I read something last week in Cooking Light that this coming Friday (3/14) is Pi day and they are encouraging readers to make a pie in honor of pie day. I have decided to post something each day until Friday in honor of Pi Day.
Today I am sharing a recipe for Fried Pies or rather Baked Pies that I made for a church fellowship Sunday. I have been told by several sources they were quite yummy.
3 Cups Flour ( I used 2 cups white/1 cup whole wheat)
1 tsp salt
3/4 C. Crisco (I prefer butter flavored)
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 C. Water
2 tsp. vanilla
Sift Flour and salt. Combine dry ingredients with shortening using a pastry blender. Add egg, water & vanilla to mix. Chill until ready to use.
For the filling I used my Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Pudding and the filling from my mom’s Coconut pie.
1 C Sugar
3 T flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 T Butter
1 ½ C. Milk (try almond milk for a slight nutty taste)
1 T Cocoa
Combine sugar, flour, and cocoa. Add egg and milk. Cook in double boiler until thick. Stir occasionally. After removing from heat add vanilla and butter. Instead of using a double boiler I use the microwave on defrost be sure to check and stir it every 2-3 minutes.
Mom’s Coconut Pie
1 C Sugar ( I use 1/2 sugar & 1/2 Turbinado)
3 T Flour
1 1/2 C Milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 C. coconut
1/2 stick butter or margarine
Cook sugar, flour, egg, milk in double boiler or microwave until thick. Stir occasionally. After removing from heat add coconut, vanilla and butter. I