Monday, August 20, 2012

Tongan Pie

 This is a yummy recipe from my friend and neighbor Gen.  Definitely worth making and super easy to make!  This actually makes a lot so I suggest you half the recipe unless you have a big group to feed.  Also, for the jam I used my home made strawberry freezer jam, but I don't see why you couldn't use any flavor.


6 c flour
6 tbsp baking powder
1 c sugar
3 sticks (1.5 cups) softened butter
Strawberry jam

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add milk a little at a time until you get somewhat of a slightly sticky consistency (like pie dough).  Roll out dough into rectangles about a half inch thick (mine where pretty large over all, I had a lot of dough). Spread jam on top and fold.  The picture below gives you a better idea of how it was folded, but essentially all you are doing is bringing one side to the center, and then fold the other side on top of that.  Place pie on top of a lined cookie sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes at 365 degrees fahrenheit (edges should be light golden).  Let pie cool down for a bit and enjoy!!