Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Blueberry Hand Pies
Lately i've noticed the growing popularity of the hand pie. People hail it as "a gourmet pop-tart." I decided to try some hand pies because they looked so darned cute.
I used this recipe for the crust, and a recipe from The Foster's Market Cookbook for the filling.
The crust is different. It is flaky, but not nearly as crispy as i'd like. My favorite crust recipes either combine butter and shortening or use tons of butter. In retrospect, I wish i'd have used my favorite crostata dough.
I baked them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. They did leak some blueberry filling, but not much.
Honestly, hand pies aren't my favorite. They take a long time to make, and you really can't fit much fruit in them. I'd much rather have a crisp or a big slice of berry pie. Still, if you are a big crust or pop-tart fan, these could be your new favorite thing.
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