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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Hot Country Artist Travis Rice Celebrates National Apple Pie Day With Recipe!

Travis Rice who is known for his infectious personality and down-home charm recently released his new single, Runnin’ All The Red Lights. Written by Rice, David Ross and Steve O’Brien, the track follows his last release Turn Me On as well as his first No. 1 hit with Always Have Mexico.

In typical southern fashion, I grew up with a lot of casseroles like sweet potato and broccoli, fried cabbage, and fried apple pies!

Dish: Fried Apple Pies

Ingredients for the pastry:

5 cups all-purpose flour

1 TBSP salt

1 TBSP sugar

1 cup Crisco shortening

1 beaten egg

1 16 oz can evaporated milk

Combine egg and evaporated milk. Combine dry ingredients; add shortening, working in until it looks like coarse cornmeal. Add milk and egg mixture and stir until moistened. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.

Ingredients for filling:

8 large apples

4 TBSP butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Melt butter in a skillet. Add peeled and sliced apples to pan. Add sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until soft and tender. Allow to cool.

Transfer the dough to lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with large round cookie cutter.

In each round place some apple filling and fold in half and seal edges with a fork.

Heat vegetable oil in a large pan until it reaches 375 degrees and brown each side of the pies until golden. Drain on paper towels.

About Travis Rice: With bold vocals and a rugged allure, this Tennessee native has shared the stage with Colt Ford, Craig Morgan, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, among others. He has been receiving positive feedback since his debut release in 2016, Women, Water and Beer which was then followed by When The Fish Didn’t Bite, Don’t Waste The Rain, Sinking Ship, Always Have Mexico (No. 1 for eight weeks straight on the Fan Voted Chart, making him the only independent artist in the Top 10 during that time), and Turn Me On. Rice’s confident baritone voice and winning stage presence have earned the adoration of country music fans for several years as he performs all around the country. “If you want to know who I am, just listen to my music. It’s a snapshot of what was happening in my life during that time.” With real emotion embedded in his songs, Rice is destined to remind fans and performers why we all love and connect with country music.


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