|Fry pies found at a local bakery|
Fry pies, traditional to the South, have grown in popularity among the Amish. Traditionally, they were filled with apple or peach pie filling and baked, but now they come in a wide variety of choices.
Fast food chains also caught on to this trend; McDonalds and Burger King offer baked apple pies in some locations.
Today these popular treats are freshly made, beginning with pie dough rolled into a circle. The thickened pie filling is placed on one side and the pie dough is folded in half and sealed shut. They are then deep fried and finished with a delicate sugar glaze.
|Hershberger's Farm and Bakery|
Recipe for Amish Fry Pies:
2 C. white pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 T. sugar
6 T. butter
1/3 C. milk
1 egg yolk
2 cups pie filling of choice
2 T. warm water
1 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Powdered sugar until thickened to flowing consistency
Mix flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and butter with pastry cutter until slightly lumpy. Beat egg yolk with milk and add to the flour mixture. Stir with fork and pat into a ball. Knead as little as possible. Form into 8-9 small balls. Roll out between two pieces of thick plastic. Place into a fry pie press and fill with 1/4 cup pie filling, or if you don't have a press, simply fold over and press edges with tines of a fork. Moisten edges with egg whites before sealing. Deep fry like doughnuts at 375 degrees for two minutes, then glaze. Serves 8.
Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
December 19, 2011