Recipe: Mushroom Hand Pies

These were originally supposed to be empanadas but they got a little confused along the way. They turned out delicious enough that I just called them hand pies and think you should make them anyway.

Mushroom Hand Pies
Yields 18
A delicious hand pie filled with mushrooms
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Dough
  1. 375g flour
  2. 5g salt
  3. 170g butter
  4. 1 egg
  5. 50ml water
Filling
  1. 30g butter
  2. 250g mushrooms, sliced
  3. 2 carrots, shredded
  4. 8 shallots, sliced
  5. 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  6. 125g fontina cheese, grated
  7. 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Make the dough: Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, cut in the butter by hand or by pastry cutter until small balls form.
  2. Add the egg and water to flour and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough out into a thin sheet and cut rounded discs (3") until all the dough is used.
  4. Make the filling: Melt the butter over medium heat and to it add the mushrooms, carrots, and shallots cooking for 15 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add balsamic vinegar and cook about 3 minutes then allow the mixture to cool completely.
  6. Assemble the pies: place a spoonful of the mushroom mixture and a spoonful of grated cheese at the center of the dough disc.
  7. Brush the edge of the dough with egg then fold and crimp with fingers or a fork. Repeat until all filling and dough is used.
  8. Brush the tops of each pie with egg.
  9. Bake in a 200°C oven for 20 minutes until golden.
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