Apple Baby! – Fried Apple Butter Pies

Johnny Mac Pippin has entered the world! This means we are a bunch of grinning grandmas, great grandmas, Aunts and Uncles around here.

When his mom was pregnant-she craved apples, a lot of apples. I hear we have McDonalds to thank for satisfying many an apple craving when she was out and about.

Thus he is nicknamed Johnny (Like Johnny Appleseed or Jonathon apples) Mac (like MacIntosh apples), Pippin (like Pippin apples-particularly Cox’s Orange Pippins which I love)

That means the baby boy needs an apple recipe from his new grandmother right? I thought about this recipe for Rosy Apple Pie. It IS my favorite and it does come out a nice rosy hue like we will see soon on the newborn. Ok, not as rosy all over as that pie.

Then I thought apple dumplings. I’ve posted that recipe before though.

Since he is melting me like butter and set everyone boiling like hot oil, I decided on this recipe. It’s delicious, decadent and super easy.

Fried Apple Butter Pies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup of Crisco
1/2 stick butter
2 cups apple butter (spiced works best)

Mix flour, salt, and shortening together until consistency of cornmeal with a fork. Add enough milk to mix.  (or use pre-made refrigerated pie crust or your favorite pie crust recipe)  Divide into 8 balls of dough.

Roll out and fill with 2 tbsp of apple butter. Fold over and seal edges by pressing down with fork. Melt butter and 1/2 cup -1 cup Crisco in pan. Fry pies until lightly brown.