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?
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!
These hand pies are perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
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!
These pies are best if served fresh, the same day they are baked.
Use the heel of your palm to press out the biscuit. Start from the center and work your way out to the edges.
Put 2 tablespoons (don’t heap them!) of cranberry sauce onto the dough circle.
Fold over and pinch the edges together.
Crimp edges with tines of a fork.
Cut two slits in the top to vent then bake according to the full printable directions below.
Drizzle and enjoy!
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.