While keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle, it is common to confront sweet tooth and cravings that are difficult to manage. But that doesn’t mean you have to suppress them and ignore your desire to please your tongue.
Raspberry Hand Pies – A Must-Try Pie Recipe!
There are still some healthy but extremely delicious treats that you can try. Since there is also nothing wrong with rewarding you occasionally with the sweet treats that you always yearn for, it will not cause any harm to alter your fitness levels as well.
If you are seeking recipes that are easy to prepare and don’t compromise taste and nutrition, I have an elegant yet simple preparation that would be truly lovely for you. I am talking about Raspberry Hand Pies which are a favorite snack and breakfast recipe for both children and the elders.
Raspberry Hand Pies Recipe
Raspberry Hand Pies are flaky buttery crusts with a simple raspberry filling that taste awesome. It is perfect for breakfast, and brunch, and can be considered as any time snack.
Raspberry Hand PiesCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Ingredients (THE DOUGH)
All-Purpose Flour – 1½ cup
Sugar- 2 tsp, granulated
Salt – a pinch
Diced and unsalted butter – 110 g
Cold water- ¼ cup
- (THE FILLING)
Fresh raspberries – 9 oz (260g)
Cornstarch – 3 tbsp
Sugar- ½ cup (100 g), granulated
Apple juice – 3 tbsp (optional)
- (OTHER INGREDIENTS)
For brushing the pies: 1 egg
- Finely sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Add sugar and salt and mix thoroughly.
- Mash the butter with your hand into the flour and combine well until you get a crumb-like texture.
- Now, add cold water and form a dough.
- Directions(THE FILLING:)
- Take a saucepan and add all the ingredients.
- Add water and saute in a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove all the seeds with the help of a sieve.
- Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
- Mix the cornstarch with a little bit of water and pour it into the raspberry mixture.
- Simmer until the filling gets thickened
- Once it thickens, turn off the flame, and let the mixture cool down.
- Chill for at least 2 hours
Roll the dough thin, and make as many circles or squares as you can with a cookie cutter.
Take one circle and place the filling in the middle, brush the edges with egg.
Place another circle of the dough over it and press the edges finely with your hand.
You can use a fork to seal the edges well.
Brush the top with a beaten egg. If you want, you can also sprinkle some crushed graham crackers over it.
Repeat until you completely use up all the dough.
Keep the oven preheated at 360°F/180°C, and bake it for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Let the pies cool down and dust with powdered sugar. Or pour melted white chocolate over them for decoration.
For preparing Raspberry Hand Pies with puff pastry, you can use store-bought or homemade puff pastry instead of the dough.
With the same filling and dough or puff pastry, you can also prepare raspberry turnovers, which are easier than hand pies. You can follow a few simple steps as followed to prepare them.
Cut the dough into small squares.
Take one square and place a bit of the raspberry turnover filling in the middle.
Brush the four edges of the square with a beaten egg.
Carefully lift a corner of the square and place it diagonally to the opposite corner and form a triangle.
Seal all three edges carefully and press with a fork.
Bake them following the same steps mentioned above.
Serving & Storing Suggestions
By following the above recipe, you can prepare up to 20-25 Raspberry Hand Pies. Once you finish the preparation you can serve it hot or after letting it cool down. Or else, you can chill them in case you love chilled pies.
These hand pies are supposed to stay fresh for up to 2 days at room temperature when placed in an airtight container. Frozen Raspberry Hand Pies are another option in case you want to store them for a couple of weeks, or more.
These homemade raspberry pasties are quite graceful, delicious, and easy to prepare. They are far better than those you buy from stores since you hardly put any preservatives or artificial flavors in them. You can serve them on any occasion and they will deliver all the richness of raspberries with admirable taste.