Mom has fond childhood memories of going to visit her grandmother in the hills of Southern Kentucky. They would stay for the weekend, climb steep stairs to sleep in the attic, and eat orange slices & circus peanuts out of a glass rooster dish. Grandma was a cooking master — she never measured the ingredients for her to-die-for biscuits. She also would make fried pies… homemade biscuit dough, dried apples, and a pinch of cinnamon. They would stay on the counter all day, covered with a flour sack dishtowel so you could snack on them throughout the day.
None of us ever got to know our Great-Grandmother (she died in the early 80s), but we love the memories Mom has of her. In fact, we now get the pleasure of having her old meal-chest in our dining room, the same meal chest she'd stand over and knead her dough on. One drawer was full of flour and the top had linoleum on it.
We now make our own version of Grandma's Fried Pies, and we wanted to share it with you. In true Grandma fashion we're not giving you any measurements — just use your own good sense. They are absolutely delicious for breakfast with a glass of cold milk.
Grandma's Fried Pies
-Refrigerated Grands Bicuits
-Regular Applesauce (we like the kind with no sugar added)
-Cinnamon & Sugar
Seperate biscuits. Take one biscuit and roll out into a round flat dough (you'll need some flour on the counter to prevent sticking).
Spoon some applesauce onto half of your dough, leaving space on the sides for sealing. You really don't have to overfill them. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste. (We usually move our dough to the lightly sprayed cookie sheet before putting the filling in, but you can do whatever suits you.)
Fold other side of dough over and seal by taking a fork and pushing down.
Continue with the rest of your biscuits.
Pop into the oven and bake at 350 degrees. We cook them for about 15 minutes, then check with a toothpick for doneness. They might need cooked a few more minutes.
Happy Eating! We think Grandma would be proud — even if we don't use made from scratch dough.
Hugs and kisses,