Little Fried Pies

That’s the best name for these, because that’s what they taste like. Made with wonton wrappers, filled just like a turnover, fried and covered with confectioners sugar. Crispy and sweet… they were described as “little pieces of fried joy”!

Although I highly recommend the homemade apple filling below (it’s so yummy!), you can use canned pie filling. You will need to pulse the filling in a blender to chop up the fruit a bit. Try different fillings, like cherry, raspberry or peach…

 Apple Pie Filling

 Peel and chop 2 large apples. In a small bowl whisk together until no lumps remain:
    2/3 cup sugar
    1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    4 tbsp. potato or corn starch
    pinch of sea salt

Whisk in 1 cup cold water; set aside. In a saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. unsalted butter over medium-high heat and add the chopped apple. Fry until tender. Add the sugar/water mixture and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thick. Remove from heat.

Makes enough filling for about 3 1/2-4 dozen pies. If you don’t want to fry so many pies, use the rest of the apple filling for muffins. It’s wonderful!

In a small dish, whisk one egg. Take one wonton wrapper, fill with about a 1 1/2 tsp. of filling use your finger or a pastry brush to brush the top two corners of the wrapper as shown. Fold over and press firm all the way around to seal. Seal very well! Done and ready to fry. Repeat with remaining filling.

 Heat 1 1/2″ vegetable oil to about 270 degrees. Getting the temperature of the oil just right can be tricky, but you can test it with a small scrap of wonton wrapper. As soon as you drop the scrap in, it should immediately rise to the top, surrounded with lots of bubbles, and should be brown within about 10 seconds and be ready to turn over. If the oil is too hot, anything you drop in will burn within a few seconds! 
Drop the pies in one or two at a time, fry until light brown and then turn over with a pair of tongs. When brown on both sides, remove and drain on a paper towel.
Cool for a couple of minutes, drop into confectioners sugar and coat all over. 

So delicious. Enjoy them! Jessica
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