Deep-Fried Cherry Pies
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 309 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Jun 15, 2010
This looks awesome and I love the suggestion about using the biscuits and apple filling
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!Kat
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. delicious
Feb 15, 2008
Can you use a store bought crust for these?