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Mini pies for 4th of July picnics from Little Dutch Bakery

Mini pies for 4th of July picnics
 
Easy pie dough recipe  for personal pies
  
Ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour
2 dashes of salt
1 cup of  veg. shortening   or  butter (adds a little more flavor)
1 cup of ice cold water 
Favorite pie filling  (diced up a little)
Eggwash =1 egg   and a little water(a few tablespoons) beat together (to promote browning)
Pastry brush
Favorite cookie cutters
Baking sheet  (I use silicone papers on mine)
Icing  or  sugar  (for the topping)
    
 
Procedure
Place  flour- salt in mixing bowl 
Add shortening  and cut in with  a pastry blender  or your hands  until  shortening is  marble size
Add ice water a little at a time  while kneading  until  somewhat smooth
Roll out on   dough on floured  table  until  somewhat thin
Cut out  2 identical  shapes
Place favorite  diced fruits  on one side of cut out shape
Place other side of cut out on top like a sandwich
Press on edges a little to seal
Egg wash top of pies with a pastry brush
With a  sharp knife  OR  scissors, cut small slits on top to allow steam to escape
Sprinkle sugars  or leave plain to ice later
Bake at 400 degrees  for  approx.  12-15 minutes or  until   a lite  brown.(all ovens bake diff.)
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