Pear Hand Pies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle are packed with pears that have been baked in a sauce of brown sugar and cinnamon between a flaky buttery crust.
Prep Time 25mins
Cook Time 25mins
Total Time 50mins
Author Julie Menghini
2pie crustspurchased or homemade
4fresh pearspeeled and diced 1/2" I used bartlett but Bosc and Anjou are great choices.
4tbspReal Fruit Pectin
SugarTurbinado, demerara or white granulated
1/2cupheavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 rimmed baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine all of the pie ingredients except the crusts. Stir together and set aside.
Flour a flat working surface and roll out pie crust. Using a 4" cookie or biscuit cutter, stamp out circles. Continue combining and re-rolling scrapes to get additional circles until you have 24.
Spoon two tablespoons of pear mixture (I used a 2T scoop) into the center. Wet your finger with water and run it around the bottom circle edge. Place a circle over the top and press lightly to match the top and bottom edges. Run a fork around the edge to seal.
Whip egg white and water together with a fork. Brush over the top of each pie. Sprinkle with sugar. Using a knife make four slits for venting.
Place six pies on each baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Remove pies from pan to a cooling rack. Let pies cool completely.
Put cream in a glass measuring cup and microwave until hot in 30-second intervals. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. I put my chocolate in a small food processor, poured hot cream over the chocolate, and pulsed until smooth.
Using a fork or piping bag, drizzle over pies.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze in an airtight container or bag for up to 2 months.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.