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       Title: Fried Apple Pies
  Categories: Pies, Fruits
       Yield: 12 Pies
       2 tb Butter
       2 lb Apples; core, dice
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
       1 pn Nutmeg
     1/4 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Light brown sugar
   1 1/2 c  Water
     1/2    Lemon; juice of
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 tb Cornstarch
       3 c  Flour
       2 ts Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Baking powder
       6 tb Lard or solid vegetable
       1    Egg
     3/4 c  Milk
            Powdered sugar in shaker
       2    Scoops vanilla bean ice
            Fresh sprigs of mint
   Preheat the fryer. In a sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the apples and
   saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/4 cup sugar, and brown
   sugar. Continue sauting for 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve the
   sugar. Add the water and lemon juice. Bring the liquid up to a boil. Add
   cornstarch dissolved in 1 tb water. Whisk the vanilla and slurry into the
   liquid. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until
   the apples are soft. Remove from the heat and cool completely. In a mixing
   bowl, sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, together. Cut in the
   lard until it resembles coarse meal. In small bowl, whisk the egg and milk
   together. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, working it to
   make a thick dough. Break the dough into 12 equal portions. On a lightly
   floured surface, roll the dough pieces into thin rounds, about 5 in
   diameter. Put 1/4 cup of the mixture in the center of each round, fold over
   and crimp the edges with a fork. Fry the pies, two to three at a time, in
   the hot oil, until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a
   paper-lined plate. Powder the pies with powdered sugar. Lay the pies on a
   platter and serve with vanilla bean ice cream. Garnish with drizzle of
   caramel sauce, powdered sugar, and fresh mint. Source: Essence of Emeril,
   Emeril Lagasse, TVFN. MM Waldine Van Geffen vghc42a@prodigy.com.