• 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.

Baking Instructions:

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.

Frying instructions:

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.

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