Chocolate fried pies (as made in Tn.)

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Serves: 10 to 15
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21/2 c sugar
1/4 c plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
pinch salt
10 oz unsalted butter (room temperature)
ingredients ...pastry...
2 c all purpose flour, about
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp ..shortening
3/4 c milk
1 egg mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons water
vegetable oil or canola oil ,for frying

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Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) Recipe
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Dover, TN (pop. 1,417)
Member Since Jan 2010
Verlene's notes for this recipe:
I make good fried pies and a lot of people have ask for chocolate ones like their Granny made years ago ....This is updated a bit but very good ...I hope you enjoy it.
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Place the sugar ,cocoa powder, salt ,and butter into a large zipper topped bag . Squeeze the bag to mix and combine the ingredients.Cut a hole in one corner of the bag . Squeeze or pipe one or two tablespoons of the mixture into the dough center and proceed as for other fried pies. Yield 10 to 15 pies
Combine the flour ,baking powder and salt in the food processer bowl . Pulse for a few seconds and then pour into a LARGE mixing bowl.
Add the shortening and knead into the flour with your hands until it is crumbly.Add the milk all at once. Mix with a spatula until it begins to come together . Lightly flour your hands and the countertop and turn the dough out on to the countertop . Knead the dough ball ,folding over 10 or 20 times. Use a rolling pin roll out the dough to 1/3 to1/2 thickness , then cut into rounds with
a 2 1/4 inch ring cutter or you can use a cup or a glass that is approximatly that size . Roll each round as thin as you can till it is about 5 inches in diameter. Spoon in the filling ,1 or 2 spoonfulls,( or squeeze in if making Chocolate pies)
onto the dough circles , brush the edges of half the circle lightly with egg wash ,fold over and seal the edges together by pressing together with the prongs of a fork . Dip in flour if you need to. . Press down softly to flatten and spread the filling out a little .
Pan fry the pies in skillet or saute pan in 1 or 2 tablespoons oil use low heat ...once heated place 2 or 3 pies in a time into the pan and saute until golden brown on both sides ...about 4 minutes per side till done. Allow to cool 4 or 5 min. before you serve them.

This pastry works with other filling quite well even canned pie filling.

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user sue pearson sudy44 - Jul 14, 2010
I will try this recipe We have potluck once a month at church Ican't wait to tryi
user Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) momscookin - Jul 14, 2010
Let me know how it turns out for you and if you like other fillings with this dough . I have others . We like the dried apple or the dried peach .
user Danna Everhart wuvfoods - Aug 22, 2010
Is that really 9 1/2c of flour, or 2 cups ??
user Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) momscookin - Aug 23, 2010
It should have read 9and 1/2 ounce or about 2 cups FLOUR. Thank you for telling me
user Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) momscookin - Aug 24, 2010
I have corrected it . I sometimes measure with a kitchen scale and
I sort of mixed them together by mistake . It won't happen again

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