Looking for a quick snack or dessert for the family? Try frying up some pies this evening!
Yes, that’s right. Fried pies are quite simple to make. With just two ingredients and five minutes, you can make these amazing little treats to please.
Here’s what you will need:
- Pie crust
- Pie filling
Okay, so you’ll also need a touch of sugar and/or cinnamon and a skillet or deep fryer with grease.
Pre-made pie dough or pie crusts can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. These pastry items are typically on sale around the holidays. Stock up!
Find canned pie filling in the baking section. You can also use your own canned fruit if you have any. Want something a little different? Try a chocolate or vanilla-filled pie.
When you’re ready to start baking — err frying — go ahead and heat up the oil or grease. It won’t take long to prepare these little babies.
1. Roll out dough
Pre-made dough is perfect for quick pies. Be sure to roll it so it’s thin. Otherwise, you’ll have too much dough and not enough filling. Cut the dough into 6-inch circles or strips. Who says pies have to be circular?
Fill half of your pie with fruit fillings. Canned pie fillings come in many flavors – cherry, lemon, blueberry, to name a few. The possibilities are endless. You can even try your own varieties with pudding!
Flip the non-filled side over and seal the pies by crimping them with a fork so that the pie filling is securely inside the doughy shell.
Lower pies into hot grease and fry for about three minutes. If using a deep fryer, let them fry for the entire three minutes or until they’re a all done. If you’re using a skillet, you’ll need to flip the pies midway through the frying process. Keep a close eye on them! Since the filling is already cooked, pull them out when the crust reaches a golden-brown. Drain them on a paper towel.
While the pies are cooling, sprinkle with powdered sugar or a granulated sugar-cinnamon mix. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
If you want to save them overnight, roll them in a paper towel and place in a sealed baggie in the fridge.
Need more? Try a variety of pie fillings and make enough to share with the neighbors.
There’s only one problem. Everyone will be back for seconds!