Yummy goodness wrapped in a pie crust

Two words:

FRIED PIES!

Yes, you are reading that correctly, I said “Fried pies!”, which are two of my favorite words!  Anything that is worth eating is either fried or a pie.  Although, I do have to admit I do not do a whole lot of frying in my house.  Shoot, me making fried anything for my family is a treat for them. 

Now, desserts are a different story.  I’m sure by now you all know that I do a ridiculous amount of baking.  Hey, it’s good for the soul!  Because I do so much baking there is no possible way I can eat everything I make.  Luckily for me I have a family that loves desserts and not too mention daycare parents who love desserts as well.  I love the expression on people’s faces when you give them a sweet treat.  It’s priceless!!

These pies I made were Strawberry Fried Pies and they are reminiscent to the old McDonald’s Apple Pies when they used to fry them instead of trying to be healthy and baking them.  Who the heck goes to McDonald’s for a healthy meal anyway?!? 

Note to Mickey D’s: Fried pies are ALWAYS better!!

Sorry, I got a little off subject.  Where was I?  ……Oh, so these pies can be frozen and taken out when you are ready to fry them up.  It’s great to keep in the freezer for snacks or an emergency dessert.  I would even suggest you top it off with vanilla ice cream.  I am even considering maybe adding chocolate or Nutella into the strawberry mixture, yum!

 

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    Fried Strawberry Pies

    recipe adapted from: southern living

    Ingredients:

    2 cups fresh strawberries, mashed
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
    Vegetable oil
    Powdered sugar

    Directions:

    Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring strawberry mixture to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Cool completely.

    Roll 1 piecrust to press out fold lines; cut into 9 circles with a 3-inch round cutter. Roll circles to 3 1/2-inch diameter; moisten edges with water. Spoon 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture in the center of each circle; fold over, pressing edges to seal. Repeat with remaining piecrust and strawberry mixture.

    Place pies in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freeze at least 1 hour.

    Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350°. Fry pies, in batches, 1 minute on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

     

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2 Responses to “Yummy goodness wrapped in a pie crust”

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    Erica — May 25, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    Would this recipe work the same if I used cherry pie filling? I have a friend that LOVES fried cherry pies and this looks really easy and yummy!

    • Domesticated Diva replied: — May 25th, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

      Yes, I am sure any pie filling would work. Cherry would be really delicious!

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