A Southern staple, homemade fried pies feature a crispy crust with a gooey, chocolate-y filling.

Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Recipe From: Tennessee Home and Farm

Ingredients

Filling:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dough:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Wesson or restaurant oil for frying
 
 

Tips & Notes

• It's important to use Wesson or restaurant oil for frying, no off-brands in this case because the quality of the oil is important to the way the pies turn out.
• If you don't have a mixer or mixer attachment, do it the old-fashioned way by crisscrossing a couple of dinner knives through the mixture.
• A plastic 3-pound margarine tub top works well for cutting the dough into rounds.
• Add a little extra cocoa or chocolate syrup to make the filling richer.
 
 

Instructions

Filling:

  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. Allow to cool and thicken before using as pie filling.

Dough:

  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in shortening using a mixer and its bread hook attachment.
  3. Stir in egg; add milk.
  4. Roll out on a floured biscuit board, as thin as possible, but no less than ¼-inch. Cut into rounds.
  5. Center 2-3 tablespoons of filling on one half of each round, then fold over and seal with fork or edge of saucer.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat and fry pies to a golden brown, turning once.
Recipe From: Farm Flavor - www.farmflavor.com
http://farmflavor.com/chocolate-fried-pies/
 

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