Have I told you lately how thankful I am for all of you?
And let me just say that each and every one of you are a peach :)
Speaking of a peach. . .Diane from Lavender Dreams
shared some fried peach pies on her blog this week.
Well, she didn't actually share them with her readers,
but she did share a tasty looking photo that had my mouth watering - thanks Diane!
I have never had fried peach pies - am I the only one in the dark?
I decided to change that and whipped up some fried peach pies that very night.
Oh boy. . .I can't believe I have been missing out on these for so long!
If you are like me and have never had fried peach pies
than I suggest you make some. . .now! :)
I couldn't find a recipe online that I liked
so I decided to mix my peaches with ingredients that I enjoy.
Let me share with you. . .
- Peach filling -
2 large peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves (optional)
1 - 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon water
In a medium saucepan, add the peaches and mash with a fork.
Add all of the other ingredients and cook over medium heat for 7 - 10 minutes,
or until bubbly and thick.
Set aside and cool.
- Pie Crust -
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
4 -5 tablespoons water
In a medium bowl stir together flour, salt, and sugar.
Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.
Slowly add the water and gently mix with a fork.
Roll the pie dough out on a floured surface.
Cut out 6-inch circles (I used a salad bowl).
Repeat this process until the dough is used up - I got 6 circles.
Spoon the peach mixture onto the circles (don't fill it too full),
fold the circle in half and seal the edges with a fork-
if the dough is sticky dip the edge of the fork into cold water before pressing the dough together.
Heat up 1/2 cup vegetable shortening in a skillet, add the hand pies
and fry on each side for 3 - 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
Place on paper towels and gently dab at the grease
then transfer to another plate and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Enjoy the sweet taste of peaches in these delicious fried pies.
Visit Diane's blog and see her yummy fried pies that inspired me :)
Have a delightful day, dear friends!
Sweet as a peach. . .
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