Friday, June 20, 2014

Rosie Makes Fried Strawberry Pies.

   Not too long ago,
I made a Peach Galette or Crostada
and I had extra pastry dough left over.
 Then I found out the strawberries were ready for pickin'
at the Malco Strawberry Farm in Currituck.

The planets have aligned!
Mr. Hawthorne and I came home with 10 pounds of strawberries.

And I'm making fried strawberry pies!

I had enough pastry dough for 12 little rounds.

For the filling:
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup cornstarch 
Mix all together in a pan.
Bring to a simmer, stirring.
Let thicken.
Mash the strawberries.
Let cool before filling the rounds.

 Add a tablespoon or so of the cooled strawberry mixture
on the pie rounds.
Don't add too much -
you don't want it spilling out of the seal.

 Dip a finger in water
and run it around the edges.
 Seal and crimp.

 The first one I made, front left,
I overstuffed.
Freeze for at least an hour.

Jar any leftover strawberry filling,
refrigerate it, and spread it on your breakfast toast.

When you're ready to fry the pies,
heat at least an inch of vegetable oil to 350°.
I fried two at a time until golden brown,
about 2 minutes or so.
 Drain on paper towels
and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 Serve hot pies with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

 This was a most excellent fried strawberry pie.
Youngest Hawthorne said these were the best Pop Tarts he's ever had.

I made these after our lunch on Tuesday, for dessert.
Fried up four.
Mr. H. and I shared one.
Youngest Hawthorne ate the other three.

Fast forward 6 hours.
The Hawthornelets are home from fishing.
They want fried strawberry pies..

So, I fried up four more pies.
Drained 'em.
Sprinkled 'em with powdered sugar.
And left the room for a minute.
Came back.


Tammy said...

What a great idea with the left over pastry dough, Rosie! I wish to give these a try soon. They look wonderful ^_^

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Be sure to make enough, Tammy. These were gone in no time! As Youngest Hawthorne said, "These are the best Poptarts I've ever had!"