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       Title: Little Fried Pies
  Categories: Pies
       Yield: 12 servings
       4 c  Dried apples or peaches
       2 c  Water
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
            Fried pie pastry
            Segetable oil
            Fried pie pastry:
       3 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Shortening
       1    Egg; beaten
     1/4 c  Water
       1 ts Vinegar
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 0:20
   Combine apples and water in a large saucepan; bring to a
   boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 30 minutes or
   until tender.  Cool; mash slightly, if necessary.  Stir in
   1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon, and set aside. Divide pastry
   into thirds; roll each portion to 1/4-inch thickness on
   waxed paper.  Cut into 5-inch circles. Place about 2
   tablespoons apple mixture on half of each pastry circle.
   To seal pies, dip fingers in water, and moisten edges of
   pastry circles; fold circles in half, making sure edges are
   even.  Press edges of filled pastry firmly together using a
   fork dipped in flour. Heat 1/2 inch of oil to 375 degrees
   in a large skillet.  Fry pies until golden brown on both
   sides, turning once. Drain well on paper towels.  Sprinkle
   with sugar while warm.  Yield:  1 dozen.
   FRIED PIE PASTRY Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening
   with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
   Combine egg and water; sprinkle over flour mixture. Add
   vinegar, and lightly stir with a fork until dry ingredients
   are moistened.  Shape into a ball.  Wrap pastry in waxed
   paper; chill at least 1 hour.  Yield:  pastry for about 1
   dozen 5-inch pies.