Everyday Mom's Meals: Soul Food Saturday #39

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Soul Food Saturday #39

Welcome to another winter weekend. Hopefully it's not too cold where you are, or if it is, maybe you can take some time this weekend and snuggle up under a blanket with a good book, or favorite movie and watch the world go by!

Bekki has a great sweet treat for us today. Everyone young and old will get a real kick out of these!

With the ideas of dessert dancing through my head all I can seem to think about these days are apples. Crisps, and pies! And no matter where I looked I didn't find a recipe I was in LOVE with. So I set off to make one that sang, with the flavor I craved! Not only is this better for you than McDonald's but it can be gluten free too! Just substitute gluten free crescent dough and voila your set. Grab your kids because fried pies just turned good for you!

Fried Apple Pies with Maple Glaze
8 medium apples ( Fuji was my choice) peeled, cored and diced
1 tbs. lemon juice
3 tsp. Brown sugar
1 tbs. cinnamon
2 tbs. butter
1 can grands butter crescents
Oil for frying

Maple  Glaze
4 tbs powdered sugar
4 tbs. maple syrup
1 tsp. Half and half

In a medium sized heat safe bowl add apples and lemon juice. Toss to coat thoroughly.   Add cinnamon and sugar. Toss to coat. In a medium skillet add butter and allow to melt. Add apples and stir to coat with butter. Cook until apples are just tender, about 5-7 minutes. Stirring often. Transfer apples back to heatproof bowl to cool. Open crescent dough and unroll one section at a time. (2triangles) Pinch perforated seems together, then press to seal them together. On both side. With a rolling pin or round glass roll dough to ensure pastry is one piece. Try not to stretch dough. Place the cooled apples along the length of the dough. Will take about 4 tbs. Then fold dough over and seal by pushing down seams. Crimp with fork if desired.

In a large skillet, add oil and heat to 375*

For the glaze :
In a small bowl add powdered sugar. Whisk slightly to break up any lumps. Add maple syrup and half and half. Whisk until smooth, then set aside.

With oil at 375* add one pie at a time. Cook until golden on each side.
Drain on paper towel and drizzle with glaze.

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