Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie {Vegan}

Last night when I made the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam,  I decided I couldn’t wait to enjoy it.  So I took some of the jam and made these simple and sweet little hand pies.

As the name implies, it uses traditional pie dough.  We used large cookie cutters to create the shape, created vents on the top (beware if you skip this step…you could have a huge mess on your hands!) and sprinkled with a bit of sugar.  I dare you to eat just one 🙂

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

The pie dough takes just a few minutes to prepare.  I did mine in the food processor.  Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.  Be sure to cut vent holes!!  Like any traditional fruit pie, these require venting.   Otherwise they will probably burst from the steam created by the filling.

Tart Dough

Tart Dough

As I mentioned above, the filling was created using our Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Place the cutout without vent holes on the cookie sheet.  Spoon filling in the center, being sure not to go all the way to the edges.  Using your fingers, wet the edges with a bit of water and place the cutout with the vent holes on top.  Press the edges lightly to seal.

Hand Pie Assembly

Hand Pie Assembly

We just spritzed the tops with water and sprinkled with sugar prior to baking.

Sprinkled with Sugar

Sprinkled with Sugar

Bake until golden.  Some of the jam will likely seep out of the vent holes.  This is normal.  If you use less filling, you will have more cookie than jam.  Kind of too much cookie.  I don’t know about you, but I am ok with (and totally prefer) a little seepage of jam 🙂  Don’t try to overfill or you’ll have a great big mess on your hands.  Literally.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie

Cool before serving as the filling is VERY hot.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie {Vegan}
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • [u]FOR THE CRUST:[/u]
  • 1-1/4 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1-1/2 Tbl vegan Sugar (plus more for sprinkling the tops)
  • 1/8 Vegetable Shortening, very cold
  • 6 Tbl vegan Butter, very cold and cubed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 C Ice Water
  • [u]FOR THE FILLING:[/u]
  • 1 Tbl of our [url href=”http://theveglife.com/strawberry-rhubarb-jam/” title=”Strawberry Rhubarb Jam {Vegan}”]Strawberry Rhubarb Jam[/url]
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor except the ice water and process until coarse crumbs appear.
  2. Drizzle in the ice water until a ball of dough is nearly formed.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it just comes together, 4-5 turns.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Once chilled, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/8″ thick.
  7. Using a 3″ cookie cutter, cut out enough for 8 tops and bottoms.
  8. Place the bottoms on a prepared cookie sheet.
  9. For the tops, using mini cutters or just a sharp knife, create vents.
  10. Spoon about 1 Tbl of the [url href=”http://theveglife.com/strawberry-rhubarb-jam/” title=”Strawberry Rhubarb Jam {Vegan}”]Strawberry Rhubarb Jam[/url] into the center of each of the bottoms taking care not to get too close to the edges. Do not overfill.
  11. Using a bit of water on your fingertips, moisten the edges of the bottom crust.
  12. Place the vented tops over the filling and press to lightly seal the edges. This will prevent the filling from oozing out.
  13. Spritz the tops of each cookie with water and sprinkle with a bit of sugar.
  14. Bake at 350 degress for about 20 minutes or until golden.

 

 

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