So I was craving sweets the other night and a chocolate bar isn't on the safe list yet, so I decided to make "fried" pies out of the Rather Sweet Cookbook. Again, I won't be sharing the actual recipe because I'm not sure of copyright issues, but really, we're talking a regular pie crust and jam, I'm sure you could find something very similar out there.
Start out by mixing the dry ingredients in a food processor (or you can do it by hand, but food processor is much easier) Add in butter straight from the fridge that's been cut into 1/2" chunks Process until it resembles sand and dump it all into a bowlAdd ice cold water and gently mix (this is like the kolaches, if you overwork the dough, it's gonna end up tough. A light touch is very important) Separate into three balls Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll out to about 1/16" thickness Cut into approximately 5-6" rounds Put 1/2-1tbsp jam in the center of each circle (I used the same cherry jam we had used for the kolaches) Wet the edge of the dough with water (actually, an egg wash would probably seal better) and fold in half, press the edges with a fork, and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet Bake until lightly browned (about 10-15 minutes) and snap photos of your oldest reading books to your youngest When the pies are done, marvel at all the nicely sealed pies that are no longer nicely sealed. Sigh and realize this just isn't your week for things turning out right and be thankful your family is more concerned with taste than looks. While still hot, brush with a basic powdered sugar and milk glaze.
Tasty tasty eating and actually not all that bad for you (as far as fat and sugar are concerned...not a ton of vitamins either though).