Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
For the dough
- 2.5 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 4 Tbsp - 5 Tbsp ice water
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 (1 cup or 8oz) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 2 tsp white granulated sugar
- Place the flour, sugar, salt, butter and egg yolk in your food processor. Pulse until the butter is broken up into little pebbles.
- Dribble the ice water, one tablespoon at a time from the top of the food processor with the motor running until the dough comes together into a ball.
- Remove, form into two disks and wrap in flour dusted plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes.
For the filling
- 1 large egg, for egg wash
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 0.5 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 stalks rhubarb, chopped
- 2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
- 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp water, for egg wash
- In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter and add the chopped strawberries, rhubarb and sugar.
- Cook the fruit until it starts to break down and release its natural juices. When it starts to come to a simmer mix in the cornstarch and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and stir in the vanilla bean paste.
- Cook down for about 5-10 minutes longer or until the filling is thick and a jam like texture. Let cool slightly.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and place between two flour dusted pieces of parchment paper.
- Rolling one disk at a time to ¼ inch thick and cutting out rounds with a 3 inch round cookie cutter.
- Transfer the rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Re-roll the scraps and remaining dough until all the rounds are cut out.
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Fill each round with 1 tablespoon of filling and fold the dough in half. Press down to seal and using the tines of the fork, press around the edges.
- If the dough has warmed up, place in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking.
- Brush the top of the the dough with an egg wash before baking and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and no longer raw throughout.
- You will most likely have to bake in batches.
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