Peach Fried Pies

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By Dave
July 7, 2022
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Little fried pies are a thing in Texas. They can be found at sporting events, county fairs and even some food trucks. They are easy to make and can be filled with just about any pie filling.

Peaches were in season when I filmed the video so peach fried pies are on the menu. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe by Lisa Fain in her book, The Homesick Texan. Lisa made them with apples and I made them with peaches.

Make the Crust

Start by making the crust. Stir the salt and flour together and then blend in the lard using a pastry cutter. At this stage, it will never come together and look like dough. Instead, it will look like clumps of flour. When it gets to that stage, start adding the ice cold water a little at a time until it is moist enough to hold together. Kneed the dough by hand, form it into a ball, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for an hour. The dough must be cold to actually make the peach fried pies.

Cut the Lard into the Flour Using a Pastry Cutter
Cut the Lard into the Flour Using a Pastry Cutter

Prepare the Filling

Peel, skin and pit the peaches. Oh sure, I suppose you could cut corners and buy a can of peach pie filling, but this wasn’t that hard. Buy extra peaches because there is a bit a waste as you remove the pits. Add all of the filling ingredients to a cast iron skillet and sauté until the peaches have softened, about 5 minutes. Remove it from the heat and let it cool. Do not try to make the peach fried pies with hot filling, it will just ruin the dough and make a big mess.

Sauté the Peaches Until Softened
Sauté the Peaches Until Softened

Make the Pies

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and flatten it with a few good thumps from your fist. Then roll it out to a thickness of about 1/8″. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out circles 4 to 6″ in diameter. A 4″ pie is little. That is what I made in the video. I suggest 5″ or 6″.

Cut the Rolled Out Dough into Circles
Cut the Rolled Out Dough into Circles

Moisten the edge of each circle with a little bit of water. Brush it around the outer 1/2″ then place 1-2 teaspoons of filling to the center of each dough circle. Fold it in half, press down along the edge to seal, then press the tines of a fork down along the entire seal. It’s OK if a little filling leaks out. Just use a little less in the next pie.

Fold the Dough in Half and Press to Seal
Fold the Dough in Half and Press to Seal
Press a Fork Down Along the Sealed Edge
Press a Fork Down Along the Sealed Edge

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet to 350˚F. Carefully drop each pie into the hot oil, just don’t crowd them. It’s better to do multiple batches than crowd them and have them stick together. Cook for 1 minute, turn them over and cook for another minute. Remove with a spider and drain on paper towels.

Cook for One Minute Per Side
Cook for One Minute Per Side

Dust them with powdered sugar and serve.

Peach Fried Pies
Peach Fried Pies

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Peach Fried Pies

Peach Fried Pies

5 from 1 vote
Peach fried pies are bite-sized handheld little pies that are easy to make and kids love them. Give them a try! This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe by Lisa Fain in her book, The Homesick Texan. Lisa made them with apples and I made them with peaches.
Servings 6 Servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 2 cups flour all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup lard chilled
  • 1/4 cup water ice cold

Filling

  • 4 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 cups peaches fresh, pealed and pitted
  • 1 tbs flour all purpose
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Frying

  • 4 cups canola oil

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Mix the flour and salt together. Add the lard using a pastry cutter. When clumps have formed, add the cold water a tablespoon at a time until the dough is moist enough to hold together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
    Cut the Lard into the Flour Using a Pastry Cutter

Fried Pies

  • Mix all of the filling ingredients together in a large skillet. Heat over low heat until the peaches are soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    Sauté the Peaches Until Softened
  • Flatten the chilled crust then roll it with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1/8". Cut out 4-5" diameter circles. Gather the leftover scraps and roll them out to 1/*" and cut more circles.
    Gather Up the Scrap Dough and Roll it Out Again
  • Moisten the edge of a dough circle with a little water on your finger.
    Spread a Little Water Around the Edge with Your Fingertip
  • Add 1-2 tsp of filling to the center of the circle. Fold it over and press gently to seal. Then use a fork to seal around the edge again.
    Press a Fork Down Along the Sealed Edge
  • Heat 1" of canola oil in a cast iron skillet to 350˚F. Use a slotted spoon to gently lower each pie into the hot oil. Cook for 1 minute then turn over and cook the other side for another minute. Remove the pies from the hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels for few minutes.
    Cook the Peach Fried Pies in One Inch of Hot Oil
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
    Peach Fried Pies

Video

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 1578kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 157gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 42gMonounsaturated Fat: 97gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 397mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 551IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 1578kcal
Cost: $8
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried pie, peach fried pie, peach pie

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