Raspberry Peasant Hand Pies
If you had told me I could put these together in less than twenty minutes, I wouldn't have believed you. It turns out that I was wrong! These little hand pies were so simple to throw together, we were eating them before we knew it. I would make this recipe again in a heartbeat, maybe even over a regular, old pie! This time, we used wild raspberries and bumbleberries picked in our friend's garden, but these could be used with a variety of fruit fillings like strawberries, blueberries, apples, or apricots! Also, please note my Comic Sans handwriting. Embarrassing!
- Basic Pie Dough or a favorite pie dough
- 3 cups raspberries and/or bumbleberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to fit a standard pie dish. Divide this into four squares (I'm sure you could make as many as you wanted, but I made four!) and roll out each to make 6 inch rounds.
- Cover a baking sheet in parchment paper (Or if you are like me, in a tinfoil sprayed with spray butter because you don't own parchment paper. This worked out fine!)
- In a large bowl, pour in raspberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Mix together lightly so as not to crush the berries.
- Scoop out the raspberry mixture in equal parts onto each pie round. Fold the sides up over the berries with some peeking out of the center to achieve that rustic look.
- Brush the crusts with egg and milk and sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake for 25 minutes or until the centers are bubbling and the crust has turned a golden brown. Eat!
So simple, so delicious! We were waiting anxiously for them to come out of the oven; they were making the whole house smell so good. All the flavor and warmth of a pie, but smaller and personal. These would be perfect for a party or shower! Our the probable Fourth of July backyard celebration! How cute would these be all set up on your buffet table? Even mini ones would be adorable! So many possibilities. Have fun and happy Fourth!