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Chrissy's Little Fruit Hand Pies


These little hand held pockets of love are a sure and true way to please with out going over your calorie budget! Having one of these little pies in your hand makes it personal and satisfies your sweet tooth with out over doing it on the calories! These little hand pies are fun to make, packed with fruit, and fairly easy too. 

They are great for family get together's, pot lucks, kids lunches, or a date in the park. They pack easy and make it convenient for anywhere you want to serve them.  

Just enough with over indulging and making you feel guilty. These are a very nice treat. I have made them with apple, blueberry, lemon, cherry, peach, plum, strawberry and pumpkin. They always turn out amazing and vanish quickly! 

Ingredients: 

4 Pillsbury pie crusts
1 can of your choice fruit pie filling
(recipe to make our own pie filling at the bottom of this post)
3 eggs (whites only)
1 cup of powdered sugar
4 teaspoons of milk

Directions:

Keep your pie crusts in the refrigerator until your ready to make your pies. Unroll your pie crusts and roll them out a little using a floured rolling pin.

Start by using a large rim drinking glass or a cookie cutter to start cutting out your little pie bottoms. Place them about a 1/2 inch apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 

Next spoon your pie filling onto your pie bottoms in the center. Roughly a Tablespoon each pie filling for each pie. Next place your tops on the pies and press along the edges with a fork to seal the pies. Poke the top of the pies with the fork to allow air to escape. Brush the tops with egg whites.





Bake at 425 degrees about 12-15 minutes when pies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let set for 20 minutes. 

Next in a deep bowl place your powdered sugar and milk and whisk with a fork until your glaze is not stiff or overly runny. Add a teaspoon of milk at a time until it is the right consistency. For an extra flavor you can add lemon juice to your glaze. 

Lastly dip your pies in the glaze covering both sides and place back on your baking sheet let set a couple minutes for the glaze to adhere. 

Eat and enjoy! 

Want to make your own pie filling?
­čîčBonus Recipe:

Ingredients:

4 cups of chopped fruit
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a large sauce pan and cook down the fruit for roughly 12-15 minutes on medium heat. Stir constantly so not to burn your filling. Enjoy! 

Want to make your own crust? 
Double Bonus Recipe!
You can use a store bought crust but just in case you want a good crust recipe I have added it here too! 

Ingredients: Crust

1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening or butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cups additional flour
1/2 cup super cold water ( I use a bowl of ice and set my water in a metal or glass measuring cup inside) 

Directions: Crust

With a pastry cutter cut first 4 ingredients together until fine and crumbly.

in separate bowl make paste with 1/2 cup flour & water mixture. Mix in the crumbly mixture to the paste mixture until a dough forms. cut in half to make two crusts one for top one for bottom.

on a lightly floured flat surface with a floured rolling pin roll from inside to outside, working around from side to side making a 9- 10 inch circle. Place inside your lightly greased and floured pie plate. 


Comments

  1. These cherry pies are so delicious! I normally don't do cherry pie but it's sweet and yummy...actually good in the morning with coffee...definitely got to try these

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  2. Thank you Courtney! So glad you enjoyed them!

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