July 28, 2009

Fried Strawberry Tarts





Continuing with strawberry recipes is this one that I can't wait to try. Thanks to my sister Lee in Tennessee, its gonna be a keeper.


Fried Strawberry Tarts
makes 18 tarts 

2 cups fresh strawberries, mashed
3/4 cups sugar
Grandmothers Pie Crust recipe
1/4 cup cornstarch
Vegetable Oil
Powder sugar
    Combine strawberries, sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan.
    Bring strawberry mixture to boil over medium heat.
    Cook, stirring constantly 1 minute or until thickened. Cool completely.
    Roll out pie crust and cut into 9 (4 inch) circles. Moisten edges with water. Spoon 3 teaspoons strawberry mixture into the center; fold over and press edges together. Repeat until all is completed.
    Pour oil to measure one inch in skillet or use a deep fat fryer. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
    Fry pie in batches for two minutes. Drain on paper towel an sprinkle with powder sugar.
    Note: Freezing pies for one hour before frying can help the crust stay together during frying.

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