Published on July 2nd, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Single Serve Hand Pies
I think Pie is delicious! I have an entire board dedicated to pies and recipes on Pinterest. I was thinking – really I just saw these cool cookie cutters and impulse bought them – and wanted to find a quick use for them. So I didn’t get that look from the Hubs, you know it – that – Hey I saw you bought something on impulse and have no ideas for it and #overspender… look. I kind get that sometimes. Especially when it’ s cute and colorful, I have a weakness.
So I had bought a couple extra boxes of pie crust ( just forgot I had it and bought another and another) . Welcome to the land of forgetfulness with me. And I thought, I could make something totes adorb with them. For non-teen speak – that means really cute. And how fun because we were going to need a dessert to bring with us and Fourth of July and yes, that is a great idea. Single serve hand pies that I could make in different flavors. Even the kids would like them because they could grab and go. So I bought some pie filling. Yes, you can make your own. But I wanted quick and easy. So I bought mine, no shame.
First, flatten out your pie crust. Buy good quality for this because you really taste it and you want a nice flavor.
Take your fun double cookie cutter and punch out a flat edged circle. (the scalloped edge also is a cutter – too cute!)
Cut out several and place onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I love this stuff, very minimal clean up too!
Make sure that you have double the dough to cover your pies. If you have 6 pies to make, you need 12 circles.
Pick your filling. Peach, apple, and blueberry were our choices.
Add about 3 slices of peach or apple, or about 2 tablespoons of blueberry filling to the center of the circle.
Cut out another plain circle, then use your flower cutters (this is totally optional) and stamp into the dough.
If you go all the way through, it’s out, just line it up and place over the filling like so.
Use a fork and crimp the edges of the pies so they don’t leak.
Before putting them in the oven, take an egg, beat it well and brush onto the top of the crust. It gives it a better brown and shine.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in a 400 degree oven until brown.
At this point they are done. You can add some glaze by mixing 1 tablespoon milk to 1/4 cup confectioners sugar and mixing, then drizzling over the pies.