Fried Pecan Pie

Oh my these look so good

Get in my belly

Didn't realize these were so easy to make

Fried Pecan Pies say what? *pause* I say pe-con but if I am referencin' it in a pie or a dessert I say pee-can. But that is the only time cause as Martha Stewart says, " I do not pee in a can." *unpause* A few months  back a quiz was floatin' around. The point was to see how Texan you were. I had conveniently taken the quiz but not posted my results via FB. Why you ask? Yes, you guessed it. I only got a 94%. I'll tell you why. Cause #PUMPKINEVERYTHING Yes, I am that basic. I will always pick pumpkin over Pecan. Always. But don't think that means I don't like or appreciate pecan.

Ok, by now all you really wanna know is how that brings me to fried pies. Remember like a year ago when I did my 12 Days of Christmas Recipes and posted my Grandma's Hot Water Cornbread recipe. I hope you remember cause it's one of my top post. Anyway, in that post I mention how every recipe has to have a story. Well, you just got half of the story. Now you get the family part.

Almost two months ago I had fried pies with Sherry (Ride or Die), and James. James had made them semi homemade. I couldn't remember the last time I had homemade fried pies. I wanted then forever and ever in my belly amen. I started tellin' my Aunt about it and she was all, "you know your Grandma makes award winnin' fried pies." Of course she does. Why wouldn't she. Move along a few weeks and I was in Arkansas. Long story short I learned Arkansas, especially The Delta area, was known for it's fried pies. Now it was all makin' sense. She must have grown up on them.

Fast forward to this past weekend. I had picked pecans and wanted to try my hand at a pecan pie and her fried pies for the church bake sale. If y'all don't know by now that I do what Granny says then you do now. Somehow we went from fried apple pies and pecan pie to fried pecan pies and sweet potato pie. So, enjoy the recipe. It's a combination of my Granny and James dough recipe. Yes, I make them smaller than most Southerners. I like to think it makes it healthier and allows for more to be eaten.
2 cups flour
1/4 cup of Crisco 
teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of  baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
About 1/2-2/3 hot water 

Powder sugar

1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 cups of pecans chopped
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Oil for fryin'

First we will make the dough. 

1. Mix the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
2. Fork the Crisco shortening in.
Once everything is worked in mix with your hands until it becomes the consistency of corn meal.  
3. Slowly add the hot water.
4. Mix with a wooden spoon and then your hands until the dough looks and feels like pie dough
5. Place a damp towel over the bowl and let it sit for 20 minutes on the counter.

While the dough is sittin' heat your grease. Heat enough to fry.

Now we will do the pie fillin'. Remember my Caramel Cupcake recipe. This is sort of the same concept. 

1. Mix the final ingredients: brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt, corn syrup (make sure it's light. That makes a difference y'all) and pecans and then heat until it boils. Once it boils. 
2 Once it starts to boil you can turn the heat down and simmer for a few minutes. No more than 10 mins. 
3. Stir the vanilla in. You can always do like me and used Bourbon infused Vanilla. That's my secret. Shh, don't tell anyone.
4. Now set it aside to cool. Yes, it has to properly cool. If it doesn't it can ruin your dough and you will have a soggy old mess. 

Now back to the dough
1. You will need to roll the dough out and cut circles. You can make them as big or small as you would like. Mine are about 4 inches and that is tiny.I also did a few in the shape of Texas because I can. You have a state cookie cutter then you will need to have two halves for each
2. Place a dolop of fillin' in the middle of each.
3. Put water around the edges and then fold over
4. Now fork down and you are ready to fry.
5. Only fry each one for a few minutes. The smaller and hotter the grease the quicker they will brown but the inside may down be done so keep that in mind.
6 Also remember that the more things you add to grease at once the quicker it will loose heat.
7. When they are down drain them on a paper towel and then you are ready to indulge. I always sprinkle with a little powdered sugar. 

This is the start of my Southern Holiday Recipes. Come back throughout the next few days and weekend to see what else I mad messin' in the kitchen.

Yes, I'm sure you could bake these. No, I have not tried it.
What is your favorite flavor of fried pie? Do you eat it with ice cream?

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  2. I always wondered how you pronounced pecan! I usually say pe-con. hahaha. Anyway, I love the Texas shaped ones. They're all like cute little dessert empanadas!

  3. These fried pecan pies look amazing and I bet they taste delicious!!! I am putting them on my must-try list!!!

  4. We're all about the pee-cans here in SC! Pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts, and I bet frying them would make them taste even better! :)

  5. I'm not a huge fan of traditional pecan pie (I know, bad southern woman), but these look amazing! Frying may be what pecan pie needs to avoid being too sweet!

  6. I love pecan pie. I love fried pies. How wonderful!!!

  7. I've never tried Pecan Pie, but it seems delicious. I wish we lived closer so you could come over and teach me how to cook lolol

  8. Oh, my word! That looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow, I'm drooling on my keyboard. They look SO good!

  10. OMG this looks so unbelievably good!!


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