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Old 03/28/12, 08:50 AM
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Arbuckle Mountain Original Fried Pies

Why have fried pies been kept a secret from me! On our way home from Texas yesterday, I got to sample some of the most delicious food on this earth. The Arbuckle Mountains and the fried pie shop are going to be a mandatory pit stop for us - in both directions - every time we go visiting to Texas! yummmmm!

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Careful, moderation you know. Thanks for sharing. Don't know about apricot but PEACH, OH BOY....James

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Probly cause o' whare ye live. Down here in God's country, the Heart of Dixie, both of my grandmothers made all kinds of fried pies, apple, peach, pear, and chocolate most ever week a couple times a week. Mother didn't make um quite so often.

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when i was a kid my granny and her sister made fried pies and sold them for a dime a piece! she couldn't keep enough of them. they made raisin, cherry, pineapple, peach...you name it. sure do miss them and my granny, too! wish i knew her secret recipe!

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Never had an apricot fried pie, but my Grandmother made the best apple and peach fried pies.

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Well now you started it (sitting here having an apple sauce donut and a cup of hot cocoa) Grandma always had a lot of extra eggs. She would make Egg custard fried pies. OH MAN were those good....James

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Probly cause o' whare ye live. Down here in God's country, the Heart of Dixie, both of my grandmothers made all kinds of fried pies, apple, peach, pear, and chocolate most ever week a couple times a week. Mother didn't make um quite so often.
Mine, too. Sometimes we could talk Mama into making us some for breakfast--these she baked instead of fried. When Mama died last June, I inherited her big jar of dried apples. Bittersweet to eat them & think of her.

Poor Cabin Fever--it's the result of being a yankee. Wish you could have one of Mama's straight from the frying pan with some powdered sugar sprinkled on it.
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LOVE me some Apricot Fried Pies!!

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Old 03/29/12, 08:22 AM
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Well heck. Now I need to go make some. So much for sitting on my behind today.
I'm thinking, Apple, and peach!
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Old 03/29/12, 09:28 AM
 
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The deep fried pies are so good, but I love and miss the apple stack cakes that everyone used to serve.

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Recipes?....anyone? Don't think I've ever had a fried pie. Looks like they are cut in a circle with filling placed in the center and then folded over crimping the edges. That part I can figure out but the ingredients not.

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Old 03/29/12, 09:37 AM
 
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Love fried apple pie. My mom made great ones. They were a staple in my family. Shows you can take the girl out of Kentucky but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl.

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Any pastry recipe will work. Its' simply flour, shortening/butter/lard (you pick) and water. (Edited to add a pinch of salt) Rolled out, cut in circles, filled with whatever your heart desires (jam/preserves/cooked up dried apples/left over sweet potatoes or even meat/potato mixtures) and fried till brown in a good cast iron skillet.

Poor Cabin fever... we didn't realize you had been so deprived or we surely would have shared by now.

and yes, now you've gone and done it... must run make some for lunch.

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Thanks Dawn. Another two questions...what kind of oil for frying and are they deep fried? Since they sound so delicious, I'm going to try making them soon.

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Mom used lard we rendered from the pig killings to fry the pies in a cast iron skillet. It's difficult to come by this lard nowadays.

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They are so easy to make - called DH and told him to make me up some savory meat filling and grab a couple of jars of fruit sauce of his choice (he grabbed peach and cherry) and I'll make some for supper when I get home.

I have premixed pie crust (home made) so whipping up something like this takes almost no time.

I prefer mine pan fried over deep fried. Sometimes I'll make up a few dozen and put them in the freezer. I like to heat them up, but DH prefers to eat them as a frozen snack.

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I dip them in milk before frying, sort of a quick dip; I think that is to prevent the flour
adhering to the pastry from burning in the oil. Probably helps to seal the edges also.

Yes, we love our fried pies. Try blueberry!

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The lady that showed me how to make them told me. . .

The dough has a little less shortening than pie dough.

She said "about like biscuit dough."

We fry them in whatever fat or oil we have handy, usually Crisco.

Wild fresh blueberries with a little sugar and a little less flour.

The blueberries we have here are really juicy.

These are awesome to make when camping or on a fishing boat!

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Grandma uses canned biscuits for the crust.

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Interesting that you posted this CF, we dropped one of our son's off at the bus station in Lebanon a few days ago (he works out of KC as a truck driver) and right across the road was the old Wrinks Market that had recently reopened. We decided to take a tour and they sell Arbuckles fried pies and Ariposa coffee and man they are indeed good.

Here is a link to the market...at least we can buy a fried pie close by...what are you going to do? HAHAHA

» A new wrinkle on Wrink’s Market Route 66 News

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Oh my gosh, my Friends went to Texas and brought (alot) of those home... they are so good....

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Oh my! I am deprived too! I guess that's what I get from growing up in the north They sure look and sound delicious!

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My Aunt Annie used to make them (peach and apple) for our family reunions when I was a kid, I looked forward to those every year! Now I only have them when I'm in GA with my girlfriends....just cannot be eating fried pies on a regular basis.

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My Granny made mini cinnamon apple ones for breakfast!!

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Interesting that you posted this CF, we dropped one of our son's off at the bus station in Lebanon a few days ago (he works out of KC as a truck driver) and right across the road was the old Wrinks Market that had recently reopened. We decided to take a tour and they sell Arbuckles fried pies and Ariposa coffee and man they are indeed good.

Here is a link to the market...at least we can buy a fried pie close by...what are you going to do? HAHAHA

» A new wrinkle on Wrink’s Market Route 66 News
Ya know, if I had a Time Machine, I would so want to go back to the 1940/50s and travel Route 66 from start to finish.
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Ya know, if I had a Time Machine, I would so want to go back to the 1940/50s and travel Route 66 from start to finish.
We are going to do that ourselves to a certain degree. Just in this area you can find groupings of old stone cottages that used to be part of a motor court and the Munger-Moss hotel is still functioning and still has the pink and black tile in the bathrooms. There was a PBS special on rt 66 a year or so ago and there are so many remnants in small towns that got by-passed by the freeways worth visiting.
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Sigh...blackberry!

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I simply use any cooking oil. I mainly keep olive oil on hand and for sweet pies, I sometimes use actual butter! I love the meat and potato ones fried in olive oil, though.

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We use pie irons to make camp pies. Biscuit dough pressed into the pie iron, a little pie filling and some powdered sugar to sprinkle over them. Browned over a camp fire. MMMM MMMM GOOOOOD....James

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When I lived in Northeast Yankeeland anything stuffed in pastry and fried was called a "pasty". CF, did you ever hear that term in Minniesota?

My southern mommy and other womenfolk would use biscuit dough for savories Meat & veggie), and pastry dough for fruit and custardy ones. I make both kinds regularly cause the hubby just loves taking them to work and showing off his wife's handiwork LOL

One of his co-workers wants to be adopted so he can eat that well

Thanks all for the great recipe ideas. Hubby and I are planning to do the Rt66 thing in our camper when he retires. Adding this stop to our agenda.

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