Pop's Deer Camp Fried Fruit Pie Recipe
While this recipe isn't for wild game, around our deer camp, its a must-have staple. My dad makes them with dried apples or pear preserves that he and mom put up each fall, but a can or two of your favorite fruit pie filling works in a pinch. Did you make jelly with the blackberries you picked back in the summer? Try that for a filling.
For every 8 pies
1 21-ounce can of your favorite fruit pie filling
1 can jumbo sized biscuits (we used Grand's brand)
1/2 cup flour
Vegetable oil or shortening for frying
This one is simple, even in deer camp. Simply spread the flour on a smooth work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out a biscuit into a roughly 6-7 inch round, about an 1/8 of an inch thick.
Fold the dough over to make a half-circle. Crimp the edges together tightly with a fork or with the tips of your fingers.
Heat 1/4" of vegetable oil, shortening, or a blend of the two in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Feeling adventurous? Try a little bear grease or lard.
Fry the pies for 3-4 minutes per side until the crust is golden brown and flaky. Wrap the warm pies in a double layer of aluminum foil to pack it afield with you.