2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup cold water
1/3 cup white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cooking oil for deep frying
Peel and diced the apples. Add sugar and cinnamon. Cook in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
Preheat cooking oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Fry pies, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on each side; cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectionery sugar.
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