1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Crisco
Water (to moisten)
Prepared filling of your choice
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in Crisco. Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut into 6-inch circles or invert a saucer and use as a cutting guide. Fill the dough. Fold circle in half, using water to moisten dough at edges for a tight seal. Deep fry at 375 degrees F. Sprinkle with sugar while still hot, if desired.
NOTE: You may use ready-made pastry for two pies in lieu of the above.
3 cups fresh or well-drained canned fruit
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
Place fruit in saucepan. Separately mix sugar and flour, then blend with fruit. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has melted and syrup has thickened. Set aside.