Fried Sweet Potato Pies

“With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. This recipe, however, resulted from an experiment at a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn’t get enough!” —Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia

Fried Sweet Potato Pies
Fried Sweet Potato Pies
Fried Sweet Potato Pies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
25pies 25minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
25pies 25minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Portions: pies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: pies
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine eggs and milk; add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover and chill several hours.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the seven filling ingredients; stir until smooth. Divide the dough into 25 portions. On a floured surface, roll each portion into a 5-in. circle. Spoon 1-1/2 tablespoons of filling on half of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over filling and press edges with a fork to seal.
  3. In a cast-iron or an electric skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 375°. Fry pies, in batches, until golden brown, 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 pie: 287 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.