling:
In a saucepan, combine dried apples or peaches with water. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Mash slightly if the pieces are large.
Stir in sugar and butter. Set aside.
If using fresh apples: Melt 2 TBS of butter in a large sauté pan. Add 4 peeled, cored, and chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until apples soften. Remove from heat, mash slightly, and let it cool.
Form the Pies:
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each biscuit into a 5-inch circle. Place about 1 tablespoon of apple or peach mixture on one half of each circle.
Moisten the edges of the circles using dipped fingers in water. Fold the biscuit over the filling, making sure edges align. Press edges firmly using a fork dipped in flour to create a seal.
Heat vegetable oil (about 1/2 inch depth) in a heavy skillet or use a deep fryer. The oil should be heated to about 370°F.
Fry the pies until golden, turning once. Ensure you fry them slowly to cook the biscuit thoroughly.
Once golden brown, remove and drain on paper towels.
Recipe Yields: 10 pies
Ensure a tight seal on the pies to prevent leaks during frying.
Avoid poking holes in the pies and frying them too quickly; this ensures the interior cooks well.
Serve and enjoy a scrumptious homemade fried apple or peach pie!