happpie Cinco-de PIE-o
PIE TACOS AND CHALUPAS!?
pie crust rolled in butter, cinnamon & sugar then fried?! filled with your favorite pie filling and cream?! yes, PLEASE!!!
ok, first up, a flaky pie crust. this is the cafe’s original pie crust & makes 3# of pie dough, which will yield about 20 tacos!
pre-heat oven 350
5 cups of flour
2 cups of crisco
1 cup of water
1 tsp salt
add salt to water and set aside. combine flour and crisco and bowl, cut in with fork or pastry cutter, until crumbly. add liquid and begin to work into flour with hands. don’t over work the dough, it should feel soft and not stick to hands. there will be extra flour in the bottom, and that’s ok! divide into 3 equal dough balls.
now to cut the tacos…
flour counter and roll one dough ball out until about the thickness of a homemade tortilla. cut about 6-6” circles with each dough ball. place on non stick cookie sheet and par bake for about 15 mins. let cool.
while the crust is baking, make your favorite filling…here’s one I love…blackberry or dewberry
9 cups of blackberries
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 tsps of vanilla
zest of 2 lemons
1 cup of flour
combine all but flour in sauce pan and bring to a boil, add flour and stir until the flour dissolves and filling thickens. set aside.
fry the tacos…
fill frying pan with about an Inch of vegetable oil and bring to a boil. while it’s heating, create a mixture of equal parts of melted butter, cinnamon and sugar, brush on each side of the par baked crust. once oil is hot you can fry each taco like a chalupa or a taco. if you pick a taco, place it in grease and with tongs, slowly fold it and let it form…should take a couple minutes. once fried, place on the backside of a large muffin pan.
ok, of course you need whipped cream or ice cream, here’s my whipped cream recipe!
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
1 tsp of cinnamon
whip heavy cream and powdered sugar with hand mixer or kitchen aid ‘til peaks form and thickness is reached. add vanilla and cinnamon and whip until combined! top of tacos with a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!!