Wednesday, June 17, 2009

True Blood Recipes: Big John's Fried Apple Pies

You can also just serve fried apples, they are great for breakfast.


3 med. Golden Delicious apples
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. Crisco
1/3 to 1/2 c. milk
Vegetable oil for frying

Peel, core and cut each apple into 1/2 inch cubes. In 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir in apples until moistened. Cover and cook apples over low heat until tender and bubbly, about 20 minutes, stirring to keep from sticking. Remove from heat and cool at room temperature 1 hour and refrigerate.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Gradually stir in enough milk while mixing with fork until dough forms a ball. Form ball, flatten and wrap in plastic, chill 30 minutes.
Cut dough into 16 pieces. Shape each into ball. With floured rolling pin on floured surface, roll each piece to a 4 1/2 inch circle. Put a tablespoon of filling in center of each circle. Moisten edge of dough with milk. Fold dough in half to form semi-circle. Press curved edge with top of floured fork to seal, other side too. Fry in deep fryer in 375 degree oil about 1 minute, 2 or 3 at a time. Drain on paper towel. Yields: 16 pies.

1). If you do not want to fry your pies, they may be baked on lightly greased baking sheets at 425° (220° C) for 12 minutes.

2). 1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts may be used instead of making the pie dough from scratch, or you can also substitute with ready-made store bought refrigerated biscuit dough.

3). Coarsely chopped nuts, such as pecans, can be mixed in with the fruit pie filling giving these fried pies an extra crunch.


Rose said...

Sounds yummy! You can save time by buying a jar of fried apple filling at the nearest Cracker Barrel restaurant. Seriously.