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Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Sweet Potato Hand Pies


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Flaky, buttery crust filled with a creamy bite of brown-sugar blended sweet potatoes results in my must-have Sweet Potato Hand Pies.


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Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche (see the butter alternative in the notes below)
  • Pastry Flour (for rolling out the dough)

For the sweet potato filling:

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato 
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Pure Cane Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Begin by adding the ingredients for the crust into a bowl. Mix by hand and form into a large ball of dough. Cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
  2. While the crust is chilling, peel the skin from the sweet potatoes and cut into large cubes. Boil for 30 minutes. Drain. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes, add all remaining sweet potato filling ingredients and blend.
  3. Spread pastry flour over the countertop. Slightly cover the dough with flour then cut in half. Roll each half into a ball, and cut each ball into four pieces. 
  4. Flatten each dough piece. Add a hefty scoop of sweet potato filling in the center. Fold the dough over the sweet potato filling and seal with fingers. Roll the ends over.
  5. Cut three holes into the top of the dough and place onto a baking sheet. Add 1 egg and 1 tbsp of water into a bowl. Brush egg mixture over the top of each hand pie.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pies for 17 to 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from baking sheet, allow to cool, then serve.

Notes

For a traditional flaky pie crust: Instead of the crème fraîche, use 1 stick (4 oz.) cold salted butter, cut in 1/2-inch pieces. If you are using unsalted butter for this recipe, add 1 teaspoon salt to the dough mixture.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 715
  • Sugar: 76.1g
  • Sodium: 171mg
  • Fat: 24.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 121.4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6.5g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

Keywords: Sweet Potato Hand Pies, Hand Pies, Thanksgiving dessert, sweet potato desserts

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