Where is he going with this post???
I was inspired after reading Adam B's post on Facebook documenting his first attempt to make flan.
Well, I have to say I do love pie, cherry, blueberry, apple, pecan and the list goes on. Since it's just Mary and I we try to have some sort of dessert on occasion, her mom spoiled me. Since we both love watching cooking shows, we tend to try out new recipes when we can.
Here is a 'hand pie' recipe that we both like and it's great for just the two of us in the scaled down version.
What you will need:
You will also need an egg, it didn't want to be photographed.
Ok, the process. Honest, it's as easy as pie. Ok bad joke but we are talking pie here.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Unravel a single pie dough. This is perfect for four people or even better for two since you get pie for two nights. :)
Cut the round sheet of dough into four equal pieces, easy enough so far.
Take your favorite filling, today I selected peach. You can add a touch of nutmeg if you like but this filling is perfect as is. Don't overstuff! Make nice piles in the middle and move on to the next step.
Carefully fold over the dough and lightly press it with your finger, you can dampen the edge with water if you like but it stays together on it's own.
Next, close those hand pies with a fork. Make it nice and neat. Poke holes in the top to let that beautiful creation vent while cooking. This brings back memories of helping my mom close up her home made raviolis and stealing dough when I could.
Take one egg and beat it, this will be used to coat the top of the pies so they cook up a golden brown. I also sprinkle sugar on top but that's up to each individual. The rest of the egg wash is cooked up for Ziva, she loves it.
Finally, pop those bad boys in the oven for 15 minutes. Sit back and enjoy the fresh baked pie smells while your oven does its magic.
When the timer goes off, give the pies a quick check to make sure they are indeed golden brown. If so, remove and let cool.