Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Pie Recipes #199 - Fried Sweet Potato Pies Recipe

Fried Sweet Potato Pies
Submitted by Linda

Serves/Makes: 25

4 1/2 cups plain or self-rising flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening (lard, Crisco)
2 eggs
1 cup milk

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
Oil for frying
confectioners sugar for dusting, optional

Directions:In a bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in shortening untilmixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine eggs and milk;add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.DON'T overmix! Cover and chill several hours.Filling: In a large bowl, combine ingredients; stir untilsmooth. Divide dough into 25 portions. On a floured surface,roll each portion into a 5-inch circle. Spoon 2 tablespoons offilling on half of each circle, keeping away from the edges.Moisten edges with water; fold dough over filling and pressedges with a fork to seal. Prick tops with a fork 4 to 5times. In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 inch shortening to 375 degrees. Fry pies, a few at a time, for 1 minute on each sideor until golden brown.Drain on a rack or on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar, if desired. What you don't eat (if any), store inrefrigerator.


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