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Cherry Hand Pies

20 mins Prep Time

20 mins Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (homemade or store bought)

  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)

Directions

Cherry Hand Pies

9 Steps

  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, granulated sugar, lemon juice and zest over medium heat. Cook until the cherries release their juices and the mixture comes to a gentle boil, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to low and let simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes or until it slightly thickens. 

  • Step 2

    Remove from the heat and add the almond extract if using. Set aside and let the mixture cool down completely.

  • Step 3

    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 4

    Roll out the puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out circles from the puff pastry. You should get about 10 circles in total.

  • Step 5

    Place a spoonful of the cooled cherry filling in the centre of 5 of the puff pastry circles, leaving a small border around the edges. Brush the edges with a little water to help seal the pies. Reserve the cherry juice. 

  • Step 6

    Take the remaining 5 puff pastry circles and place them on top of the filled ones. Use a fork to press down and seal the edges all around the pies.

  • Step 7

    Place the hand pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they turn golden brown and flaky.

  • Step 8

    Once the hand pies are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

  • Step 9

    To serve, top the warm hand pies with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle some of the cherry juice on top and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry (homemade or store bought)

  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

  • Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)

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Cherry Hand Pies