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Fried Strawberry Pies

Fried Strawberry Pies
Fried Strawberry Pies

Fried Strawberry Pies

Ingredients

First-Place Winner Felicia Dewberry, Clay County

2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, mashed

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup cornstarch

1 (15 oz.) package refrigerated pie crusts

Vegetable oil

Powdered sugar

Preparation

Combine first three ingredients in a saucepan. Bring strawberry mixture to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Cool completely.

Roll one piecrust to press out fold lines; cut into nine circles with a 3-inch round cutter. Roll circles to 3 ½ inch diameter; moisten edges with water. Spoon 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture in the center of each circle; fold over, pressing edges to seal. Repeat with remaining piecrust and strawberry mixture. Place pies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze at least 1 hour. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch into a large heavy skillet; heat to 350 F. Fry pies, in batches, 1 minute on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with powdered sugar.