• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 11 mins
  • Serves: 6

Fried Cherry Pies

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 Ingredients List

  • For the filling ~
  • 3 cups pitted cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Combine cherries, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Cook, stirring, until cherries are juicy and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring 5 more minutes.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of cherry juice into a small bowl.
Stir in cornstarch until dissolved.
Pour cornstarch mixture back into saucepan with cherries and continue to simmer, stirring, until very thick, 6 to 8 more minutes.
Transfer to a bowl, stir in the lemon juice and let cool.

To make the pies ~
Roll out pie dough on lightly floured board or counter.
use either store bought pie crust or homemade – both are great.
Cut pie dough into small rounds.
Place 1 1/2 tablespoons cherry filling in the center of each round, then fold in half to enclose and crimp with fork to seal edges.
Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a deep skillet until a deep-fry thermometer registers 360 degrees F.
Fry the pies in batches – about 3 to 4 at a time.
Turn pies one time cooking until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a rack to cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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