Introduction: "Baked", Not "Fried Pies"

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I love skillet fried pies, but they are so greasy and fall apart, I figured there must be a better way, so I came up with this method:

2 - packages Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts
1 - can Wilderness or  Walmart's GV pie filling.  Try Cherry, Apple, Raspberry or Lemon.......they are all good.
This recipe makes 16.

Unroll pie crusts, slice each into 4 pie shaped pieces. Use rolling pin to enlarge each 50 to75%, making the dough thinner.  Try to keep it triangle shaped. Spoon about 1 big tablespoon of the filling into one triangle. Don't overfill or it will squirt out while baking.  Use a pastry brush or your finger to apply a little water or milk to the edges to help seal them.  Bring the 2 corners up and join them. Continue until it is sealed all the way around. Lay it flat and seal using a table fork or pie crimper (available on eBay). As you finish each, lay them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Poke a fork in center of each to let steam out as they bake.  Paint the top of each with mixture of egg yoke & milk.  Bake about 25 minutes @ 350 F. I remove from oven when they start showing a little browning. 

I am still learning and making changes in my recipe. I made a tool to seal the edges of the crust. (see photo) It works great but I have discovered that one can of filling is too much for 8 pies. Filling them too full tends to break the seal and leak filling out, so I am now using 1.5 pkg of crusts (3 crusts) to make 12 pies.


graydog111 (author)2014-03-29

You are right......yummy, simple and fast. The fried ones are a little better but a whole lot messier.

waemisegger (author)2014-01-15

looks great will try but with pie crust from scratch and different fillings. thanks for the post

graydog111 (author)waemisegger2014-01-15

Thanks waemisegger. Let us know how they turn out.

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