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Green Tomato Mincemeat Fried Pies

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Green Tomato Mincemeat Fried Pies

Post  camprn on 8/4/2011, 3:58 pm

Green Tomato Mincemeat Fried Pies


by Back to the Basics--Hope for the best, Prepare for the Worst




"Mincemeat
filling made from the early season OR late season green tomatoes. This
filling may be used with any fried pie recipe."

Ingredients:

2 pounds green tomatoes
3/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups water
3 pounds tart apples - peeled, cored and
chopped
1 1/2 pounds raisins
3 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3 tablespoons ice water
3 cups shortening for frying

Directions:
1.
Chop the tomatoes very coarsely. Place tomatoes in a colander
and drain, by pressing with your hand, all the tomato juice possible.
Put the tomatoes in a large sauce pan with 1 cup of water, heat to
boil, drain well.

2. Put the tomatoes back in the sauce pan with 1 cup of water, heat to boil, drain again.

3.
Now, put the tomatoes back in the sauce pan with one cup of
water, apples, raisins, brown sugar, 3 1/2 teaspoons salt, vinegar and
1/2 cup shortening. cook slowly until transparent.(30 min.) Stir often.

4. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon rind and juice.

5.
For the Pastry: In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 teaspoon
salt and shortening. Add ice water,1 tablespoon at a time, until the
dough barely holds together.

6. Roll dough out to
1/8 inch thick on floured surface. Cut a 5 inch circle, place a large
spoonful of filling on one half of the circle. Fold over and seal the
edges by pressing them with a fork. Continue until all dough is used.

7.
In a large skillet, Heat shortening to 360 degrees F (182
degrees C). place 4 pies in the hot shortening at a time. Fry until
golden-brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.


Submitted By: Jerry Bledsoe
Servings: 24

Source:
www.allrecipes.com

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