“Made On A Hot Texas Day” Peach Fried Pies
Sue Rainey, Pottsboro, TX | 2nd Place–Southern Comfort Food
1 T. cornstarch
1 T. butter
¾ c. sugar
Sugar for sprinkling
3 c. chopped peaches
Oil for frying
Mix cornstarch and sugar; add to peaches and cook over low heat until thick. Add butter and mix into peach mixture.
2 ⅔ c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter-flavored shortening
Approximately 9 to 10 T. ice cold water
Combine flour and salt in bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add 1 tablespoon water at a time, mixing until dough is moist and can be formed in ball. Roll out dough on lightly floured board. Cut pastry in 5-inch circles and place 1 big tablespoon filling in center. Fold and seal with water brushed on edge and seal with fork. Fry in deep oil until golden brown; sprinkle with sugar while hot.