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This is a recreation recipe of the Hostess Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pies, that came out in the early 90s.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup shortening (Crisco)
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- green food coloring
- shortening (for deep frying)
VANILLA PUDDING FILLING
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 9 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄3 cup powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups warm water
- For Pudding: Mix sugar flour and salt together with a whisk. Add milk and microwave until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- Quickly add egg yolks, whisking away so they don't cook too fast. Cook another minute or until thick.
- Add butter and vanilla, whisk again until smooth.
- You may make this on the stove if you don't like the microwave idea, but be sure to stir so the bottom doesn't burn.
- Cover with plastic wrap (so a film will not form on top) and let cool.
- For Crust: Stir salt into flour. Measure shortening and cut into flour with a fork or pastry blender until the dough texture is like peas. Add a few drops of green food color to 1/4 cup water and mix.
- Add and stir to flour mixture until ingredients hold together and color turns green.
- Roll dough out onto a floured surface.
- Divide into ten balls.
- Roll each ball into a circle and add 1/4 cup or less of filling in the center of the circle.
- Fold dough in half over filling and crimp edges. Don't get any filling on the edge or it might leak out and ruin the pie.
- Cook in hot (Crisco) shortening at least an inch deep in your skillet, set at 375 degrees, frying about 4 minutes per side.
- Important: use a pancake turner or other utensil that will hold the pie, as you don't want it to crack and leak filling when you cook it or you will have a mess. Be careful with the hot grease, it will boil up if the filling leaks.
- For glaze: in a large mixing bowl, combine all glaze ingredients until smooth. While pies are still warm, dip them into glaze. Allow pies to drip on wire racks until cool.