Vegetarian Curried Lentil Hand Pies
























• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• ½ tsp salt
• 10 tbsp unsalted butter
• 2 tbsp shortening
• 6 tbsp cold water (plus a little more if needed…)
• 1 cup lentils, rinsed
• 2¼ cup chicken broth
• 2 tbsp yellow curry powder
• ½ tsp turmeric
• ¼ tsp pepper
• 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
• 1 potato, peeled and cubed
• 2 tsp. Gourmet Blends Herbes de Provence Olive Oil 


1. Bring a pot of the chicken broth to a boil and add lentils (may choose to soak overnight prior to cooking).
2. Add the curry, turmeric, and pepper.
3. Cook the lentils covered for 1 hour on a low boil (medium heat should be fine, as long as it slightly boils).
4. Add the chopped carrots and potatoes and continue to cook for 20 more minutes.
In the meantime, prepare the crust by adding all ingredients to a bowl and using a pastry blender to cut the butter and shortening into the flour until you have a uniform, crumbly mixture.
5. Add the water 1 tbsp at a time and stir with a fork.
Add just enough water to gather the dough in a ball with your hands without it falling apart too much, then wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
6. Roll a fistful of dough out on a floured surface to a circle of about 8 or 9-inches diameter and transfer to a greased baking sheet.
7. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
8. Spoon 1-2 tbsp of filling over one half of the pie, about ½ inch away from the edge.
Close the other side over the pie, and wet your finger and use the water to seal the edges.
Then, turn the edges over back onto the pie, and seal by pressing a fork all the way around the edge.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.



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