Recently a reader asked me to reprint the recipe for fried apple pies as depicted in this blog post.
The recipe originally was posted by our neighbor Enola Gay, but she later transitioned to a new blog, so the recipe disappeared. Here it is:
Fried apple pies:
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar (omit if using dough for meat pies)
4 1/2 - 5 cups flour
Cut up the butter into a bowl and add the boiling water, stirring until melted. Stir in the salt and flour until it forms a ball. (At this stage, it's very hard to mix the flour, so you may have to dump the contents onto a bread board and knead in the remaining flour; because the dough is so hot at this stage, I use a pair of dedicated rubber cleaning gloves to protect my hands).
Cover and refrigerate while making the filling (or, in my case, I use pre-made apple pie filling). Cut into 16 equal pieces and roll out on a floured board.
Put a dollop of filling of each piece, fold over, and pinch the edges with a fork. Fry the pies in a large skillet, turning as needed, until browned on both sides (about 5 minutes/side).
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Milk, enough to make it drizzle-able.
Stir together and beat until it's not lumpy.