Sometimes it's tough to find really delicious produce during the wintertime. So here’s a recipe that you can make using refrigerated piecrusts and store bought pie filling. After all, even enchanted pie shop proprietors like to whip up easy and delicious little treats for loved ones without spending all day in the kitchen. Surprise your Valentine with a hand pie or pick up one of these mini pie molds (Ella Mae got hers from Sur La Table).
Post a comment on the Valentine treat you’ll be making this month and you could win the pie mold pictured in the upper left as well as a heart-shaped egg mold.Mini Pie Mold or Hand Pie Recipe:
For hand pies, simply fold in half until edges meet. Ella Mae brushes egg on the edges for a better seal. Brush crust with egg and sprinkle finishing sugar over the top.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll two Pillsbury piecrusts. If you have a mini pie mold, cut two crusts with rims of both mold halves. To make your own mini pie or hand pie without a mold, use a 6” round cutter with a fluted rim.
Fill inner pocket with your choice of filling (Ella Mae used blackberry). If using mold, press closed to crimp pies.
Bake on cookie sheet lined parchment paper for 25-35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
*If you have extra dough, make some cookies out of the piecrust.
My “chef in training” brushed hers with butter and sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on top and then baked them with the pies.