Flaky crust packed with sweet strawberry preserves and Simply Sesame. Make up a batch for the busy school week. My son ate these every morning and then again as a snack after school! Who doesn’t love a portable meal that is a hit with the kids?
These hand pies are so easy to make and use just a few ingredients. And let me tell you what made these even easier….my new mixer that I got for Christmas! It’s so beautiful. Since getting it I’ve done some serious baking. Enough of the admiration let’s get baking.
Starting with the dough add the ingredients to a mixer. Or you can mix this by hand as well~before I got my mixer I had no problem whipping up crust for my favorite homemade pizzas. Check out my directions for a thicker crust on my White Chicken Pizza with Basil & Blackberry Sauce. A thinner crust for this Pepper Steak Pizza. Or a the crust for a classic favorite, Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. Either way, this crust turns out perfectly! I’m even using this same recipe to make a special treat soon for Mitten Movie Night. When the dough has been mixed roll into a ball then onto some plastic wrap that has been lightly floured. Put the dough into the refrigerate for 1 hour.
Once chilled it’s time to roll it out and cut into circles. See my fancy cutter! This was enough dough for 12 pies. Take a spoonful of the strawberry preserves and place on one side of the dough then on top of that add the Simply Sesame (*note: Simply Sesame needs to be well stirred to make sure it’s not too runny).
Preheat the over to 375 degrees then line a pan with parchment paper. Fold the top of the dough over then crimp the edges with a fork. Some filling may eek out when baking that is why it’s crucial to use the parchment so you can have easy clean up.
Bake for 20 minutes. Before the last 10 minutes is up melt a tablespoon of butter, take the pies out then brush the tops. Put back into the over to finish. When done please be aware not to take a giant bite right away since the filling can be H-O-T! And here you are….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!