Chocolate fried pies (as made in Tn.)

Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) Recipe

By Verlene Feijo( pronounce-Fay-Joe) momscookin

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.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
10 to 15
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

21/2 c
sugar
1/4 c
plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
pinch
salt
10 oz
unsalted butter (room temperature)
CHOCOLATE FRIED PIES
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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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
2
PASTRY....
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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts