Hip Hip Hooray! It’s strawberry season!!! Matt and I got to go strawberry picking a few days ago and I’ve been in complete strawberry mode ever since. I always want to try some new recipes using fresh berries and this year I tried these Strawberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies.
Strawberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies
from Two Peas and Their Pod
Your favorite pie dough recipe, for two 9″ pies. I used King Arthur Flour’s.
2 cups chopped strawberries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or more depending on sweetness of berries)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on pies
What To Do
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. In medium bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until strawberries are well coated.
After pie dough has chilled for at least 30 minutes, roll into a square about 1/8-inch thick. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces, about 5×5 squares. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of strawberries into the center of each square, then top with about 1 tablespoon of chopped dark chocolate. Brush the edges of the square with the heavy cream. Bring opposite corners together to form a triangle and press the edges together. Use a fork to crimp the edges of the pie.
In a small bowl, combine the egg and water with a fork. Brush the top of the pie with the egg wash and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar. Repeat with the remaining squares of dough. Roll out the second disk of pie dough and do the same.
Transfer the hand pies to the prepared baking sheets, you should have 8 hand pies. Using a sharp knife, cut a small vent or two in the top of each pie. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the pies are golden brown. The filling may bubble out a bit and that’s ok. Transfer to a wire rack and allow the pies to cool completely.
I just made half a recipe. I did not use all of the strawberry mixture or chocolate (I used dark chocolate chips) or cream.
I tried different shapes because I was curious. The triangle ones were from 5″ x 5″ squares and the half-moon ones were from a 5.5″ circle. The two little ones were 2″ circles. These are pictured below.
After I cut out the shapes I rerolled the dough to make more. The ones from the initial rolled out dough look the best, in my opinion.
I don’t have turbinado sugar so just used regular to sprinkle on top.
Some Photos Along the Way
I love these little hand pies! They’re cute and I love how you can eat a whole pie but it’s not like you ate a whole pie. The combination of strawberries and dark chocolate is divine. Add some flaky buttery crust and it’s a party in your mouth.
Have a great week and enjoy some fresh strawberries while you can!