Honeyed Apple-Cranberry Fried Pies Recipe
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2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

1 cup fresh cranberries*

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1/8 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts

Vegetable oil

1 tablespoon sugar

Cook first 5 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a large saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool completely, and drain.

Roll piecrusts to 12-inch circles; cut each crust into 9 (4-inch) circles.

Spoon 1 level tablespoon fruit mixture onto half of each pastry circle. Moisten edges with water; fold dough over fruit mixture, pressing edges to seal. Crimp edges with a fork dipped in flour.

Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350. Fry pies, in batches, 2 minutes on each side. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and sprinkle over hot pies.

*Thawed frozen cranberries or dried cranberries may be substituted for fresh cranberries.

Note: If you don't want to fry these irresistible pies, you can bake them instead. Place them on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 425 F. for 12 minutes or until golden and crispy.

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