Recipe By Elaine
Published Jan 19th
Prep - Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 18 servings Calories 280.2

Apricot and peach fried pies have the best flavor of any fried pie I’ve ever eaten. My family loves these great pies. My grandmother made this up years ago. I have made this delicious fried pie for over 40 years. Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces dried apricots
  • 1 (6 ounce) package dried peaches
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • water to cover
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 To Make Crust: In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Mix in milk and stir until dough forms a ball. Roll out dough and cut into 18 6-inch circles. Set aside.
  2. 2 To Make Filling: In a large saucepan, combine apricots, peaches, and sugar. Add enough water to cover fruit. Cover pan and cook over low heat until fruit is falling apart. Remove lid and continue to cook until water is evaporated.
  3. 3 Place oil or shortening in small high-sided skillet. Place over medium heat. Spoon equal amounts of filling into each pastry circle and fold in half. Seal pastry with a fork dipped in cold water.
  4. 4 Fry a few pies at a time in hot oil, browning on both sides. Drain pies on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 280.2
  • Carbohydrate 34.8 g
  • Cholesterol 1.1 mg
  • Fat 14.4 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  • Sodium 266.4 mg
  • Sugar 13.1 g

Chef's Notes

If you use shortening, like Crisco®, melt it so it's two inches deep; We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. i tried these with apples and they fell apart while frying. i always get these great ideas to make doughnuts or fried pies and i always regret it because of the mess and all the greasy food. If i were you i would rather go to the store and buy those microwaveable mini apple pies - Read more ...
  2. I've been making fried apricot pies ever since my mother in law showed me how 40 yrs ago. The crust was always a bit tricky but this is the most perfect crust for frying easy to make and handle and best tasting yet. The apricots we used came from the largest tree in Las Vegas..two - Read more ...
  3. Very good recipe. I had a bit of trouble locating the dried peaches and so used dried apples instead. With a little bit of orange juice mixed in with the water as well as some cinnamon and nutmeg these turned out great. I also tried these baked and they worked out nicely. It may defeat - Read more ...
  4. This recipe was great!! Crust was excellent but I rolled my crust a little thicker and made 13 pies instead of 18...and the filling was perfect...I stuff my pies a little thicker. I also used only apricots instead of the apricot/peach mixture. I dabbed a little cold water on the inside edges and it prevented - Read more ...
  5. It's too bad that I can only offer five stars; I'd love to give a lot more! I now use this particular crust for EVERYTHING. I even used it for a pot pie recipe. I have made little crust "squares" baked until brown then spreading jam on them. Yummy for sure; the family loves them. - Read more ...
  6. These were great! Next time I think I will leave out the apricots and double up on the peaches. Also used grand biscuits rolled out for convenience - a real time saver. Can't wait to make again!
  7. My mother-in-law had the biggest apricot tree Ive ever seen in her yard in Las Vegas. It was at least 30 feet high and the trunk was hugh. Probably four feet around...they cut it down years later and put a bank where their house once stood. Vegas will never be the same! She gave me - Read more ...
  8. Excellent crust, fried up great, even good the next day. Wonder if you could use this crust for regular pies that are baked? I had my own filling...I always cut up my apricots into smaller pieces. I spray a pair of sissors with vegetable spray and cut each dried apricot into 4 pieces. Place in - Read more ...
  9. This is one of the best fried pie recipes I have ever tried. I especially like the crust because most fried pie crust isn't flaky and this one is. I recently made them to take on a trip and they also travel well.
  10. One of the recipes my Great Grandmother brought with her in a covered wagon to California was for Apricot Fried Pies. My recipe was noted that it was her Great-Great Grandmothers recipe! I have made these for years for my children and now grandchildren. These are wonderful to take on picnics.