If you’ve already had Fried Apple pies, then you’ll know that Fried Peach Pies are just as awesome as that, if not better. Personally, if I had to choose between apples and peaches, my vote is for peaches any day of the year, so I guess that makes me a partial judge on this matter. Nevertheless, apple or peach, a fried pie is pretty delicious
My first Fried Pie was at an Apple picking Farm at ElliJay and I basically just blacked out for a bit in pure culinary bliss after I took that first bite! A couple of weeks back, on our way back from a camping trip, we drove through Mercier Orchards in Georgia, and I just had to stop by for a quick Fried Apple pie fix.
I also picked up a bag of awesomely plump and fuzzy peaches and I simply couldn’t get the idea of fried pies out of my mind. So here you go- my version of Fried Peach Pies – which also can be BAKED, if that’s what you want! (But please try the fried version too, it’s slightly more awesome!)
The filling is quite simple to make, and is the life and soul of these fried pies. Sweet, tangy and soft peach madness! Ah, if only I could somehow retain it’s cute fuzziness!
To make the filling, blanch and peel the peaches in hot water. Chop them up and cook in sugar syrup, thickened with cornstarch and flavoured with just a tiny bit of vanilla.
You can make this Peach pie filling ahead of time – I made these the day before I made the pies. The filling is delicious enough to eat just by itself. I think a scoop of ice-cream would rather go quite nicely with a warm bowl of this filling!
The pie dough comes together in a couple of minutes and makes just three small pies! Rolling out, filling and sealing the pies should take you no more than 10 minutes! You can freeze uncooked pies for upto three months, if you can manage to resist it for that long! I usually crack in just a couple of days 😛 Whether you bake or fry frozen pies, do not let it thaw! Take it straight from the freezer into the oven or oil!
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