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Fried Jam Pies

With the holiday baking season upon us, you’re sure to have some leftover pie crust dough–here’s one way to use it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jam pies, pies
Servings: 8
Calories: 156kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-2 refrigerated ready-made pie crust -OR- pie crust scraps
  • 1/2 cup approximate any flavor jam or preserves
  • confectioner's sugar
  • oil for frying
  • water for sealing

Instructions

  • Unroll refrigerated pie crusts. If using scraps, roll out to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Use a 3-inch diameter round cookie cutter (or glass or jar lid of same size) to cut circles of crust. Gather scraps, roll out again, repeat the cutting.
  • Heat about 1/2-inch of oil in a heavy skillet to 350 degrees F. Oil will shimmer when it gets to the right frying temperature.
  • Place about 1 teaspoon of jam in the center of each circle. Wet finger with water and dampen the outside rim of each cut circle. Fold crust over, making a half-moon shape. Seal edges with a fork.
  • Place pies in hot oil (don't overcrowd them in pan--fry in batches if necessary). Fry each side about 1 minute, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Cool completely.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
  • NOTE: I got 8 "pies" out of 1 refrigerated pie crust.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg