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Ham Pasties

 Ham Pasties
You'll find these in my recipe file under "F"—for "favorites"! My husband is a retired bank manager...we have two married sons and a granddaughter.
27 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pound shortening
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups diced fully cooked ham (1/4-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Poppy seeds or sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in shortening, half at a time, until crumbly. Combine 1/2 cup
  • water, egg and vinegar; add all at once to flour mixture and toss
  • with a fork until dough forms a ball. Add remaining water only if

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Ham Pasties (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • necessary. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for several hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients. On a lightly floured
  • surface, roll out a fourth of the dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Using
  • a 3-1/2- 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 slightly 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° for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 281 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.