Individual strawberry hand pies are so satisfying and easy to eat! A luscious strawberry filling is surrounded by a buttery, flaky pie crust. No utensils needed!
My family and I eat pounds and pounds of strawberries every week. In fact, we love strawberries so much that we recently went strawberry picking (although sadly, I didn't come home with many since most of the fields had been picked over already). I contemplated baking a strawberry pie for this month's recipe but wanted to make something that would be easily devoured with one hand. Plus, since I was lazy and didn't want to dirty any serving plates or utensils, my recipe needed to be easy to serve and clean up. Enter these strawberry hand pies.
I'm glad this recipe only made 6 hand pies because I gave away half of them to our neighbor. Had I kept them, I would have eaten them all on my own. Just make sure you fill these up with lots of strawberries so you get a good crust-to-filling ratio.
Strawberry hand pies
- 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut in pieces
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup ice water
- 1 egg, for egg wash
- Coarse sanding sugar for sprinkling, optional
- 1 and 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and cut in half or quarters, depending on size
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- All-purpose flour, for work surface
Make the dough: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the flour, salt, and sugar to combine. Add the butter, and pulse in short bursts until the mixture resembles wet sand. Keep the food processor running and slowly add the ice water in a slow, constant stream until the dough comes together. Do not overmix or else it will heat the butter too much.
Source: Martha Stewart