What’s a girl to bake when she is in desperate need of going to the grocery store but is too lazy to actually go?? Well, she digs in her kitchen and gets creative. Frozen pie dough scraps, fresh strawberries, and a few pantry staples led to this recipe for Strawberry Hand Pies! I played Top Chef and whipped up these little beauties. Given the never disappointing taste of strawberries and a flaky, butter crust, I like to think the judges would not utter the words “pack your knives and go.”
Strawberry Hand Pies Printer Friendly Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
One large pie crust (store-bought or your favorite recipe)
12-16 large strawberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries and place in a medium saucepan. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Take off the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Roll out pie dough to about 1/4 inch in thickness on a floured surface. Cut out 4-inch circles. Place the pie circles on the prepared baking sheet. Spoon the strawberries onto half of each pie crust. Fold over the crust to form a half-moon and seal the edges with a fork. Wipe off any excess juice from the baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes or until the pies are golden brown. Cool and enjoy!