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Deep-Fried Cherry Pies

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

“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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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