Thursday, October 9, 2014

How to Make a Gypsy Pie

Also may called "Fairy Pie" or "Elf Pie".
On pie making day, hen you have scraps left over after rolling and shaping your piecrust, call in your assistants...
Have these small helpers gather the scraps into a ball and roll out the dough as far as it will go! 
 It's ok if it resembles the state of Texas.  
 Have your assistants place a big dollop in the middle of the dough, of whatever jelly or fruit preserves you have in the fridge.
 Fold the crust over the jelly, and with their little fingers have them pinch the edges of the dough to seal the pie. 
  Allow the little elves, I mean, assistants to sprinkle and dust the top of the pie with sugar.
Poke and prick with a fork the top once or twice. Place in an aluminum pie pan or folded tinfoil with edges turned up (in case the jelly leaks out, some). Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
 I grew up looking forward to pie day, just to make and eat these little extras, and so did my children and now my grandbabies,as well!

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