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Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Ever since I visited the Pillsbury Test Kitchens I’ve had oodles of ideas floating around in my head. They showed us how to press the Grands biscuits into a disc to use for quick savory sandwiches (like Sloppy Joe Pies) or to make sweet hand pies. Recently I posted my recipe for Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce that I mentioned would make an awesome cobbler or pie. So I decided to make hand pies the easy way. And what better sweetness to go with the cranberries than white chocolate?

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

You could easily use a refrigerator pie crust for this too, but the biscuits are already a perfect circle, hence the word “easy” preceding the recipe’s name! No cutting, trimming or re-rolling dough, just press them out, fill, fold and crimp. That’s it!

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

These hand pies are perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Either make some extra cranberry sauce just for pies, or use the leftover cranberry sauce from your holiday dinner. I should probably state that my cranberry sauce recipe has blueberries in it to give it a little extra sweetness. Use whatever your favorite cranberry sauce is. And yes, this would absolutely work with canned or jarred pie fillings as well!

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

These pies are best if served fresh, the same day they are baked.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Use the heel of your palm to press out the biscuit. Start from the center and work your way out to the edges.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Put 2 tablespoons (don’t heap them!) of cranberry sauce onto the dough circle.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Fold over and pinch the edges together.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Crimp edges with tines of a fork.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Cut two slits in the top to vent then bake according to the full printable directions below.

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Drizzle and enjoy!

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 hand pies

Serving Size: 1 hand pie

Calories per serving: 253

Fat per serving: 10.3g

Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 1 cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • Drizzle
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon canola oil
  • Egg wash
  • 1 egg beaten with 1/4 teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line an insulated baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using the heel of your hand, press a biscuit flat, starting from the center and working outward.
  3. Place two tablespoons of cranberry sauce in the center of the biscuit.
  4. Fold one side of dough over to the other creating a half-circle and pinch the ends together.
  5. Crimp the ends of the dough with the tines of a fork.
  6. Brush with egg wash.
  7. Cut two small slits in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until light golden brown.
  9. Remove to wire racks and cool for ten minutes.
  10. Melt white chocolate chips and oil at 50% power for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  11. Drizzle melted chocolate over hand pies and allow to set up for 5-10 minutes before serving.
http://amandascookin.com/2013/11/easy-cranberry-hand-pies-white-chocolate-drizzle.html

Disclosure: I was compensated for creating this recipe but I wouldn’t post it if it wasn’t awesome. So you can guarantee that the opinions expressed here come just from me, myself and I, and “we all” wish the plate wasn’t empty now. The end.

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7 Responses to Easy Cranberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle

  1. 1
    Doris Bartlett says:

    I’m going to make these up for christmas

  2. 2
    Dina says:

    they look yummy!

  3. 3
    Yupayong says:

    I tried it already. It’s so yummy!

  4. 4

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