Fried Fruit Pies Recipe
- 12 ounces dried apricots
- water to cover
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (15 ounce) package frozen prepared pie crusts, thawed
- ½ cup vegetable oil for frying
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, for dusting
step 1: Place apricots in a saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain, reserving 5 tablespoons liquid.
step 2: Place apricots and reserved liquid in a food processor container fitted with steel blade. Process until smooth. Add sugar, butter, and cinnamon; process until blended.
step 3: Roll out one crust on lightly floured surface and cut it into six 4 inch squares. Place 1 tablespoon apricot filling in the center of each square. Fold each square in half diagonally to form a triangle. Press a fork dipped in flour onto the edges to seal, and poke tops to permit steam to escape. Repeat with remaining crust and apricot mixture.
step 4: Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Cook triangles, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; fry until the crust is golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.