Upper Michigan Pasties

Total Time
1 hr
1 hr

This is my version of a yooper pastie--just like my Mother-in-law made.

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  1. Crust:.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the lard until the lard is dissolved.
  3. Add salt to flour and add this to the waterand lard.
  4. Mix this together until it forms a ball.
  5. Wrap in Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnite.
  6. Filling:.
  7. Combine the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit and meld together, while rolling out the crust. This chilled dough will make 8 pasties.
  8. Take one of the dough balls and roll out on a floured surface, roll into a circle about.
  9. 1/8 inch thick. Do the same with all the dough.
  10. Put large cupful of filling on the crust; dab ice water around the edge of the crust to seal.
  11. Add a teaspoon of butter on top of the filling before sealing.
  12. Fold crust over top of filling like a turnover, and seal edges well.
  13. Place pasties on baking sheets and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes; then turn oven down to 350°F for 60 mimutes, or until nicely browned.
  14. When done, brush the top with butter.
  15. I serve with ketchup.