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The subject for today is date and walnut hand pies. But first, let’s get a few questions about the hand pie out of the way.
Do you know what the miniature of a marshmallow is?
mini marshmallow (ha!)
Do you know what the miniature of me is?
Do you know what the miniature of a Reeses is?
Do you know what the miniature of a cake is??
Do you know what the miniature of a pie is?
And that’s where we end this foolishness. With the hand pie…
I recently wanted to try my hand at these little beauties. I had visions of barns, and porches, and rocking chairs…and hand pies. So, I created a recipe for Date and Walnut hand pies that was not sweet or savory. Just home-cooking good. Like, you would eat them in a barn. A really pretty, clean barn. With Farm Babies.
These were really delicious. And really did have that home-grown taste I was hoping for. We didn’t eat them in a barn, though. That still feels like a missed opportunity. Maybe next time I make them we will do that. Regardless, these date and walnut hand pies are worth trying. You won’t regret it.
- purchased pie crust
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tab molasses
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- Preheat to 325 degrees.
- Roll out the piecrust and cut into 6 inch circles (or use a bowl).
- Melt the butter in the bottom of the saucepan.
- Add dates and walnuts.
- Cook until the dates get all plump.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Cook until gooey.
- Place 1/4 cup or so of filling into the center of the piecrust circle.
- Fold the circle over and pinch the edges.
- Place on pan.
- Brush milk on top and add a small slit.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let cool.
Maybe you aren’t into barn hand pies? Here are some hand pies that might make your taste buds water in a less barny? way…
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Nutella and Blackberry Hand pies from The Picket Fence