Fried Apples

2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts – Nana made her own but I’m not doing that!
2 Apples
¼ Cup Sugar – optional
¼ teaspoon cinnamon – optional

I wanted them to taste as close to nana’s as possible so I did not put in sugar or cinnamon, ingredients that were expensive and hard to come by during the depression so she made them without and then never put it in later years.

First, you peel the apples and chop them up.
Then you put them in a pot and cook them down on very low heat and mash them up until they look like this:
Roll out the pie crust on a lightly floured board. Using a 3 inch cookie cutter, cut out about 7 circles.*
Place a scant teaspoon of the cooked apples in the middle of the round.
Using very cold water and your fingers, wet all the way around the pie, fold it over and crimp edges with the fork and make a slit in the top

Put a little oil in a skillet and let it get hot first, then place the little pies in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Take them out of the oil when they are cooked and place on a wire rack with paper towels on them so that will take off the excess oil.

Icing recipe
You will need:
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1-3 Tablespoons milk
Whip that up with a fork and then put the glaze over the warm pies. Don’t they look delicious?