Wednesday, April 04, 2007


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CRUST: (or just use your favorite pie crust recipe - which is what I did)1 stick butter
1/2 c. Crisco
1 c. boiling water
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 - 4 c. flour

Melt butter and Crisco in microwave. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Don't over mix. Cool.

FILLING:4 c. diced onions (yes, 4 c.)
1 c. chopped carrots (heaping)
3/4 c. rutabaga, chopped (I added more of the other veggies and skipped this)
4 c. potatoes, diced
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Sprinkle garlic salt (LOTS OF GARLIC
1 1/2 lbs. pasty meat (70% beef, 30% pork - I use ground turkey or all veggies)

Mix well. Roll dough into circles. Add filling on one side of circle. Wet (with water) edges around side with filling. Add 1/2 teaspoon butter on top of filling (I forgot). Fold empty side of dough over filling. Press (seal) edges tight. Trim edges and make a 1" slit on top (in middle) of pasty (you can see I don't need to worry about slits ::snort::). Brush top with milk. Repeat until all ingredients are gone. Bake for 1 hour at 400 degrees. (I baked for 25 minutes). Makes 6 jumbo pasties - I made 8 from a recipe that makes 2 9 in crusts....I used about 1/2 of the filling and made a great soup with the leftovers.


Kathy in WA said...

De'Etta - what are you going to use instead of the Crisco? All butter? We definitely want to see a picture. Try not to forget. ha!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I use coconut oil - you really can skip that crust and use your favorite pie crust recipe - that's what I do.

Kathy in WA said...

Looks delicious, De'Etta. Gives me a great dinner idea. Thanks. I'm trying really hard to be creative and fun in my dinner preparations these days. So much easier to just throw anything on the table. Ha! I wonder if you could use bread dough and make them sort of like stromboli? I'm not a good pie crust baker (although I can open up a box if necessary and use store bought).

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Kathy - bread would be fine - they'd be like stromboli or hot pockets...when I had my act togehter I would do them this way, bake them and freeze them. They made great "on the road" meals. Yesterday I was running late and it was time to take the boys across town (for our cancelled outing LOL) - I grabbed a left over pasty and ate in it the van.....I think I'll do more of these.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I should say that I was thinking "quick and dirty pasties" would be

prepared pie crust from store

mixed veggies, those chunked square frozen potatoes and add your spices. LOL