So, I love hand pies. They’re cute and portable, and kind of the perfect vehicle for getting flaky buttery crust and fruit into one’s mouth. I also love PB&J sandwiches – preferably on white bread with chunky PB and strawberry (or raspberry) jam.
And finally, I am happy to report, I have been able to marry my love of hand pies and my love of PB&J. I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a peanut butter pie dough ever since developing a recipe for concord grape slab pie, as I could never find straight-up peanut butter ice cream to serve with said pie (I can only ever find PB ice cream with add-ins . . .).Cut to now where said intrigue has morphed into PB&J hand pies made from peanut butter dough (the dough has both finely chopped peanuts, as well as creamy peanut butter in it – and, yes, please use Skippy . . . ).If you, too, are a fan of hand pie and PB&J sandwiches, I think these babies are going to make you very happy. The recipe can be found here.
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2 replies on “PB&J Hand Pies”
I love your recipes and cookbook – so much fun! I am going to try these hand pies tonight. Peanut butter in the crust sounds amazing. Do you have any tricks or recommendations regarding how to have a good balance of filling to crust? The last hand pies I made had apple slices, flour, cinnamon and brown sugar for filling. The dough was a 3 1/2 inch circle for top and bottom crusts. I heaped the apples and then sealed, with little leakage. In the finished pies, the filling was minimal and barely had flavor. I have had similar results with berries and jams. Any suggestions? Thank you, Beverly
Hi Beverly and so sorry for the delayed response. I am traveling in the midwest on a book tour . . . thank you so much re: my recipes and book! That makes me feel so good. I think the recipe spells out how much filling to put in the pies and if you follow the recipe pretty closely, I think you’ll be happy with the balance and ratio. Because the filling is cooked, it is super flavorful and won’t leak very much. and a rounded 1/4 cup of filling should do the trick in terms of amounts – please let me know how they turn out and if you have any more questions! XO