Fried Pies


5cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup shortening, softened

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 13-ounce can evaporated milk

2 1 /2 cups any flavor pie filling


In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and milk together and then add to the

Shortening flour mixture.

Mix with a fork just so it holds together and no more.

Roll out rather thin, to about 1 /8-inch thickness.

Cut out small rounds using a 7-inch saucer or circle as a pattern.

Spoon some of your favorite fruit pie filling on one side.

Be sure your filling is fairly thick and cold or it will run.

Fold over and seal the edges well.

Deep fry in melted shortening about 2 inches deep until golden brown on both sides, 2 minutes per side.

Dip into the powdered sugar glaze and then put onto a baking sheet or cooling rack to cool before serving.


1 tbsp. butter

1 c. powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 to 2 tbsp. milk

1/8 tsp. salt

Put butter in 2 cup glass measure cup. Cook on high for 30 seconds or until melted. Add all ingredients. Starting with 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, add more only if needed to get glaze consistency. Drizzle over cool pie.

Perfect Apple Pie (Mom’s Recipe)

My mom baked this apple pie many times using the apples she grew in her backyard.

Maple-Apple Pie



6-8 Tart Apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups)

1 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp Flour

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Dash Ground Nutmeg

Pastry for 2 crust 9-inch pie

2 Tbsp Butter


If apples lack tartness, sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.  Combine sugar, flour, spices and dash salt; mix with apples.

Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry.  Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter.  Adjust top crust, cutting slits for escape of steam; seal.  Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 50 minutes or until done.

Get ready for the most wonderful aroma to drift throughout your home.

Serve with Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream and Redi Whip.


Grandma’s Iron Skillet Apple Pie


 Iron Skillet Apple Pie



1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

5 Granny Smith apples — peeled, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced

3 (9 inch) refrigerated pre-rolled pie crusts

1 cup white sugar, divided

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place 1/2 cup butter into a heavy cast iron skillet, and melt butter in the oven. Remove skillet and sprinkle with brown sugar; return to oven to heat while you prepare the apples.

Remove skillet, and place 1 refrigerated pie crust on top of the brown sugar. Top the pie crust with half the sliced apples. Sprinkle apples with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon; place a second pie crust over the apples; top the second crust with the remaining apples, and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Top with the third crust; sprinkle the top crust with 1/4 cup sugar and dot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Cut 4 slits into the top crust for steam.

Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings for 2

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings for 2



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

3 tablespoons ice water

2 medium baking apples

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Half-and-half cream


1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons red-hot candies or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

2/3 cup water

1 tablespoon butter

Additional half-and-half cream, optional


In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in water until dough forms a ball. Roll out on a floured surface to a 14-in. x 7-in. rectangle; cut pastry in half.

Peel and core apples; place one on each square of pastry. Combine sugar and cinnamon; spoon into apples. Moisten edges of pastry with water and gather around apples; pinch seams to seal.

Place dumplings in an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan or a shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Brush with cream.

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, red-hots, cornstarch, water and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently; boil for 2 minutes. Pour between dumplings.

Bake at 400° for 35-45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with cream if desired.

Apple Pie Pancakes




1/3 cup flour

2 tbsp rolled oats

1/2 cup finely-chopped apple

1 tsp cinnamon

2/3 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 tbsp oil


Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add milk. Mix, but don’t over mix. Cook on an oiled (or sprayed) pan, on low-medium, flipping each pancake once. Top with Whipped Cream or Ice Cream.

Wake up Apple Rolls

Wake up Apple Rolls


2 Tbsp sugar

3 Tbsp butter, softened

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder


Powdered Sugar

4 chopped apples

Syrup: 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. water


Combine sugar, egg, milk, flour and baking powder in a food processor and process until makes a dough. Roll dough out on floured surface into a rectangle. Spread dough with butter. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Put apples over the dough. Roll up and cut like cinnamon rolls. Pour syrup over rolls; bake in 350 degree oven until done. Dust with powdered sugar.

Apple Pudding Cake (“Apfel-Puddingkuchen”)

German Apple Pudding Cake

This apple pudding cake (“Apfel-Puddingkuchen“) tastes just like a traditional Apple Bread Pudding recipe.  It’s one of those easy dessert recipes that’s delicious served warm with ice cream and sprinkled with cinnamon.


4 apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla or almond flavoring

2 – 3 tsp butter


Preheat oven to 400° F.

In a deep 9 X 9 inch pan, mix together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Add the apple slices and mix until coated with the flour mixture.

Add the milk that has been mixed with the vanilla or almond flavoring.

Stir until everything has been moistened. Smooth out the top. Dot the butter on top.

Put on rack in oven and carefully pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the top. DO NOT STIR. (Put a baking sheet on the rack under your pan. Sometimes it bubbles over when it’s baking.)

Bake for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Let cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top if desired.

Apple Grunt

Apple Grunt

In olden days this pudding was cooked in a Dutch oven hanging over an open fire. The name “Grunt” presumably came from the sound the pudding made as it bubbled and grunted beneath the biscuit like topping.







1/2tsp.baking powder

2c.sliced apples



6tbsp.brown sugar



1 1/2 tbsp. Butter


Cream sugar and butter together; add eggs and mix. Blend flour, salt and baking powder together and add to mixture. Mix soda with milk and vanilla; mix all together. Add apple slices and pour batter into a buttered baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter, mixing until crumb texture; sprinkle over apple batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream.

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings


Biscuit dough made from bisquick or scratch recipe

6 apples, medium size

½ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup raisins

2 tablespoons butter


Prepare biscuit dough, roll ¼ inch thick and cut into squares. Pare and core apples and place one in center of each square. Fill each with a portion of the seasonings, sugar, raisins and dot with butter. Bring corners of the dough to the top of the apples and seal by pricking with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream.