Monday, July 27, 2015

Pie and Coffee

Sometimes I get so hungry for dessert. I don’t eat sugar at all and limit artificial sweeteners so it’s a ‘challenge’ to enjoy dessert. Usually when I’m really hungry for something sweet, I make a piece of cinnamon toast with butter, lots of cinnamon and a sprinkle of Truvia.

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I love fruit and fried pies are easy to make. I decided to make 4 different fillings, apple with cinnamon, peaches and blueberries, apricot and blueberries and cherry. I squeezed a little fresh lemon in each one and added just a little water.

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I cooked 2 bowls at a time in the microwave for about a minute. Just enough to soften the fruit a little and heat it. Then I added a spoon full of flour and a sprinkle of Truvia…stir stir stir.

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I made up a pie crust with 2 cups of flour, dash of salt, Crisco and ice cold water. Then took a ball and rolled it out. Put the filling in the center, folded it over and crimped the edges with a fork.

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I fried them in Crisco.

OH MY…HOT and DELICIOUS!

I froze most of them! I didn’t eat them ALL!

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Hubby bought a different coffee bean this month and it is rich and robust. He grinds the beans for the freshest and tastiest coffee in the world.

Life is good

even when it’s ‘sugar free’!

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration 

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Happy Monday! Star

Stop by for pie and coffee!

50 comments:

ann said...

A very simple way to make a few pies all at once and have them in the freezer. Love them.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my ! Those fried pies sound and look wonderful! I am going to make some! Fresh ground coffee sounds wonderful too!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you for sharing this nice, easy and healthy recipe with us.
By the way I can't wait to see the new outfits you have made for your dollies.
Hugs, Arlette

Freckled Hen said...

mmm hand pies are the best kind of treat! I have never fried a pie...you must be from the south! We are donut crazy up here, donut shops at every corner. Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Connie said...

Oh . . . these look so yummy. We have been on a no sugar, no carbs diet to help my husband control his diabetes. I'm doing it, too. It is just so much easier not cooking two ways and I feel better, too . . . but those pies are making me drool . . . they look like heaven:) Our neighbor bought some Stevia sweetener and told my Steve that when he loses 15 pounds she's going to bake a cherry pie and have us over. He is only 5 pounds away from that pie and encouraged to keep eating right:)
Have a lovely week.
Connie :)

Helen Philipps said...

Your fried fruit pies sound yummy....and so does that delicious fresh coffee! (I thought of you when I wrote my lavender post :))
Happy new week, Diane.
Helen xox

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The pies look and sound very tasty! I'm not supposed to have sugar, but I have such a hard time giving up my sweetened iced tea so I try not to eat too many sweets. Sometimes you just gotta have something, tho!

Diane said...

Great idea to freeze some. I do that with muffins.

Arlene said...

My mother's fried apple pies will be served in Heaven. I am sure of this!:) I like sweets and I need to cut down on them but looking at your post has made me want PIE!!

Kelly-Anne said...

Good for you dear Diane!
Your pies sound (and look!) scrumptious...I too avoid sugar where I can...but I confess that I am not as good as you are...smiles...
Hmmm...pie and coffee sounds like a delightful idea!
Hugs and much love to you!
Kelly-Anne

Vee said...

Good plan to create what you can enjoy and feel as if you have a real treat because you really do! They look delicious.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I don't eat sugar or artificial sweeteners, Diane. I use honey when I want to bake a dessert. xo Laura

Joy H said...

Sounds delish! And they look tasty too. Enjoy :)
My Mom used to make us some cinnamon toast when we
were young. Good Memories.
Joy @ Books and Life

Mary Cromer said...

Now that certainly does look easy as pie ;) and quite yummy as well. When I want something sweet, I do the cinnamon raisin toast and once buttered sprinkle on a few minced pecans, heavenly, with a cup of hot tea and honey ;)

Dewena said...

Those look just like the "fried peach pies" my mother made years and years ago. I hadn't thought of them in ages but I can just taste them now. Yours are much healthier I'm sure.

Alex said...

How tasty they look! And at least they have fruit!
I gave up all sugar for 6 weeks once, it was hard, especially at dessert time.
Now I have well and truly lapsed!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yes, please - I'll be right over! Yummy and sugar free - what could be better? And fresh ground coffee....that wonderful aroma! A lovely way to start the day. Hugs xo Karen

Happy@Home said...

I'm sitting here munching on dark chocolate almonds and trying to convince myself that they are a health food, so I understand rationalizing our sugar intake. It seems to me you have come up with a good and tasty solution. Yum!! The coffee looks delicious too. I'll be right over :D.

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice variety, Diane, and they look delicious. I hope you have some left over for when I stop in. LOL Yum! Have a nice evening, friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Who needs sugar when you have all that natural sweetness in the fruit! These look great and I love a a robust cup of coffee!

Linda

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Your Pies look scrumptious and a bonus to be sugar free. Organic coffee too is the best.

Stacey said...

Yum yum!! I like your thinking.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Mmmmm, those look delicious, Diane! Yes, one for me, please!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yummy... We arre no sugar at our house too plus I really try to watch carbs (boring old people )... I would do the fillings alone though ... Yummy, maybe with a spoonful of no sug Greek yogurt on top? We do love fresh fruit. I save the carbs for that

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I would love to try making a fruit pie sometime! Thank you for joining and sharing this recipe at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J this week! Have a wonderful week.
Julie

My thrift store addiction said...

These look delicious! Yum!

acorn hollow said...

I have never had a fried pie but sure sound good. We grind out beans too. We are both wimps we do not like it very strong so 8 O'clock coffee for us is great.
Cathy

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those pies look yummy. I cannot imagine not eating sugar. xo

Gina said...

Oh my! I've never had a fried pie before but I would sure like to eat one or two or three! Mmm

kathyinozarks said...

your fruit pies look delicious! fun in the kitchen

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, what a great recipe for a dessert that's so good and sugar free. They look so delicious and just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. The coffee looks good too.

Let me know if this comment arrives in your inbox this time. I think I found the problem. By changing my settings to a noreply, my comments now arrive to bloggers inbox.
I think you already have my email address. It seems google doesn't like yahoo. LOL

Hugs, cm

Anne Payne said...

Oh wow! Those fried pies look delicious. And with a cup of that rich coffee...oh yeah!

Dayle said...

I love fried pies. I try to limit sugar but no way could I give it up entirely.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Very delicious pies and will be so handy for you to pull out of the freezer. I've never tried this type of pie. The size is so manageable. I applaud you for eliminating sugar from your diet. I'm trying to really reduce sugar and white flour from mine.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Delicious Diane!

Margaret said...

That sounds wonderful! Enjoy! Maggie

Kira Brennan said...

Looks delicious!

Trace4J said...

Oh my I do love pie!
And those look heavenly.
Ive missed you sweet friend.
Big woolie hugs to you

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely YUMMY! I've promised Josie fresh blueberry pie! These look delightful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, your sugar free pies look delicious! It sure is hard trying to give up sugar! Thanks for sharing your recipe, enjoy your day!

Mildred said...

Diane, I love fruit pies and sure appreciate this recipe. In Autumn, the local apple orchards sell fried apple pies and they are so tasty. Your coffee sounds very delicious...that is one of the few things we still treat ourselves to!!! lol
Have a good evening.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You made me very hungry!!! Love fruit pies and it seemed so easy!! I'll have to try that!!! The peaches are wonderful now and we are also enjoying the blueberries from Costco. Love ALL the berries from Costco!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Those look delicious Diane! and so smart of you to think of something so tasty and sugar free too. I would like one of those right now; I'm feeling hungry :)

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great way to make pies...and they looks so yummy!!!
hugs,
Cindy

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diane, what time can I drop in! My heavens, those look scrumptious! Oh, I'll bring the coffee!
Hope you have a great day!
Nancy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Yum those fried pies look delicious and a good way to get your sweet treat...I am having mine now..fresh peaches from a farm...juicy...I might eat about 5 of them in a row before forcing myself to stop, lol! :) Off to see the other doll clothes now at Sheila's...

Jessica Pelasky said...

You had me at coffee! YUM! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Linda H said...

Yummy! They look and sound so good. I'm making a full size raspberry pie today, picked 6 quarts of raspberries last night from my patch. And there's likely that many more waiting to be picked today. It's a bumper crop this year.

Stephanie said...

Oh sweet friend, your fried pies bring back memories of last summer when you inspired me to make some :) I wish I could have come over for a hand pie and some sweet fellowship :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs!

Susanne Tyree said...

Yes to the fried pies. This is memories for me too. I made some last year. Only thing I do is to use canned biscuits, roll each out on a floured surface, put the filling in and fold over, crimp edges with a fork dipped in flour and fry in pan with a little oil. You will have 10 unless you can find biscuits that have 5 in the can. One of the easiest desserts to make, and yummy too.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)