Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

Yep you heard right Deep Fried Blubbery Pie. As if regular blueberry pie wasn’t good enough!

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love them in muffins, cakes, and pancakes. But I love them even more wrapped up in pie dough, deep-fried, and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

With fresh blueberries in season I decided to take advantage of the abundance of fruit and make my own blueberry pie filling for my Deep Fried Blueberry Pie. As for the dough I took the easy way out and opted for a store bought refrigerated pie dough. Trust me its just as good and saves ALOT of time.

Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

These Blueberry Pies are amazing. Think warm thick blueberries with a hint of orange zest wrapped up in a crispy pie shell. I doesn’t get better than this.

The use for this blueberry pie filling doesn’t stop here. Use it on top of ice cream, yogurt, or even cheesecake.

Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

If you are snazzy and have a round biscuit cutter for the pie dough go ahead and use that if you prefer. I don’t have a biscuit cutter so I went ahead and made the squares.

To make the blueberry pie filling start by adding 1 1/2 cups of the blueberries, orange zest, water, and corn starch. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Sauce will be thick and chunky. Crush the blueberries as you cook with the back of a spoon or spatula. 

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Next add in the remaining 1/2 cup of blueberries and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

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Take of the heat and allow blueberry sauce to cool. I recommend transferring the sauce to a bowl or letting it sit in the fridge for a couple of minutes. This will speed up the process a bit. 

As we are waiting for our blueberry pie filling to cool let’s get started on the dough. Start by rolling out the pre-made refrigerated pie dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut the rounded edges off so you have a nice long rectangle. Next, cut the dough into long strips. 

pre-made pie dough

Cut again to make small rectangles.

Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

Now it’s time to starting filling. Top each piece of pie dough with 1 teaspoon of the blueberry pie filling.

Deep Fried Blueberry Pie

Place another piece of pie dough on top.With your finger push down around the corners to make sure none of the blueberry pie filling with seep out. Next, dip a fork in some flour and imprint the edges of the pie pocket.

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Heat oil to 350 degrees. You can check the oil to make sure it’s hot by placing a scrap of dough to see if it sizzles. Add the blueberry pies two at a time so they do not overcrowd the oil and stick together. Fry for about a minute on each side. They should come out golden brown and the dough should be cooked throughout.

Place on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Allow to cool for a minute. I know it’s hard! I burnt my mouth a couple of times trying to eat these before they were cool. 

The finished product is a crispy flaky pie on the outside with a warm gooey center.

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Deep Fried Blueberry Pies
 
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Serves: Makes about 16 pies
Ingredients
  • 1 Package of pre-made pie dough (should contain 2 crusts)
  • 2 cups fresh Blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar, as needed
Instructions
  1. To make the blueberry pie filling start by adding 1½ cups of the blueberries, orange zest, water, and corn starch to a medium saucepan. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Mash up the blueberries as they cook with the back of your spoon or spatula. Sauce will be thick and chunky. Next add in the remaining ½ cup of blueberries and cook for another 5 additional minutes on low heat.
  2. Take the blueberry pie filling off the heat and allow to cool. I recommend transferring the sauce to a bowl or letting it sit in the fridge for a couple of minutes. This will speed up the cooling process.
  3. While we are waiting for the sauce to cool start rolling out the pre-made pie dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut the rounded edges off so you have a nice long rectangle. Cut the dough again into long strips (as shown above). Cut long strips again into little rectangles.
  4. Place about a teaspoon of the blueberry pie filling on top of each rectangle. Place another piece of pie dough on top of the filling. Using your fingers push down around the corners to make sure none of the blueberry pie filling with seep out. Next, dip a fork in some flour and imprint the edges of the pie pocket making sure none of the blueberry pie filling will seep out.
  5. Heat oil to 350 degrees. You can check the oil to make sure it’s hot by placing a scrap of dough to see if it sizzles. Add the blueberry pies two at a time so they do not overcrowd the oil and stick together. Fry for about a minute on each side. They should come out golden brown and the dough should be cooked throughout.
  6. Place on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Allow to cool for a minute.Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

 

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