Amish Fry Pies

Amish Fry Pies



  • 9 cups cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cups shortening
  • 2 cups water
  • Thick fruit filling
  • Shortening for deep fat frying


  • 8 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water


  1. Pies: Combine in large mixing bowl the flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas.
  3. Add water a little at a time until the four mixture is moistened. Form into 4 balls. Divide each ball into 10 pieces and roll each piece into a circle.
  4. Top one side of circle with filling and fold circle in half. Cramped edges to seal.
  5. Heat shortening; fry a few pieces at a time in deep fat until golden brown.
  6. Glaze pies while still warm. Cool on wire rack.
  7. Glaze: In large mixing bowl, combine all glaze ingredients until smooth.
  8. While pies are still warm, dip them into glaze.
  9. Allow pies to drip on wire racks until cool.

Yield: about 40 pies