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Chocolate gravy fried pies

By Janet Crow

My Grandmother could make the best fried apple pies there ever was, the whole family looked forward to those pie at just about every visit. A few weeks ago I made up a pan of my other Grandmothers chocolate gravy and I decided I would try to make these chocolate gravy fried pies using a combination of both recipes. I was in fried pie Heaven, they turned out so good, especially warm with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top. I can not wait to make these for my Grandsons when I visit them next month, they will love this version.

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Chocolate Gravy Fried Pies

Chocolate Gravy

1 T. all purpose flour

2 T. cocoa powder

1/2 C. sugar

3/4 C. whole milk

2 T. butter (not margarine)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a small pot, add the flour and cocoa powder, whisk to combine. Whisk in the sugar and combine well. Turn the heat on med. high and whisk in the milk, quickly combining the ingredients. Continue whisking till it comes to a low boil. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk until it thickens up like gravy. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Allow to cool completely.

For the pies:

7.5 oz. can buttermilk canned biscuits (10 count)

all purpose flour

veg. oil

Take each biscuit and roll it out on a floured surface to about a 3 1/2” round. Take a good tablespoon full of the gravy and place just under the center of the dough. Fold in half and seal the edges together with a fork. Repeat with remaining dough. You will have some gravy left, heat it up and serve over a hot buttered biscuit. Heat about 1/4” of oil in a skillet to 350 degrees (I used an electric skillet). Carefully place the pies in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on a paper sack or paper towel lined plate.

Chocolate gravy fried pies

By Janet Crow

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