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Strawberry Hand Pies

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Ingredients

10 3½ by 5-inch pieces pie dough

15 tablespoons strawberry filling (recipe follows)

15 tablespoons royal icing (recipe follows)

5 teaspoons Nonpareils sprinkles (optional)

Strawberry Filling

1½ pints fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and diced

2 cups sugar

Royal Icing

1 pound confectioner sugar

2 tablespoons meringue powder

3 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay out 5 pieces of pre-cut pie dough on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  3. Spread 3 tablespoons of strawberry filling evenly onto each piece, leaving about ¼ inch around edges.
  4. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush edges with water, and top with another piece of dough. Seal edges by crimping with a metal fork.
  5. Chill for at least 30 minutes, or wrap tightly and freeze until ready to serve.
  6. Remove from refrigerator and bake cold until the top is uniformly golden brown, approximately 12 minutes.
  7. Once cool, spread royal  icing on top of each, and top with sprinkles.

Strawberry Filling

Combine in a heavy bottom saucepan and cook on medium until thick and syrupy, let cool.

Royal Icing

Whisk ingredients together until no lumps remain, should have a creamy, shiny consistency.

 

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