I am definitely a country girl that loves to garden, quilt, preserve, hunt, and read. I love my family more than anything in the world. I live with my husband of fifty years. We have a son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson. We live on a 500+ acre farm in Virginia with about 75 cows & bulls, thirty chickens, and three dogs.
Our favorite dessert is fried apple pies or a big fresh apple pie! Recently I made up a batch of the fried apple pies which we had for snack and breakfast.
They are very simple to make and all you need is five canned biscuits. I use the small cans for this, and they roll out just thin enough to handle easily and fill with your favorite apples.
Roll out the dough, drop a couple spoonsful of apple mixture in the middle, fold the dough over and press edges together with a floured fork. It very easy! Get your oil hot at 375* (I have a deep fryer, but you can use a large skillet, the oil has to cover the pie to cook thoroughly.)
Let them cool and then place in an airtight container and place in cool area. Mine don’t last long enough to spoil!! They’re so good!!! For a special dessert for guest, place in a bowl and top with your favorite scoop of ice cream (mine is butter pecan). I use the same recipe for fried peach pies.
All of the peach and cherry trees have budded and killed. Fruit from them this summer will be a miracle.
What’s really weird is the apple orchards, most trees are just started budding and one crabapple in the orchard beside the house is in full bloom and leafing. It’s always the first to come out. The early blooms are great for the honeybees on these unusually warm days in March.
Then this week one of the peach trees rebloomed but I think next weekend, end of the month, cold temperatures are coming back.
Guess we’ll just wait and see what Mother Nature provides!!