- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 15 min
- Total Time: 45 min
- Makes: 18 servings
Jam & Fruit Hand Pies
- 3 cups All-purpose flour, plus more to coat surface
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Soybean oil-based shortening
- 6 tablespoons Ice water
- 3⁄4 cups 100% Fruit-based jam, divided
- 1 Large egg, beaten
- 6 cups Soybean oil (for deep frying)
- 1 cup Powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons Milk
Instructions for Jam & Fruit Hand Pies
Place flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Gradually add ice water, mixing until dough can be formed into a ball. Transfer to a floured surface and knead lightly.
Roll out dough 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 18 circles (5-inch each), re-rolling dough pieces as needed
Place 2 teaspoons jam into the center of each dough circle. Brush edges with egg; fold the edge of the dough over the jam to form a half circle. Crimp edges to seal. Bake or fry as desired.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place pies on a baking sheet. Brush pies with the beaten egg and prick tops with fork tines. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown; cool completely. Mix powdered sugar and milk together. Drizzle over pastries.
Preheat soybean oil to 365°F.
Fry for about 4 minutes, carefully turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Cool completely. Mix powdered sugar and milk together. Drizzle over pastries.