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Friday, September 7, 2012

♫♪♪...I can bake a cherry pie

...quick as a cat can wink an eye......♪♫♫
CHERRY HAND PIES
just in time for PINK SATURDAY....
 Growing up, my mom made fruit FRIED PIES
and, boy, were they ever good.
I remember coming home from school, smelling that wonderful 
fragrance before I ever got to the kitchen and saw these
delicious little treats, all piled up on a pretty cake stand,
right in the middle of the kitchen table.

 She would have two glasses sitting right beside the little pies...
one for my brother, KEITH....
and one for me.
We would fill them with icy cold milk and
GO TO TOWN on those pies.


Most of the time, she made CHERRY fried pies....

and APPLE.

We didn't care what kind they were.....
just as long as they were right there on that table......
just for us.  ♥ 

(I used PhotoScape to play with my photos....it's sooo fun over there.)


Mr. Sweet's mama made
APRICOT  FRIED  PIES....
and let me say right here..

they were AWESOME....and 
HUGE.....she made a LOT of pie crust so she could make her pies
big. 
We still love a fried pie to pieces....

but since we try to stay away from FRIED, 
I just bake them in the oven.

CHERRY HAND PIES
1/2 to 3/4th cup of SUGAR
(I use TART CHERRIES (not pie filling) so I used
1 cup of IDEAL SUGAR SUB)
3 Tbl. CORN STARCH
2 cans RED TART CHERRIES
1 capful ALMOND EXTRACT
1 Tbl. melted butter
♥ ♥ ♥
350 oven.....
Drain cherries, SAVING ONE CAN OF THE JUICE...
add this juice, cornstarch and sugar in a sauce pan and, on medium heat, cook til thickened.
Then slowly add the cherries and almond flavoring.
Roll your dough into circle, cut 8 squares, add small amt. of cherries to each one. Roll (any way you can),
crimp with fork to keep as much of that delicious goodness INSIDE.
Brush each with butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. 
Warning...watch them closely as the juice is bound to bubble outside the pies
and they will burn quickly on the bottom......just keep checking them.
Mine were done in about 10 minutes.

  I am trying my best not to eat THE WHOLE THING
before Mr. Sweet gets home this evening.
These are good with COFFEE....TEA....MILK...
shoot...if it wasn't for choking to death, I could eat them WITHOUT a drink
of any kind.
Try 'em.....I'm pretty sure you'll like 'em.
XOXO, bj
HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND

* Ladies, I've had several emails asking who I was using to design my headers. 
I just wanted to say that I use my own photos, I like no more than 4 as I like the photos larger, I try (not always) to have the photos somewhere in the same color category  and I use the wonderful fonts available at PIC MONKEY.

33 comments:

Sarah said...

BJ, these look so yummy! I made some of these little pocket pies for Fourth of July several years ago. They were a hit!
Happy Pink Saturday........Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great! I've been craving pie and think I need to do something about that! Happy Weekend:@)

TexWisGirl said...

the pies look SO good! except for mcdonald's sad excuse, i've never had a fried pie.

'billy boy, billy boy!'

Marydon said...

Oh, I see something going in our oven this weekend. They look wonderful, can nearly smell the aroma over here.

Your header is lovely, you do a great job creating it.

Have a lovely weekend ~

GIVEAWAY ends 9/9

TTFN ~ Marydon

Paloma said...

That's awesome! What wonderful memories!!! :) Those fried pies are beautiful and look yummy! I can almost smell them... they remind me of Mexican empanadas :)

Vee said...

I have never heard of fried pies. Does this seem right to you? Obviously not, as you have remedied that today. I think I would love to try them fried, though that train has left the station. As soon as the temp gets below 70F, I'm baking John an apple pie. It's been promised for two years and that's plenty long enough.

LV said...

I am not a real big sweet eater, but fried pies are one of my weakness. Mother made the best fried pies ever. I still would enjoy them, but just do not cook for one. Not many places around that make them the old fashion way. We had 105 today, but "they" say cooler Saturday evening. Just need the rain so badly.

Jo May said...

BJ these are too scrumptious,I love the way your frilly cake stand accents the frilly edge of the pies.And your can vase with the pop of color red and black is awesome.
Send me a pie I've got my glass of ice cold milk waiting.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Well, thank you very much, I am now craving something sweet! :o) What beautiful pies and I like the idea of baking them as well. I just may have to give these a whirl! Have a great weekend!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

these look delish - you are such a fantastic baker!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I haven't had a fried pie in years. I love them...or used to love them. Yours look wonderful, bj. Blessings to you- and your header DOES look wonderful. xo Diana

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Yummy! Have a great weekend!


Gabriela

Eileen said...

Oh my, those look delicious! I had to pin the recipe so I would be able to find it this fall. I absolutely love the tulips in the cherry can ~ just beautiful. I use PicMonkey (and Photobucket) to do my blog headers, too. Yours are always lovely.

Gina said...

Now those look yummy! I bet they are to die for delicious too.

I've never had a fried pie except for maybe McDonalds when I was younger! :(

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh these look soooooooo good. I need to give them a try. Hugs, Marty

chubskulit said...

That's making me hungry. Visiting from Pink Saturday.

PINK reminders is my entry.
Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Gorgeous tulips in a simple can--how pretty. The pies look sooooo yummy.
Ann

CAS said...

Yum, yum! My Momma & Gramma both made fried fruit pies. Yours look very good, & I like the idea of baking them rather than frying.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh So Yummy!!! My Mom was a "PIE QUEEN" too...and sometimes we'd come home to a jellyroll pan pie... SO GOOD!
I have never had fried pies. BUT they sure look SO GOOD!
I loved reading about you and your brothers treats...
NOW, I'm going to have to "MAKE A PIE"!!!
Have a fun weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

Beverly said...

This post brought back memories to me. My mother used to prepare fried pies, too. She always made either apple or peach. She and my father referred to them as apple jacks or peach jacks. They were delicious.

And, I know yours are delicious, too. My husband would love them - he loves cherries.♥

Rian said...

I've found that (like many things) fried pies are not the same unless they are 'home-made'. It's been years since I've made them, but your post has tempted me. And your photos are wonderful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I love a cherry pie and these look so good!!! Mr. Sweet is a lucky guy! Hugs, Linda

Madeline's Album said...

The pies look so good. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Oh bj, Cherry pie is my fave of all time. A bit of vanilla ice cream too. Yumm, your little pies are making me drool.

I too adore the headers on your blog. I still do not know how to change mine. I guess I'm never going to change my view. Even though I admire the changing headers on so many blogs, I am fine with my view. Beverly did it for me. It is a keeper. smile.

Happy weekend to you and yours.
Love, Jeanne

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Yummy! I had a great aunt who made fried apple pies from her own dehydrated apples...a little bit of heaven! Now I'm hungry! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

kitty said...

My oh my, BJ, do those ever look good!! I certainly wish I could sit and share one with you. Hope you have a happy weekend.

arkie said...

Just looking at those yummy pies made me gain 5 lbs.! Love fried pies! Hate to gain weight!

Audrey said...

Yum ... looks so good. Mr. Z. loves cherry pies. Not my favorite, but
I bet I would eat one of those pies.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Kathleen said...

I have never had a fried pie! What a great memory you have! My mom made great mile high apple pie, but we only got those for holidays.
Your pies look delicious! I looked up that sugar substitute, but they don't sell it here. I know you can get it on Amazon, but then you pay shipping. :(

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Mmmm! Those pies look so mouth- wateringly good I think I can feel my triglycerides twitching.

Your header looks great.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

One of my favorite auntie's used to make fried pies, then she started baking them too.
Thanks for the memories !

racheld said...

And after a lifetime of Mammaw's fried pies, I thought PEACH was my favorite!

What an evocative memory of that cakestand full of such loving treats. Those are the sweetest.

rachel

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for joining in with this week's Say G'day Linky Party BJ. It's always wonderful to read your posts and you are so sweet to share your knowledge with others when it comes to playing with photos! You are such a lovely lady!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz