2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
1.Peel and dice apples. Add sugar and cinnamon. Cook in a saucepan on low heat. Cook until soft, then mash with fork to form a thick applesauce.
2.Sift flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening. Add water and mix with fork.
3.Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a large cookie cutter (4 inches in diameter).
4.In each round, place 1 heaping tablespoon fruit. Moisten edges with cold water, fold and press edge with a fork.
5.Heat oil in a large skillet on 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 confectioners sugar.