Preparation info

  • Makes

    20

    pies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All: Recipes, Remembrances, and a Little Riotous Behavior

The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All

By Mary Martha Greene

Published 2021

  • About

My mother always used to talk about the fried hand pies my great-grandmother made, and I remember my grandmother making them, too. These half-moon shaped fried peach or apple turnovers were just the perfect size to fit in your hand. I searched through all the recipe boxes in the house, but the only recipe I could find for the hand pies was a very cryptic one: the filling called for a “peck of peaches, 8 cups of sugar, and 2 cups of vinegar.” I thought that sounded a little harsh, so I playe