----- FILLING ----- 2 1/2 pounds cooked ham, finely chopped -- (8 cups)
1 1/3 tablespoons instant minced onion
8 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 1/3 tablespoons parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
----- PASTRY ----- 6 1/2 cups unsifted flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups shortening
3/4 cup cold water
FILLING: Mix ham, onion, tomato sauce, parsley flakes, pepper, mustard, and= horseradish. Set aside.
PASTRY: Mix flour and salt. Mix in shortening only until mixture is= crumbly. Add cold water and mix quickly. Let dough rest 15 minutes.
Divide dough into 24 pieces; form into balls. Roll each ball out on lightly= floured surface to make a circle about 5 inches in diameter, about 1/8-inch= thick. Place about 3 tablespoons ham mixture onto one half of each pastry= circle. Fold other half of circle over ham mixture. Seal edge by pressing= with tines of a fork.
TO SERVE WITHOUT FREEZING: Preheat oven to 400=B0 F. (hot). Place= turnovers on baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. = Serve with Mushroom Sauce or Vegetable Sauce.
TO FREEZE: Place six turnovers at a time in a single layer on freezer wrap.= Complete wrapping by pulling paper up over top of food. Put edges of wrap= together and fold several times so paper lies directly on top of food. = Fold ends of freezer wrap over the top and seal with freezer tape. Label= with name of food, date of freezing, and last date the food should be used= for best eating quality (about 6 months). Freeze immediately for 10 to 12= hours before stacking packages.
TO HEAT FROZEN TURNOVERS: Preheat oven to 400=B0 F. (hot). Remove freezer= wrap. Place food on a baking sheet. Bake 45 minutes or until turnovers= are lightly browned. Serve with Mushroom Sauce or Vegetable Sauce.
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