Southern Food and Fun
Add about 2 cups sugar. Turn heat on high and bring to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer and cook down until the apples are tender and juicy.
Stir frequently so the apples don't stick to the bottom of the pot where they will scorch and then you'll have fried apple pies that taste very bad.
This is how the cooked apples should look after about 45-50 minutes
For the fried pie dough, start with about 4 heaping cups of self-rising flour and add shortening and butter.
Stir ice water into the dough with a fork, scraping underneath the dough to mix in all the dry flour.
Dip both hands in flour then sprinkle a little flour on top of the fried pie dough, lift it up, and sprinkle a little more flour along the sides. You want to get the dough where you can easily lift & turn & begin to knead the dough.
Next you will pinch off small pieces of fried pie dough and roll into balls. The balls should be slightly smaller than a ping pong ball.
Take each ball of dough and roll out until it's pretty thin, then put a heaping spoonful or two of apples on one side, leaving an edge for sealing.
Carefully fold the dough over and press down. Then take a fork and crimp the edges together even more.
Keep the grease at medium-high & when it sizzles if you drop in water, it's ready to go. Carefully lay two or three pies in the skillet, only two if your skillet is small as you don't want to overcrowd them.
After about a minute, peek underneath one of the fried apple pies and if it's golden brown then go ahead and turn them.