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Lela’s Fried Peach Pies



  • 6-7 ounces dried fruit I used peaches, can use apples, apricots, or other dried fruit
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice optional, but I use it
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional, but I use it


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup shortening
  • 1/2 Cup of milk can add a little more if needed


  • Place dried fruit in a pot and add water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until fruit is tender. Add other ingredients and mash together with a potato masher or fork. Set aside while dough is prepared.
  • In medium bowl, place flour and salt. Stir together. Cut in shortening with a long tined fork. Add in milk and stir until dough sticks together. Divide into ten portions. Roll each portion out on a floured surface into a five or six inch circle. Place two tablespoons of filling in each. Wet the edges and fold over, crimping with a fork.
  • Cook in oil which has been heated on medium heat, until browned on both sides, turning as needed. Remove to paper towel lined plate.