Deep-Fried Cherry Pies Recipe
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Deep-Fried Cherry Pies Recipe

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“With a wonderfully flaky crust, these stuffed cherry pies always make a quick dessert,” Monica Larkin notes from Shinnston, West Virginia. “My family loves them after dinner or as a snack, but they’re also wonderful for my husband’s take-along lunch.” —Monica Larkin, Shinnston, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  2. Divide dough into four portions; roll each into an 8-in. circle. Place 1/4 cup of pie filling in the center of each circle. Fold dough over filling; secure with toothpicks.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fat-fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry pies, folded side down, in oil for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn and fry 2-3 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels. Remove toothpicks. Serve with syrup and whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Deep-Fried Cherry Pies in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p53

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ens1955 User ID: 5209153 129224
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"This looks awesome and I love the suggestion about using the biscuits and apple filling"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2552234 63106
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2008

"you can also use apple pie filling & carmel ice cream topping in place of the cherry pie filling & maple syrup. tastes great!


hswindoll User ID: 2468488 148149
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

"my sister uses hungry jack biscuits.  she splits one biscuit into two pieces then rolls each piece into a circle.  her pies are the best of this kind i have every eaten.  she uses figs, lemon filling, blueberries, coconut pie filling, sweet potatoes,  pecans, chocolate,  you name it she uses it.


kmcbane User ID: 2111465 149019
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

"Can you use a store bought crust for these?"

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