Fried Peach Pies

5.0 from 1 reviews
Fried Peach Pies
 
Yields: 1 dozen hand pies
Ingredients
  • Dough:
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 tablespoons cold lard, diced
  • ½ cup ice water
  • Filling:
  • 4 large fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg Vegetable oil for frying
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle in ice water 1 tablespoon at a time. Blend with hands, working quickly.
  2. Divide dough in half, and shape into 2 disks. Wrap each in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until needed.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine peaches, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg for filling; cook over medium heat until peaches are tender, approximately 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 disk of dough to ⅛-inch thickness. Using a 4 ½-inch round cutter, cut out 6 rounds, and set aside. Repeat process with remaining dough, rerolling scraps only once.
  5. Place approximately 1 tablespoon peach filling in the center of each round. Fold rounds in half, pressing edges together with a fork or a pastry wheel to seal. Refrigerate pies for 1 hour.
  6. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with oil. Heat to 350° over medium heat. Fry chilled pies, no more than 3 at a time, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.
  7. Before serving, garnish with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

3 COMMENTS

  1. OMG…these are amazing. I rarely find tried and true recipes online but the filling just couldn’t be better. Honestly I used biscuits because I was in a hurry(and had 3 little girls helping me…granddaughters) but I WILL definitely try your pie crust as well because everything else in your recipe was perfect. Thank you! kin

      • Well, I have to tell you I RAVED about this recipe.Most of the recipes I found had dried fruit…preserves, whatever. This was absolutely perfect! It’s worth 10 stars! Thanks so much! Tomorrow I’m going to try the pies with Apple!…but I’ve gotta try a couple of peach again.

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