Half Moon Pies

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  • 2 cups dried apples
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 orange, juice and grated rind
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 recipe (double crust) pie pastry


  1. Cook the dried apples in a saucepan with water and the salt. When apples are soft and pulpy. Add the sugar, orange and cinnamon. Simmer until water is cooked away. Roll pastry out and cut in 8-inch circles. Place generous portions of the mixture on half of the pastry rounds; fold the pastry over and pinch the edges tightly together. Bake in 450 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake about 35 to 40 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Makes 6 half moon pies.