Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to make a homemade cherry pie from scratch, BUT do not fret because these fried cherry pies are just.as.good. In only 5 easy steps you have the tastiest and easiest (truly the easiest!) mini fried cherry pies to share with your loved ones… or to keep for yourself. They’re great alone or on the side with a bowl of cherry or vanilla ice cream. Now, you could make your own homemade dough, but that would definitely add to the prep time. So don’t tell anyone, but we did use a pre-made pie crust (shhhhhh!). It’s something we don’t do often, but feel like it’s okay in our busy lifestyles! There’s also a stipulation because you kind of have to use Luxardo Maraschino Cherries or something comparable. The thick juice and luxuriousness of these cherries are what make the pies so good. These fried cherry pies have a high-low aspect to them, ha! Get the steps for these delicious pies of cherry goodness below…
Fried Cherry Pies
1 package of pie dough
1 jar Luxardo Maraschino Cherries (has to be these or comparable)
1 container of vegetable oil
sugar for garnishing
Step 1: Unroll the dough
Step 2: Cut each circle using a 3.25″ or 3.5″ pastry cutter
Step 3: Fill each circle with 2-3 cherries and close it up like a taco pinching the sides together sealing any holes.
Step 4: Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot and fry those cherry pies until golden brown!
Step 5: Toss in a bowl with sugar and enjoy!