While it's the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the busiest. And lately, between the multitude of errands I've had to do in the evenings, I haven't had an abundance of time to prepare dinners at home. Enter: delicious, portable hand pies.
There are many nice things about hand pies. First and most obvious, they're portable so you can eat them on the run and fill them with whatever you'd like. With a buttery, flaky crust and warm savory fillings like leeks and cheese or straight-up sausage, they satisfy on a cold, frenetic evening. I'll often make a big batch and freeze them so I can pull them out individually when I don't have time to prepare an actual meal. Paired with a simple salad or bowl of soup, they're also great to pack for lunch (or, admittedly, a late-night snack).
Try a Recipe:
• Savory Pies with Leek, Apple, and Sheep's Cheese - sb&gb
• Kale and Sausage Hand Pies - Martha Stewart
• Greek Hand Pies with Greens, Dill, Mint and Feta - Food and Wine
• Savory Chicken Pocket Pies - Shutterbean
• Chorizo and Potato Grilled Hand Pies - Panini Happy
Related: Twist on Tradition: Hand Pies
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