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Hand Pies {For Two}

Homemade hand pies are the best; especially when you don’t have to make a whole bunch of them! This recipe creates two perfectly crunchy and delicious hand pies.

Hand pies for two

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Do you love pies? Who am I kidding, of course you do! There can be as many different pies as possible if you don’t like the classic Apple or Pecan Pie.

Hand pies for two

But –yes, there is a ‘but’- isn’t it so annoying to have to bake a whole pie if you just want one slice for you? You can of course go out and buy one however, isn’t it just so much better to make one yourself?

This recipe is made for two hand pies: okay, this is not just a ‘pie for ONE’, but you can easily eat it one or two, three days later, or you can also freeze the second one for several weeks. Way more worth it than buy one whole pie that you’ll end up with eating all by yourself because you don’t want to throw it away, right? (Or you can do that but at least make it ;))

This pie calls for homemade compote/apple purée, but obviously and as I said before: feel free to make or add your own filling.

Hand pies for two

How Do You Make Hand Pies {For Two}

There are Two active steps and Two chilling steps before the baking. I know, it seems a lot, but it really isn’t. It’s a little bit like bread: you mostly wait.

Active step: make your dough -3 minutes top, 1 bowl-

Chilling step: 1 to 24 hours in the fridge –ideally 12 hours-

Active step: roll out your dough, add your filling, and close your hand pies

Chilling step: 30 minutes to ensure your filling stays put in your hand pie -1 hours is best-

Hand pies for two

Note: You can of course choose to chill just for 1 hour for the first chilling step and 30 minutes for the second one. It’s not going to be any less good, however the dough might open during baking and the filling going out, like in any pie you need to chill the dough if you don’t want it to collapse.

Hand pies for two

I absolutely love topping my hand pies with a super easy glaze, just five minutes after they are removed from the oven.

Hand pies for two

Just mix confectioner’s sugar and whole-milk, and if like me you just crave for almonds, add one drop of almond extract.

Hand pies for two

Hand Pies {For Two}

Homemade hand pies are the best; especially when you don't have to make a whole bunch of them! This recipe creates two perfectly crunchy and delicious hand pies.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword breakfast for two, hand pies for two, pie for two
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 450 kcal
Author Bites of Baking

Ingredients

Pastry dough:

  • 80 g all-purpose flour 2/3 cup
  • 15 g cornmeal 1 tbsp
  • 25 g granulated sugar 1/4 cup
  • 57 g butter -cold and cubed- 1/4 cup
  • 30 ml buttermilk -cold- 2 tbsp

Optional: homemade compote

  • 2 apples -cored and cubed-
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl* with a spatula, mix the flour, cornmeal and granulated sugar.

  2. Add the cold and cubed butter, and incorporate with a pastry cutter or a fork. It may take a minute or so, and the mixture should look like breadcrumbs. The butter shouldn't be totally mixed with the flour.

  3. Add the cold buttermilk and stir everything together with the spatula. When a dough is formed, shape a boule and cover your bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. Let stay in the fridge from 1 to 24 hours -ideally 12 hours-.

  4. Remove your dough from the fridge. 

    With a sharp knife, make two pieces of your dough.

    Roll each one out with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Shape more or less a circle (it doesn't have to be perfect).

  5. Spoon your filling** in the center of each dough. 

    Moisten the edges of your dough (with no filling on it) with water, and press the top part of the dough into the bottom part. Press  with your fingers or make indents with a fork.

    Chill on a parchment paper on a baking  mat for 30 minutes to ensure your filling stays put in your hand pie -1 hours is best-

  6. Preheat your oven at 350°F (180°C).

    Place your baking mat in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes.

    Let cool for 10 minutes before handling the pie, if you can!

**Homemade compote:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring all your ingredients together and cook on medium heat until bubbly and tender. Stir a few times to prevent sticking.

Recipe Notes

*Try to use a bowl with a lid (to refrigerate) to use just one bowl.

Hand pies for two

There you go, don’t wait on family reunions to bake and eat a delicious pie! Let’s Bake and Bite.

 

 

 

 

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