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), 0mg 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 129224
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

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

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 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 149019
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

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

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