Ingredients: 2 cups All-Purpose Flour ½ cup Shortening, chilled 1 teaspoon Salt ½ cup Cold Water 2 Apples ¼ cup White Sugar 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Oil for frying
Directions: Shift Flour and Salt together, than cut in the Shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add Cold Water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix with a fork. When the Mixture is moistened, gather it into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap (or zip top bag) and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Peel and dice the Apples, put them in a saucepan. Add the Sugar and Cinnamon to the Apples, toss to coat them. Cook, covered over low heat until soft. Mash with a fork to make a thick apple sauce. Allow this mixture to cool.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut rounds with a large cookie cutter (about 4 inches in diameter). In each round place a heaping tablespoon of Apple mixture in the center. Moisten the edges with cold water, fold in half, and press edges with a fork to seal.
Heat oil in a large cooking vessel,to about 375 degrees.Fry a few pies at a time, only 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.