Hand Pies #SundaySupper

Hot Ham and Cheese Hand Pies - Curious Cuisiniere

While I have only recently joined the wonderful #SundaySupper group, they have been growing strong throughout this past year.  And, today everyone is excited to see #SundaySupper have its first birthday!

To celebrate, we are all choosing a recipe that was previously posted for #SundaySupper to make and share.

I chose Corn and Basil Hand Pies by Vintage Kitchen Notes.  I have always been intrigued by little hand pies like these, and really wanted to give them a try.  Paula has a great description of the place hand pies, or empanadas, have in Argentinian culture.  Stop on over to her original post to read more about them.

Hand Pies - Curious Cuisiniere

I was inspired by her talk of the variety of fillings to try my hand at some of my own, in addition to the corn and basil filing from her post.  I filled some with a spicy combination of ham and cheddar cheese, others with a caramelized onion and thyme filling.

Paula’s corn and basil  filling was such a fantastic combination with the sweet corn, bright basil, and creamy sauce.  I highly recommend stopping over to Vintage Kitchen Notes and giving these a try.

With the speed at which we gobbled all these up, I will be keeping hand pies in the back of my mind for future experiments.  They are incredibly versatile, and such a fun finger food.  Now that I think of it, they would be perfect for a Super Bowl party!

Caramelized Onion and Thyme Hand Pies - Curious Cuisiniere

Below are my filling renditions.  To make them you will need a recipe of pie crust dough.  You can find my go-to recipe here and Paula’s crust recipe here.

Spicy Ham and Cheddar Hand Pies
 
Yields 8 - 4" hand pies
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded or diced small
  • ¼ c ham, diced small
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt (use less if your ham is salty)
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne (depending on your taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Prepare pie dough.
  3. Mix all filling ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Separate pie dough into walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball into a 4" diameter circle. Once all the dough has been rolled, begin to fill the hand pies. Place 2 -3 Tbsp of filling slightly off-center of each circle. Moisten the edges of the dough. Fold dough over filling and press firmly around the edge to seal.
  5. Repeat with remaining and filling.
  6. Bake hand pies for 25-30 minutes on a cookie sheet, until golden brown.

 
Caramelized Onion and Thyme Hand Pies
 
Yields 8 - 4" hand pies
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • ¼ c cream cheese
  • 1 tsp thyme, ground
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Prepare pie dough.
  3. In a medium, non-stick frying pan, heat oil. Add onions, and saute over medium-low heat until golden brown and caramelized. (This could take up to 15-20 minutes.)
  4. Once onions are caramelized, add cream cheese, thyme, and salt. Stir over low heat until cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  5. Separate pie dough into walnut-sized balls. Roll each ball into a 4" diameter circle. Once all the dough has been rolled, begin to fill the hand pies. Place 2 -3 Tbsp of filling slightly off-center of each circle. Moisten the edges of the dough. Fold dough over filling and press firmly around the edge to seal.
  6. Repeat with remaining and filling.
  7. Bake hand pies for 25-30 minutes on a cookie sheet, until golden brown.

 

Hand Pies - Curious Cuisiniere

Take a look at what has inspired the other #SundaySupper bloggers from this past year of recipes:

Sunday Supper Appetizers:

 Sunday Supper Soups and Breads:

 Sunday Supper Main Dishes: 

Sunday Supper Veggies: 

SundaySupper Desserts and Snacks: 

 Sunday Supper Breakfast Faves:

Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog 

I am excited to announce a New Addition:  Tablescape by An Appealing Plan, Anniversay Dinner featuring Cheesecake with Fresh Berries orginally posted by The Messy Baker Blog

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