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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!
- 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
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.
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