Harvest Apple Galette | Just Like Apple Pie!

Harvest Apple Galette | Just Like Apple Pie!

Have a slice of my Harvest Apple Galette won’t you?

Served warm, drizzled in caramel sauce, wouldn’t it be great with a cup of coffee?

I love making galettes they are a deliciously easy way to make a pie, and of course very yummy!

Our Rustic Pear & Blueberry Galette is pretty special too!  Our readers just love it!

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Even though the Equinox has come and gone, we have plenty of the spectacular fall season ahead and nothing says fall more than apples and the harvest.  So I really hope you love this Harvest Apple Galette.

A Galette is French for Tart, and the premise is basically the same.  How long does it take to bake a galette?  About the same time as a pie, but the difference is that when baking a galette you don’t need to fuss with fluting the pastry edges, and instead of a pie plate, you use a cookie sheet.

I’ve made galettes before – there is a Pear and Walnut Galette on the blog. It’s so easy, it will become your go to for pie baking.

For the easiest pie crust recipe, check out my Insanely Easy Pie Crust recipe on the blog…

RECIPE: one pie crust rolled out (about 14 – 16″)

TIP: roll out the pie crust on parchment paper and transfer it to the cookie sheet before you build your galette.

Ingredients: (see the recipe card below)

8 small apples (I used Paula Red) peeled & cored

white sugar

cinnamon

fresh lemon juice

fresh lemon zest

cornstarch

Directions:

Following the recipe below, gather all of the ingredients and mix together and place in the middle of the pie crust

Next and in a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter until the butter is completely blended.

Sprinkle this mixture on top of the apple mixture.

Wrap the pie crust around the apples, folding as you go. See how easy it is? Bake at 350F/180C for 55 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let cool, drizzle with caramel sauce and dig in!!!

 

 

Harvest Apple Galette is a quick and easy dessert!

 

I’ll bet that’s the easiest Harvest Apple Galette you’ve ever made!

I am Apple Pie Crazy!  I even have a Pinterest Board with that name!  Check out my other delicious apple recipes:

 

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Harvest Apple Galette
one pie crust
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • one pie crust - 14- 16 "
  • 8 small apples I used Paula Red peeled & cored
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
Topping1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
Instructions
  1. Mix together and place in the middle of the pie crust
  2. Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter until the butter is completely blended.
  3. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the apple mixture.
  4. Wrap the pie crust around the apples, folding as you go.
  5. Bake at 350F/180C for 55 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Let cool, drizzle with caramel sauce and dig in!!!

 

apple galette sliced with spoon

 

 

Gummy Worm Treats You Can Make With Your Kids

Gummy Worm Treats You Can Make With Your Kids

Fun Gummy Worm Treats you can make with your kids.
This Gummy Worm Cereal Treats Recipe is the perfect solution to "Mom, I'm bored!" kind of day. Easy to make, just have lots of goodies on hand to decorate!

This post was originally published on February 4, 2017 and updated June 18, 2018. 

I love baking with children.  They are so inquisitive, have boundless energy and it gives me a chance to share my passion with them.   I first started with my oldest grandson, Nathan.  We would make pancakes together when he came for a sleepover.  Then that graduated to other recipes.  He’s 20 now, and I’m hopeful he still knows how to make pancakes!

These Gummy Worm Treats are so easy and fun to make.   You don’t even have to turn the stove on!  Just microwave everything and mix it up.  The fun part happens when it’s time to mix things up, add some chocolate or sugary candies, like gummy worms!

Our Easy Hand Pies – Just 3 Ingredients, is another popular recipe on the site.  You could say that they are copycat Pop Tarts and so easy for young cooks or bakers! 🙂

This Gummy Worm Cereal Treats Recipe is the perfect solution to "Mom, I'm bored!" kind of day. Easy to make, just have lots of goodies on hand to decorate!

You can keep all of the ingredients for gummy worm treats on hand in your pantry, for when that day arrives.

You know that day?  When the kids (or grandkids) are laying around, and the dreaded comment “I’m bored” is spoken every 5 minutes?

Now I know you might be thinking, “I don’t have time for this.”  But if I could gently suggest that you take the time – it really is only a few minutes, the memories you will help to create will last forever.   I still remember the first gingerbread house I made with my daughter Kris.  She decorated it with pink and purple candies!  She was so proud and to this day, makes gingerbread houses with her two younger children every year.

This Gummy Worm Cereal Treats Recipe is the perfect solution to "Mom, I'm bored!" kind of day. Easy to make, just have lots of goodies on hand to decorate!

Making the rice krispie squares will probably need some assistance from Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa – but then I usually just let the kids go when it comes to decorating.  On this gummy worm treats recipe, I smooth a package of melted chocolate chips on top.  You know, you really can never have too much chocolate.  LOL. If Gummy Worms aren’t a favorite, then by all means, add other special treats – the possibilities are endless.

Take some pictures and share too.  I would love to see the marvelous creations that result!

This Gummy Worm Treats Recipe is the perfect solution to "Mom, I'm bored!" kind of day. Easy to make, just have lots of goodies on hand to decorate!

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This Gummy Worm Cereal Treats Recipe is the perfect solution to "Mom, I'm bored!" kind of day. Easy to make, just have lots of goodies on hand to decorate!
Gummy Worm Treats You Can Make With Your Kids
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 13 X 9 baking pan
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of gummy worms in assorted colors
  • chocolate bits to add optional - I used mini peanut butter cups!
Instructions
  1. Grease the 13 X 9 pan
  2. Spread the mini peanut butter cups on the bottom of the pan
  3. In a microwavable bowl, heat the butter and marshmallows on high for 1 minute
  4. Take it out and stir and reheat if necessary until both are melted
  5. Transfer the mixture to a very large mixing bowl
  6. Stir in the crispy rice cereal until it is all coated
  7. Spread the mixture into the pan until the chocolate covered bottom is coated and make sure you push it into the corners
  8. In a medium microwave safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and microwave on high for 1 minute
  9. Stir well to make sure the chocolate is completely melted
  10. Spread all over the top of the crispy cereal treats mixture
  11. Let cool
  12. Bring on the gummy worms!
  13. Let the kids place whichever way they want
  14. Cover the treats and set aside until firm
  15. Cut into squares and enjoy!

 

Vanilla Berry Tart, Babies and Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Berry Tart, Babies and Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Berry Tart

This post was originally published on March 19, 2016 and updated on June 16, 2018. 

I’ve had this recipe for Vanilla Berry Tart on my list to make for some time now. The combination of fresh berries, and delicious vanilla cream are just too irresistible, don’t you think?  We’re so lucky too to be able to get fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, just about any time of the year now.

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious! Vanilla cream, delicious fresh berries on a sugar cookie crust!Click To Tweet

I wanted to do something different for the tart base.  My recipe called for shortcrust pastry – you know regular pie crust.  Now my pie crust is the flakiest that you will ever make – IMHO!  Yet, I love how many bakers are experimenting with different types of crusts and in particular the latest craze around using cookie dough as a substitute for pastry dough!

My Chocolate Raspberry Tart also has a cookie dough crust, so be sure to check it out.  It’s so gorgeous, particularly as a Holiday Dessert!

So what would go really well with yummy vanilla cream and these delicious mixed berries?

  • I wanted a very special dessert to take to Family Dinner and I knew this Fruit Tart would fit the bill.
  • We had just learned earlier in the week that a baby is on the way and this will be my sixth grandchild!
  • I thought about sugar cookie dough, how delightfully easy it is to make, so light, yet richly delicious!
  • And to make it even easier, I actually used a sugar cookie dough mix so the entire recipe only takes about 30 minutes to put together.

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious!

I mixed up the sugar cookie dough according to the instructions and baked it flat on parchment paper, just like a pizza.

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious!

Once it cooled, I transferred it to a pie dish that I would be able to transport it in.  Next was to make the Vanilla Cream.  This is a very easy recipe, and the trick to making any kind of cream, whether or not it’s chocolate, lemon or coconut – is to have all of your utensils and ingredients at hand, so that you don’t have to leave the pot – just keep stirring!

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious!

I let the vanilla cream cool just a bit – a trick here is to cover the cream with plastic wrap – let it stick to the top of the cream.  This keeps a skin from forming.  Next step was to spread the vanilla cream on top of the sugar cookie base, garnish with berries – and that’s it!

A delightful delicious vanilla berry tart and a dessert that disappeared in minutes.  Yours will too!

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious!

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Vanilla Berry Tart
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
An easy and delicious fresh mixed berry tart atop homemade vanilla cream you can make ahead of time, that's perfect for a birthday party or potluck with friends!
Course: Dessert
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • one quart of fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 pint of fresh raspberries
  • 1 sugar cookie mix makes 12 cookies
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • whipped cream optional
Instructions
Sugar Cookie Base
  1. Make the sugar cookie dough mix into a round pizza shape and bake it according to instructions on parchment paper and set aside to cool.
  2. Clean all of the berries, wash, stem and slice the strawberries if they are really large.
Vanilla Cream
  1. Beat the eggs lightly in a two cup measuring up and set aside so you can reach it easily
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk the milk, sugar and cornstarch over medium heat, cooking just until the milk scalds - you will see bubbles around the edge.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Add about 3 tbsp. of the milk mixture into the eggs, and whisk lightly.
  5. Next pour the egg mixture slowly into the milk mixture, stirring with the whisk constantly and immediately return to the heat.
  6. Keep stirring until the cream starts to thicken and bubbles slightly - but not boiling.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  8. Let cool slightly and put the vanilla in a large bowl to cool, covering it with plastic wrap and letting the plastic film onto the top of the cream.
  9. Once cooled, spread the vanilla cream over all of the sugar cookie dough base, and mound it slightly in the middle.
  10. Decorate with the mixed berries as you wish. I started with the sliced strawberries around the edge and then filled in with blueberries and finished with the raspberries and any leftover strawberries.
  11. Cover and chill for 2-3 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

Using a sharp knife, slice your tart into lovely pie wedges, and garnish with freshly whipped cream.

 

What’s your favorite Berry Tart recipe?

Tell me all about it in the comments below!

This amazing Vanilla Berry Tart is so easy to make, and looks so gorgeous, you will be asked to make it again and again. It's so delicious!

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

A rainy weekend at the trailer, and with the change in the weather, I’m thinking comfort food and something sweet!

I think homemade anything is the best – and this Easy Salted Caramel Sauce recipe is the best by far!  And so easy to make too!

Salted caramel recipes are popular anytime.  You can find salted caramel sauce recipes just about everywhere and there are some really good ones too!  The sweet & salty flavor is so rich and creamy and really enhances just about anything.

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What goes well with Salted Caramel?

Well, we use it on coffee cake, pancakes and now my newest recipe – Blueberry Pear & Walnut Galette. You can even make salted caramel candy!

Related: Ice Cream Sauce Trifecta – Chocolate, Strawberry and Caramel Sundae Sauces You Can Make at Home!

Now this salted caramel recipe uses heavy cream, the kind that has at least 35% milk fat.

I’ve been asked “can you make salted caramel sauce without cream?”

Yes, you can!  Just substitute evaporated milk one for one if you wish.

This time I wanted to make something just a bit different, so I experimented with different flavors.  The result is this thick caramel sauce recipe and the secret sauce is almond-flavored liqueur.

I used Amaretto Di Saronno, but I’m sure there are others.  This salted caramel sauce recipe makes about a pint – and can be doubled to make more, which is what I will do the next time I make a batch.

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I think these little jars of salted caramel sauce would make perfect gifts at Christmas time and for hostess gifts.  I’ll use these cute little mason jars, like the ones shown here with twine ties around them.  What do you think? You can click the link to get them for yourself!

 

Here is the Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe, just for you.

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar – well packed
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Amaretto (almond flavoured liqueur)

 

(Prep time – about 30 minutes):

  • In a medium sized saucepan mix the brown sugar, butter, sea salt, and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, but not vigorously.
  • As the caramel begins to thicken, cook for another 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and add the liqueur
  • Return to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Pour into glass jars for storage
  • Tip: I poured the sauce into a 2 cup measuring cup and used that to pour into my little jars.
  • Enjoy!

 

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salted caramel sauce in small mason jar with jute tied around in a bow. thick salted caramel, homemade salted caramel sauce, easy salted caramel sauce recipe
Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
A delicious and easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe that makes up a thick sauce in minutes using heavy cream. We completely change the flavor with a hint of almond by adding almond liqueur, like Amaretto!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 4
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar - well packed
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Amaretto almond flavored liqueur
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized saucepan mix the brown sugar, butter, sea salt, and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, but not vigorously.
  2. As the caramel begins to thicken, cook for another 2 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and add the liqueur
  4. Return to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
  6. Pour into glass jars for storage

    Tip: I poured the sauce into a 2 cup measuring cup and used that to pour into my little jars.

    Enjoy!

Cousin Marie’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Cousin Marie’s Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

Easy Old Fashioned Coffee Cake With Caramel Sauce. Oh yeah!

 

This post was originally published August 23, 2015 and updated on June 10, 2018.  

My grandmother was a good cook, but she really excelled at baking.  One of the best memories I have is smelling her coffee cake baking in the oven.

 

The aromas of brown sugar, and cinnamon coming from the kitchen were almost too much to wait for sometimes!  This easy coffee cake recipe recreates that memory for me every time.  The original recipe actually comes from another family member, my Dad’s cousin Marie.  She was also a spectacular cook and a lovely woman.  I have fond memories.. 🙂

Our Apple Pie Coffee Cake is Love in a Pan!  A delicious apple pie topping, and lots and lots of icing. 🙂

I’ve wanted to bake this recipe for some time now, and I’ve added a few updates of my own- but only to make it easier and quicker to make!  This is not a yeast coffee cake – but has more of a pound cake texture – full of creamy goodness like cream cheese and butter.   Yummmmm…..

So here it is!  I use my food processor to blend the dry ingredients and the cream cheese and butter.  I love using my food processor and am learning to use it more and more in my baking.

We recently had our son Adam, and his girlfriend Adrienne over for brunch.  I had just purchased a new kitchen island for our tiny apartment — so that I would have a lovely new space to bake on and to make videos!  Of course it’s one of those “build it yourself’ project and was just to heavy for Mark and I to carry up the three flights of stairs.

So while everyone was busy with bringing all the pieces upstairs from the garage, I got busy baking this scrumptious coffee cake.  I love it because it’s so easy to bake, and so delicious, it’s a hit every time.  Adam says it’s his favorite kind of cake!

One of the great things about this recipe is that there are no fancy ingredients.  You will probably have all of this in your pantry – except maybe for the cream cheese.

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Coffee cake:

Delicious easy to make old fashioned coffee cake includes brown sugar, cinnamon, fresh walnuts all swimming in creamy caramel sauce. It's the bomb!

Instructions:

  1. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter well
  2. Stir in chopped walnuts and set aside
  3. In food processor add dry ingredients, baking powder, flour, white sugar, salt, and pulse until blended
  4. Cut softened cream cheese and butter into chunks and add to food processor and pulse until blended. The mixture will stick together if pressed in your hand.
  5. Put the mixture from the food processor into a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add the cream, vanilla, and egg.  Break the egg yolk and blend slowly, just until everything is moistened.  Like when you are making muffins.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 and grease and line a 8 X 8 square pan.
  7. Press the cake mixture into the plan
  8. Add small chunks of cream cheese around the top – I push them in slightly with my finger!
  9. Spoon on the brown sugar topping (this will sink into the cake as it bakes)
  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Let cool and Enjoy with a smoky dark coffee.

Garnish:

I swirl caramel sauce* and a light icing sugar glaze over the cake once it’s cool.  It looks pretty and makes the cake taste even sweeter!

*I melt caramels in the microwave and stir in heavy cream – easy and delicious!

Related: I’ve written another blog about making pastry with a food processor – you can see it here!

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Cousin Marie's Old Fashioned Coffee Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A light, moist and richly delicious coffee cake that is perfect for Brunch, Breakfast or any ole time at all. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 9
Calories: 432 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Topping:
  • 4 tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Coffee cake:
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 ¾ white flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. cream cheese plain
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter well
  2. Stir in chopped walnuts and set aside
  3. In food processor add dry ingredients, baking powder, flour, white sugar, salt, and pulse until blended
  4. Cut softened cream cheese and butter into chunks and add to food processor and pulse until blended. The mixture will stick together if pressed in your hand.
  5. Put the mixture from the food processor into a large bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add the cream, vanilla, and egg.  Break the egg yolk and blend slowly, just until everything is moistened.  Like when you are making muffins.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 and grease and 8 X 8 square pan.
  7. Press the cake mixture into the plan
  8. Add small chunks of cream cheese around the top – I push them in slightly with my finger!
  9. Spoon on the brown sugar topping (this will sink into the cake as it bakes)
  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  11. Let cool and Enjoy with a smoky dark coffee.
Nutrition Facts
Cousin Marie's Old Fashioned Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 319mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 39g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 16.2%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Oh and here is my new kitchen island!  What is your favourite place to bake?

Easy Hand Pies Recipe | Only 3 Ingredients!

Easy Hand Pies Recipe | Only 3 Ingredients!

Easy Hand Pies Recipe – Your kids will have so much fun making these!

This post was originally published on September 12, 2015 and updated on May 19, 2018. 

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This easy hand pies recipe is a perfect recipe for kids!  I just discovered frozen puff pastry a short time ago.  Yes, I know welcome to the 21st century! But being a scratch baker, I couldn’t imagine that something frozen and packaged could taste as good as something that I could prepare from scratch.  Boy was I wrong!  I used frozen puff pastry, for the first time a few weeks back, when I made Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse in Puff Pastry.  It was pretty amazing and received great reviews from my family and our RV neighbors, at the Double M.  We are full time (almost) RV’ers, downsizing and getting ready for life on the road.  So I’ve been experimenting with recipes I can bake in the RV’s gas oven.

Remember Pop Tarts?  Well I think this easy hand pies recipe comes pretty close to being a copycat!  🙂

Now cherry hand pie recipes are really popular, you see them everywhere on Facebook and Pinterest!  But we love blueberry pie too, so why not have both?

With only 3 ingredients, this easy hand pies recipe also fits every food budget! Frozen puff pastry and a can of pie filling. It doesn't get much easier than this! Click To Tweet

Need a quick dessert for a last minute BBQ or potluck?  This easy hand pies recipe will deliver.  And if the kids are saying “Mom I’m bored!” then here is an activity that will put a smile on everyone’s face.  Easy Family Recipes are the best.  Guaranteed!

Our Gummy Worm Cereal Treats are another great recipe that kids can bake themselves! We know they love gummy worms right?

  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

(NB:  This easy hand pies recipe makes 12 pies – 6 of each, and you will have lots of pie filling left over to either freeze or make more hand pies!) 

Here are more Easy Family Recipes that include frozen puff pastry!  Pretty Awesome! Just click on the images for the recipe.

Salted Caramel Mousse Cups in Puff Pastry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry Easy Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation: (prep time – 30 minutes, start to finish)

Defrost the puff pastry in your refrigerator overnight.  Separate the dough into two squares (the brand I use does this for you)

Spread a piece of parchment paper and a little flour to make rolling easy.

Roll out the square of puff pastry, fairly thin into a rectangle. (the instructions will say 12 X 9)

Cut the pastry into small squares – you will get 6 squares per section.

Place the small square of puff pastry on the baking sheet you will use.

Using a teaspoon the blueberry filling in on the one side of the square – leaving enough room so that you will be able to fold over the dough

Fold the dough over and pinch the edges closed.  I like to press the edges with a fork

Brush the pastry with an egg yolk wash and then sprinkle with sugar.

Repeat until finished and do the same for the second square of puff pastry, using the cherry pie filling.

Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes – until the pastry is flaky and golden.

Let cool before serving as the filling will be very hot!

Garnish:

Mix up some icing sugar glaze ( 3 parts icing sugar to 1 part water) and drizzle on the pies when they are still warm.  Yum!

 

 

And that’s it!  We’re all about easy family recipes here at PLB, so if you’d like to see more, be sure to join us!

 


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Easy Hand Pies Recipe ~ Pop Tarts (copycat)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12
Calories: 57 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg puff pastry frozen
  • 1 can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
Instructions
Preparation: (prep time - 30 minutes, start to finish)
  1. Defrost the puff pastry in your refrigerator overnight.  Separate the dough into two squares (the brand I use does this for you)
  2. Spread a piece of parchment paper and a little flour to make rolling easy.
  3. Roll out the square of puff pastry, fairly thin into a rectangle. (the instructions will say 12 X 9)
  4. Cut the pastry into small squares – you will get 6 squares per section.
  5. Place the small square of puff pastry on the baking sheet you will use.
  6. Using a teaspoon the blueberry filling in on the one side of the square – leaving enough room so that you will be able to fold over the dough
  7. Fold the dough over and pinch the edges closed.  I like to press the edges with a fork
  8. Brush the pastry with an egg yolk wash and then sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Repeat until finished and do the same for the second square of puff pastry, using the cherry pie filling.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes – until the pastry is flaky and golden.
  11. Let cool before serving as the filling will be very hot!
  12. Garnish:
  13. Mix up some icing sugar glaze ( 3 parts icing sugar to 1 part water) and drizzle on the pies when they are still warm.  Yum!
Recipe Notes

Garnish: Mix up some icing sugar glaze ( 3 parts icing sugar to 1 part water) and drizzle on the pies when they are still warm.  Yum!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Hand Pies Recipe ~ Pop Tarts (copycat)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies are great for your next BBQ or potluck and the leftovers can go into lunches for the week!

 

This easy hand pies recipe uses Frozen puff pastry, cherry and blueberry pie fillings and makes delicious and easy treats that kids can bake with you. Only 3 ingredients & easy on the budget!