Hand Pies

Laurie Sanders

By
@rhinemaidens3

My husband likes the Hostess fruit pies for his lunches. Unfortunately, they are a $1.00 per pie most of the time and I thought I could probably make him some homemade ones that would be good and save money.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE PASTRY:

1 c
cold butter
2 c
all purpose flour
1 pinch
salt
2-4 Tbsp
ice water

FOR THE PIE:

1 Tbsp
your favorite jam per pie
1/4 c
milk
1/4 c
crystal or demerara sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
If you have a food processor, pulse the cold butter, flour and salt until crumbly. You can use a pastry cutter or fork if you don't have a food processor.
3
Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough starts to come together. I find, depending on the weather, it takes at least 2 and up to 4 tablespoons.
4
On a well-floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 5" or 6" circles. I used the rim of a bowl about 5" across to cut out mine.
5
Dip your finger in water and run around the entire outside edge of the dough and place 1 tablespoon of your favorite jam in the middle. I found that a thicker jam works best. Runny jam will leak out when it bakes.
6
Fold circle over and seal with the tines of a fork all along the half circle. Prick the fork twice in the top of pie and lay on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment and sprayed with a baking spray like Pam.
7
Once you have a full sheet (about 8 pies), brush each pie with milk (or you could use an egg wash) and sprinkle with a little crystal sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees and then rotate the pies one full turn and switch racks as you do. Bake another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
8
Remove to rack to cool. I then put them in individual sandwich bags and the individually bagged pies into a gallon bag and store them in the freezer to keep them fresh. I made a baker's dozen with this recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #fruit pie