Ham pasties

Yield: 54 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 cups All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking powder
1 pounds Lard -- or shortening
½ cup Water -- or 3/4 cold water
1 each Egg -- beaten
2 teaspoons Vinegar
Filling:
3 cups Cooked ham -- diced 1/4 in.
Piece
2 tablespoons Green pepper -- diced
2 tablespoons Pimientos
1 tablespoon Onion -- minced
1 can Cream of mushroom soup -- 10
¾ Oz
Undiluted
Glaze:
1 each Egg
1 tablespoon Water
Poppy seeds or sesame seeds

In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and baking powder.

Cut in lard, half at a time, until particles are the size of small peas. Combine ½ cup water, egg and vinegar; add all at once to flour mixture and stir with a fork just until dough holds together.

Add remaining water only if necessary. Form into a ball; wrap tightly and refrigerate for several hours. Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one-fourth of the dough to ⅛ in. thickness. Using a 3½ to 4 in. round cutter, cut dough into circles. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Spread a scant tablespoon of filling on half of each circle. Moisten edge slighly with water and fold over, sealing with the tines of a fork. Cut slits in top of pasties. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. In a small bowl, beat egg with water; brush tops of pasties. Sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake at 400 deg. for 15 to 20 min. or until golden. Serve warm Yield: 3 ½ to 4 ½ dozen.

Recipe By : Taste Of Home

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