Mini Peach-Strawberry Pies
Bring a summer favorite down to handheld size
Summer might be my favorite baking season, if only for the proliferation of beautiful fruit pies. But pies aren't always the easiest dessert for any occasion - such as when plates and forks are at a minimum. Enter hand pies, which combine the flaky pastry and tasty fruit from pies with the portability of a cookie. And they're adorable.
Making mini pies is a little more work than the full-sized version, but they payoff - i.e. squeals of delight - is worth it. It's not hard though, you just need a large surface, a large cookie cutter (or cup/jar with a smooth rim), a rolling pin and a lot of flour. And some patience. You can cut out rounds of dough, spoon in some filling and fold them in half for a half-moon pie, or sandwich two together for a round look. (Or even cut out squares if you're in the mood).
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