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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

I buy "hand pies" for DH - he loves them. Bought some today at my favorite St. Louis grocer. The brand is JJs and they're 50 cents each. Walmart carries a different brand, but I'm pretty sure they're also 50 cents. They have too much dough for me, but he thinks they're great.

 

Another really good small pie is Marie Callender's Mini Pies in the frozen dessert section at your grocer - 2 single serving pies per package for around $4. Banana Cream and Coconut cream just need to be thawed.

 

Just a few other options to consider!

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

@Sooner wrote:

@x Hedge wrote:

What's a "hand pie", please.

Never heard this term.

Tia.


@x Hedge I never heard it either until a few years ago.  It is what we call a fried pie.   Must be some northern or midwestern term.  In the south I've always heard and seen fried pies.


 

Thanks @sunshine45 & @Sooner .

I got it now!

   When I was a teenager working in fast food, someone asked for a "fry-pie". First time I ever heard that.

  I see it's all variations on a theme.

 

Last time I saw one of those Hostess Fruit Pies they were 19¢ (i think).

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

Remember Q had that little appliance that made pies. Get the pie dough already made cut it to fit appliance add can filling instant hand pie or you could make your own filling. I didn't buy it but when they came out it was a big deal.

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It would seem easier to buy frozen puffed  pastry and make this.

 

Simple Cherry Pastry Pies are easier than you think! Grab the recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

 

We’re using frozen puff pastry today. Store-bought puff pastry is a lifesaver in the kitchen. Buttery, crisp, flaky, and convenient all in one. One package of puff pastry comes with 2 sheets. You’re going to cut each sheet into 6 rectangles.

 

So, you’ll end up with 12 rectangles. 6 will be the bottoms of the pastry pies and 6 will be the top. Following?

Now you’ll layer on a homemade cherry filling. The great thing about this filling is not only are you using real cherries, you can use frozen cherries. Making my adorable cherry pastry pies a year-round treat.

 

1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed in the refrigerator*
  • egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 2 teaspoons milk
  • coarse sugar for garnish

Filling

  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons room temperature water
  • 12 ounce bag frozen cherries OR 2 and 1/4 cups (500g) fresh cherries, pitted and stemmed
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

  1. Make the filling: Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until combined and milky. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, cook over medium heat until the cherries begin to release their juices– about 4-6 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, then bring to a boil while stirring often. Once boiling, remove from heat then stir in the vanilla. Allow to cool completely at room temperature. The filling can be made up to 5 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. On a lightly floured surface, lay out one pastry sheet. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut sheet into 6 rectangles. 3 of these rectangles will be the bottom pastry pie crust, 3 will be the top. Transfer the 3 bottom rectangles to the prepared baking sheet. (Make sure there will room for all 6 pastry pies– if not, use a second baking sheet.) Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the bottom rectangles with the egg wash. Spoon 2-3 Tablespoons of cooled cherry mixture onto each of the 3 bottom rectangles. Place the top rectangles over the cherry filling, lining up the edges as best you can. Crimp the edges with a fork to seal shut. Repeat this entire step with 2nd pastry sheet so you have a total of 6 pastry pies. Slice 2-3 slits in the tops for air vents (use a super sharp knife to do that). Use my photos in this post to help guide you in this step.
  3. Brush the tops of the pastry pies with egg wash, then sprinkle with coarse sugar. Chill the pies in the refrigerator for at least 25 minutes or up to 1 day.
  4. During the last few minutes of chill time, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Bake the pastry pies for 30-35 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Make sure to rotate the baking sheet once or twice during bake time. Remove pies from the oven and allow to cool on the pan until ready to handle and serve. Wrap each leftover pastry pie up tightly in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes
  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: The filling can be made up to 5 days ahead of time; see step 1. The pastry pies can be assembled up to 1 day ahead of time; see step 3.  You can also prepare and bake the pastry pies in advance and store the baked pastry pies in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat in the microwave or a 300°F (149°C) oven for 20 minutes before serving.
  2. Puff Pastry: I always use Pepperidge Farm brand frozen puff pastry. It’s the perfect balance of buttery, flaky, and crispy without being greasy. Always thaw it in the refrigerator. I recommend thawing overnight.

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...


@Sooner wrote:

@x Hedge wrote:

What's a "hand pie", please.

Never heard this term.

Tia.


@x Hedge I never heard it either until a few years ago.  It is what we call a fried pie.   Must be some northern or midwestern term.  In the south I've always heard and seen fried pies.

 


 

             @Sooner,  Southern gal here, too!😊   We always called them fried pies.    My grandmother made them, but she had no written recipe so years ago I followed her around the kitchen and took notes.   I've never heard "hand pie" until reading this thread.

 

 

 

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

Tastykake pies are also very good.  They're on sale this week at ShopRite - only $1.00 each.

 

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...


@dooBdoo wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@x Hedge wrote:

What's a "hand pie", please.

Never heard this term.

Tia.


@x Hedge I never heard it either until a few years ago.  It is what we call a fried pie.   Must be some northern or midwestern term.  In the south I've always heard and seen fried pies.

 


 

             @Sooner,  Southern gal here, too!😊   We always called them fried pies.    My grandmother made them, but she had no written recipe so years ago I followed her around the kitchen and took notes.   I've never heard "hand pie" until reading this thread.

 

 

 


@dooBdoo Yes!  Fried pies!  My aunt cooked down dried apricots with a little water and sugar until they were thick and sweet, then made half moon filled pies with pie crust, pressed the edges together with a fork, and "fried" (actually just used a little bit of Crisco in a cast iron skillet--they were NOT deep fried) them.

 

She wrapped them in waxed paper and they were heaven on earth!  

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

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If I want hand pies, I'll make with my own pie crust recipe and use fresh fruit ingredients!

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...


@Sooner wrote:

@dooBdoo wrote:

@Sooner wrote:

@x Hedge wrote:

What's a "hand pie", please.

Never heard this term.

Tia.


@x Hedge I never heard it either until a few years ago.  It is what we call a fried pie.   Must be some northern or midwestern term.  In the south I've always heard and seen fried pies.

 


 

             @Sooner,  Southern gal here, too!😊   We always called them fried pies.    My grandmother made them, but she had no written recipe so years ago I followed her around the kitchen and took notes.   I've never heard "hand pie" until reading this thread.

 

 

 


@dooBdoo Yes!  Fried pies!  My aunt cooked down dried apricots with a little water and sugar until they were thick and sweet, then made half moon filled pies with pie crust, pressed the edges together with a fork, and "fried" (actually just used a little bit of Crisco in a cast iron skillet--they were NOT deep fried) them.

 

She wrapped them in waxed paper and they were heaven on earth!  

 


 

            @Sooner,  Yes!   Sounds like the same as my grandmother's, including the cast iron skillet, except I think hers always were apple pies.   Nice memories!❤️ 

 

 

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Re: $5.00 for 1 hand pie that you have to bake...

I thought about those pies too, they did look very good.  But when I calculated what each pie would cost, I said no thanks too...  It's just too much too much to pay...  I'll do without....