Monday, September 28, 2009

The Monday Recipe Blog

We're getting through Monday and headed toward Tuesday. Time for another Okie recipe.

Fried Apricot Pies

2 c. dried apricots

1/2 c. sugar

2 T. butter or butter substitute

1/2 t. ground cinnamon

Cook the dried apricots according to package, then season with sugar, butter and cinnamon. Mix up your favorite pastry/pie recipe and roll 1/8 in. thick. Cut in circles.

Place teaspoons of apricots on one-half of each circle, then fold in half-moons and seal with a fork. Fry in deep, hot oil, drain and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve quickly.

You can also bake these, at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until brown.

Fried pies are another traditional Okie dish. Apricot fried pies and Okie strawberry shortcake are my mother's favorite desserts. She could eat fried pies all day long and still want more. Her fried pies are the best! This one's for you, Mom!

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