Strawberry Hand Pies

It is finally starting to feel like Spring which means fresh fruit and vegetable from the farmers market and grilling anything and everything. Recently I was grocery shopping and noticed that strawberries were on sale so picked up two containers not knowing that I would actually be adding a third to my cart. So what on earth was I going to do with three containers of strawberries?

First thing that comes to mind is just eat them as is, which trust me I did. I think I ate a whole container just on my own. However, as I had three containers I knew I should come up with something else to use strawberries in and remembered that I had some ready-made gluten free puff pastry in the freezer that I had been dying to try out.

That is where strawberry hand pies come into play. I decided to make some really simple and easy hand pies that were low on sugar but high on flavour. All you need is 5 ingredients. These are quick to make and perfect to snack on. If you wish to make your own puff pastry or pie pastry that would work too. I have a recipe for pastry here.

Although the pastry did not puff up as I would expect from puff pastry it was still good and I would definitely use it again when I don’t feel like making my own dough.

Strawberry Hand Pies
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups strawberries, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • ½ Lemon
  • 1 Sheet gluten free pastry
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients but dough to a pot and bring to a low simmer, stir occasionally until strawberries have completely soften and most liquid is gone. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. While that is cooling roll out dough and cut out palm sized circles. Lay rounds on a baking sheet and set aside in refrigerator to chill.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Once strawberries mix is cool to the touch and oven had warmed up take out prepared pie crusts.
  5. Add a heaps tbsp of the strawberries into the middle of one round and place another round onto.
  6. With a fork press down all around to seal the filling. Continue until all dough is used.
  7. With fork prongs prick top of pies to let steam release while cooking.
  8. Return to refrigerator for 10 minutes before baking.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until pie crust is golden brown.
  10. Remove and cool before serving. Keep in an airtight container for one week.

 

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