Fried Pinchy Pies

Fried Pinchy Pies

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Chef John 23865

"I am obsessed with the thought of frying things on white bread, which led to being obsessed with the thought of frying things IN white bread. These fried peanut butter and jelly pinchy pies are the result."
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10 m servings 530 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 530 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 40.1 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut bread into 3 1/2-inch rounds using a round cutter.
  3. Spread peanut butter into the center of 2 slices of bread, leaving 1/2-inch space around the border. Repeat with the jelly for the remaining 2 slices of bread.
  4. Place 1 slice jelly bread and 1 slice peanut butter bread together and press down edges to form a seal. Repeat with remaining slices.
  5. Place pies in preheated oil and cook until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.


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I love Chef John. I mean, seriously. How awesome is this guy? Pinchy Pies? You had me at Pinchy. I love the recipe, his cadence, and all his little jokes. Give this man his own show. :)

Outstanding PP&J Pinchy Pies!! I tried it with thin sliced ham and various cheeses. All had their own pop, as it were; however, I found American cheese the best in my humble opinion.

Super yummy and very kid friendly! These will become a lunchtime staple in my house!

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