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Hand Pies

By Brava Chef Annie

Brava

Servings 6 hand pies
Active Time:
~20 min
Total Time:
~52 min

About this Recipe

Flaky, golden brown, and sweet from fresh fruit, Hand Pies are reminiscent of a pie baked from scratch but with half of the prep. Store-bought puff pastry is used here to make miniature, hand-held pies, hence the name. Tart and sweet raspberries are a favorite in the fruit filling, and any other fresh, seasonal fruit works as well. In a pinch, a few spoonfuls of good-quality jam will get the job done too. Whatever you do, be sure to enjoy this baked treat with your favorite vanilla ice cream!

1

Prep puff pastry

  • On lightly floured surface, lay one sheet of puff pastry and cut into six, equal-sized rectangles. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry, and set aside. Six of these rectangles will be the bottom pastry pie crust, and six will be the top.

2

Prep fruit mixture and egg wash

  • If using bite-sized fruit, skip this step.
  • If using larger sized fruits, like strawberries, stone-fruit, or apples, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • In mixing bowl, combine fruit with granulated sugar, cornstarch, and two generous pinches of kosher salt, and gently fold to mix.
  • In separate bowl, beat one egg with whisk or fork to make an egg wash, set aside.

3

Assemble hand pies

  • Using a pastry brush or fingers, brush the edges of the bottom six rectangles with the egg wash. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the fruit mixture onto each of the six bottom rectangles.
  • Place the top six rectangles over the fruit mixture, lining up the edges as best you can. Seal the edges shut by pressing a fork down to crimp the edges. Repeat this process with remaining rectangles of puff pastry until you have six hand pies.
  • Slice 2 slits on top of each hand pie to allow steam to escape while baking.
  • Brush each hand pie with egg wash, and top with coarse sugar, if using.

4

Bake hand pies

  • Select “Hand Pies” on your touchscreen and press green button to begin preheating.
  • While Brava preheats, using spatula, carefully transfer hand pies to the Brava metal tray lined with parchment paper.
  • When Brava is done preheating, slide metal tray into bottom shelf, and press the green button to begin baking.

5

Cool & serve

  • When hand pies are done baking, carefully remove metal tray from Brava, let cool for several minutes, and serve warm or at room temperature.