Amish Half-Moon Pies
These are the guaranteed drip-less "preaching pies" that entice
Amish children during long Sunday services.
Makes 1 Pie
Time: 20 min.
Baking Time: 50 min.
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Roll out pastry (use recipe for
Plain Pastry) and cut in 8-inch circles. In a medium saucepan, add dried apples with
water and salt.
Cook until they are soft and pulpy, add sugar,
orange juice and rind, and cinnamon. Simmer until you cook the water away.
Place generous portions of the mixture on half
the pastry rounds, fold over the pastry, pinch the edges tightly
together, and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°
F. and bake about 40 minutes longer until