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       Title: TEXAN FRIED PIES
  Categories: Fruits, Pies, Desserts
       Yield: 1 servings
      12 oz Dried Apricots
     1/2 c  Sugar
       1 tb Lemon juice
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Nutmeg
       3 c  All-purpose flour
       1 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Water
            Egg, beaten
       1 ts Vinegar
   Place apricots with enough water to cover in medium saucepan. Bring to a
   boil, recude heat and simmer for 30 mins. Drain and mash. Stir in sugar,
   lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
     Make pastry while apricots are cooking.  Combine flour and salt in large
   mixing bowl; cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles
   course meal. Combine egg and water; sprinkle over flour mixture. Add
   vinegar and lightly stir with a fork until mixture forms a ball. Wrap
   pastry in wax paper; chill at least 1 hr, or until ready to use.
     Roll dough to 1/8 thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into
   circles (4-6").  Place 1 or 2 TB apricot mixture in center of each pastry
   circle. Moisten edges of pastry, fold in half, making sure edges are even.
   Press edges of pastry together using a fork dipped in flour. Heat 1 of oil
   to 375F in a large skillet. Cook pies until golden brown on both sides,
   turning once.  Drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar,
   granulated sugar or sugar/cinnamon mixture.
     Other fruits may be substituted.  Prepare them as you would for a pie.