Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Stone Fruit Hand Pies

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

Are you as confused as I am about today being Tuesdays?  Labor Day will do that to you!

I made these delicious hand pies last weekend.  The farmers market was full of fresh Michigan peaches and nectarines.  No plums though - I had to buy those at the grocery store.  I love how these turned out - the filling was so good.  I think that orange juice and rind really brought out the flavors of the fruit.

{ recipes adapted from Martha Stewart via John Barricelli.  Find it here }

- 2 cups fruit (mixture of plums, peaches, nectarines), cut into 1/4" pieces
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- zest of half an orange
- juice of one orange
- pinch of coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 recipe of pie pastry ( I used my go-to recipe from Smitten Kitchen; find it here
- 1 egg; lightly beaten
- sanding sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together fruit, sugar, orange zest and juice, salt, and cornstarch; mix until well combined. Set fruit mixture aside.

3.  On a lightly floured work surface, roll out one piece of dough to a 16-by-11-inch rectangle. Trim to 15-by-10 inches. Cut into six 5-inch squares.  Working with one square at a time, place 2 tablespoons of reserved fruit mixture in the center. Brush two connecting edges with beaten egg and fold on the diagonal over the filling, pressing to seal.  Crimp edges with a fork to seal edges. Repeat process with remaining squares and place on prepared baking sheet.

4.  Brush pies with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Using a pair of clean scissors, snip the center of one side of each hand pie to allow steam to escape.  Brush egg wash over each pastry and top with a sprinkling of sanding sugar.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes of until bubbly.  Cool on wire racks.

These taste best eaten the day you bake them.  Pie pastry never quite tastes that same the next day!

{ makes 12 hand pies }

What did you cook this week?

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  1. Thank you for hosting, I linked Macaroni Coleslaw. Your fruit pies look delicious.

  2. Thank you for hosting - have a great day!

  3. I make these with just apricots (dried ones, cooked down with sugar) and they are good. Yours however sound much better.:)
    Thanks for hosting..

  4. Those little fruit pockets look so tasty!! I've shared my new favorite lunch salad recipe, a steamed kale and beet salad with sweet tamari dressing. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thanks for hosting, Alissa! Those hand pies had me drooling all over my keyboard!!! :) I hope you're having a great day!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

  6. Thanks for hosting! Those fruit pies looks awesome :)

  7. Oh, we would LOVE those, Alissa. And, they are so beautiful!

  8. Yes - I'm having a tough time believing today is Tuesday! I feel like it should be Monday, except I've already had a Monday ;) Love the hand pies - they look so crispy and delicious. Thanks for hosting another week of food!

  9. It's been a while since I linked up. It's fun to be back and flip through all the recipes.

  10. Those look great. I should make note to self...cook more.

  11. Ooooh those sound so good, Alissa! Thanks for sharing the recipe - I will definitely be making these.


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