Fried Apple Pies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
2 to 3 apples
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
Option: You can change out the fruit, to your favorite.
Peel and dice apples. Add sugars, cornstarch, vanilla and cinnamon. Cook in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, add a tablespoon of water if needed, then mash with fork.
Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Fry pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.