Fried Lemon Pies-just like you remember from childhood!
Who remembers the Tastykake Pies? I know, I know, I’m dating myself. They used to (and probably still do) make fruit pies. Apple, cherry…and Lemon! I loved those lemon pies. I’d take one of those lemon pies over a slice of chocolate cake any day of the week.
Shopping before Christmas, I spotted Comstock Lemon Pie filling. I picked up a can and put it in the pantry where, honestly, I forgot about it. Until the other day. I had already taken a pie crust out of the freezer for another project. And I remembered my friend Kelli had written a post on fried pies. I just couldn’t stand it. I had to make lemon pies, and fast. It almost killed me waiting for the pie crust to thaw.
These pies were so good. Better than the ones I remember from Tastykake. And it only took minutes to make once the pie crust was thawed. The crust was so light and flaky and the filling…oh the filling!
- Canned Lemon Pie Filling
- 2 9 inch pie crusts (I used the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts)
- Oil for frying
- Confectioner's sugar for dusting
- Place 1 inch of oil in a heavy pan, heat over medium heat until hot (about 350 degrees if using a thermometer.)
- On lightly floured surface, roll out pie crust, making sure any cracks are sealed. Cut into sixths. Place 2 tablespoons of filling on 3 of your pie crust sections. Place the the remaining pie crusts on top of the filled sections and seal well with a fork. Carefully place pies in hot oil using a slotted spoon. Fry for one minute then turn over for another 30-45 seconds. Remove from oil to drain on racks or a paper towel covered plate. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before eating. Dust with sugar and enjoy.
- Repeat with remaining pie crust.
Do not over-stuff pies, they will fall apart when you try to flip them in the hot oil.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
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