Jam-Filled Hand Pies
You're free to decorate these adorable mini hand pies any way you want, but a bright red filling makes them perfect for Valentine's Day. Of course, if you like them a little sweeter, you can also use chocolate-hazelnut filling.
hands-on: 25 minutes
Total: 50 mins

Jam-Filled Hand Pies



  • In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in egg. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. milk at a time over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened mixture to side of bowl. Repeat, adding only enough milk until mixture begins to come together. Gather into a ball, kneading gently just until it holds together. (Or combine all ingredients except milk in a food processor. Pulse; add milk 1 Tbsp. at a time until dough comes together.) Divide pastry in half; form two balls. If desired, cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to use.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface slightly flatten one pastry ball. Roll into a 9×8-inch rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise to form two 9×4-inch rectangles; cut each in thirds crosswise to form six total 3x4-inch rectangles. Repeat with the remaining pastry ball.*

  • Spread 1 Tbsp. jam each onto six rectangles. Moisten edges with additional milk; top with remaining pastry rectangles; press edges with a fork to seal. Using a floured spatula, transfer filled pastries to a baking sheet. Brush tops with additional milk.

  • Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove; let cool on a wire rack 5 minutes. Drizzle with Cookie Glaze. Serve warm. Makes 6 pastries.

For Heart-Shaped Pastries:

For pastries with heart cutouts: Using 1/2- to 1 1/2-inch heart-shape cookie cutters, cut shapes from half the rectangles. Discard hearts or brush with milk and press onto rectangle tops. Continue as above. For heart-shape pastries: Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out shapes using a 3-inch cookie cutter, rerolling scraps. Spread 1 tsp. jam onto half the hearts; add tops. Continue as above. Makes 16 hearts.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; total fat 24g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 92mg; sodium 398mg; potassium 80mg; carbohydrates 44g; fiber 1g; sugar 12g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 764IU; vitamin c 2mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 74mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 27mg; iron 2mg.

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