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Mixed Berry Fried Pies

Mixed berry fried pies are the perfect summer time treat. Blueberries and strawberries are simmered with sugar and fried in a flaky pie crust.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 16 pies
Calories 202kcal
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

For the blueberry fried pies:

  • 2 cups whole blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the strawberry fried pies:

  • 2 cups hulled and crushed strawberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Dough for four pie crusts

Instructions

For the blueberry pies:

  • Heat blueberries in a medium saucepan over medium heat until they start to release their juices, about 5-7 minutes
  • Add the lemon juice.
  • Sift the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon together. Add the mixture to the berries and stir to combine.
  • Bring berries to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and cook until berries are soft and juice has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

For the strawberry fried pies:

  • Heat strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until they start to release their juices, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium low.
  • Gradually whisk in the cornstarch.
  • Simmer the berries until the juices thicken, approximately 3-5 minutes.

To assemble the pies:

  • Roll out each pie crust until it is about 1/8-inch thick and 12-inches in diameter.
  • Using a 3.5-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut the dough into 32 star shapes.
  • Carefully spoon one tablespoon of blueberry filling into the center of 8 pie crust stars. Repeat with the strawberry filling.
  • Gently place the remaining pie crust stars over the top of the filling.
  • Dip the tines of a fork in flour and carefully seal all the edges of the pies. Place the pies in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2-3 cups of vegetable oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the pies to the hot oil a few at a time. Fry for two minutes on one side. Carefully flip the pies over and fry for an additional minute until the crust is golden brown.
  • Drain pies on paper towels.

Notes

Leftover fried pies can be stored at room temperature for up to five days in an airtight container with waxed paper layered in between.
To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the pies on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pie | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 41.5mg | Fiber: 1.65g | Sugar: 13.5g