Pi Day: Wednesday Edition

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.

Chocolate & Coconut Fried (Baked) Pies
Mary Ruth’s Fried Pie Crust

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.

Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Pudding

1 C Sugar
3 T flour
1 egg
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 egg
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


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