Sunday Morning: Strawberry Hand Pies

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety……Aesop

There is something special about a leisurely Sunday morning with the newspaper and good food, sitting on the deck enjoying the beauty & peace of nature.     With fresh, local strawberries in the fridge,  it was easy to decide what I wanted to eat this morning.   But I wanted something other than toast & jam or cereal with fresh berries.   Then I remembered some peach hand pies that a friend made last summer and decided to try Strawberry Hand Pies with Thai Basil.    

Aren’t they pretty ??strawberry hand pies

And they taste pretty awesome, too !!!


adapted from Martha Stewart

1 c. diced strawberries

2 T. sugar

1 T. cornstarch

2 T. basil, diced (I used Thai basil)

1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought

1 egg, beaten

sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 425.   Combine strawberries, sugar & cornstarch.   Roll out dough & cut in 3″ to 4″ circles.  (I used a wine glass)  Place half of the circles on a piece of parchment or cookie sheet.   Place a heaping tablespoon of the strawberry mixture in the center of the dough circles.  Top with the other half & press edges together to seal.  Brush with beaten egg & cut an small ‘x’ in each top to vent.   Sprinkle with sugar & bake for 15-20 minutes.   Eat while warm with a good cup of coffee.

NOTE:  You can use larger circles & fold over the dough like a turnover.

About Pat Thomas

I love what food brings to our lives other than the needed nutrition. I share all my foodie experiments with friends & family. Thankfully they are usually delighted but always kind with whatever I've cooked up.
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