– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
– 2 1/2 ounces shortening, approximately 6 tablespoons
– 3/4 cup milk
– 1 egg mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons water
– 2 tbsp. flour
– 2 tbsp. sugar
– Pinch of salt
– 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 1/4 tsp. cornstarch
– 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4. Add the shortening and knead it into the flour with your hands until it is crumbly.
5. Add the milk all at once and mix in with a spatula until it begins to come together.
6. Lightly flour your hands and the countertop and turn the dough out onto the countertop. Knead the dough ball, folding over 10 to 20 times.
7. Using a rolling pin roll the dough to 1/3 to 1/2-inch thickness, then cut into rounds using a 2 1/4-inch ring. Roll each round as thinly as possible or to 5 to 6 inches in diameter. (This might take a little practice to get right–but the dough should be REALLY thin, just one step above tearing apart.)
8. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling onto the dough, brush the edges of half of the dough lightly with the egg wash, fold over and seal the edges together with the tines of a fork, dipping it into flour as needed. Gently press down to flatten and evenly distribute the filling and snip or cut 3 slits in the top of the pie.
9. Brush a little bit of egg wash on the outside of the pie and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
10. To bake pies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place finished pies onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 33 and have been married to Michael for seven years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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