Step away from the butter tarts..
I promised my Facebook friends to post this recipe before New Year’s Eve. These little pockets of heaven are so easy to make and very popular with the guys.. I made a savory Tourtiére Recipe last year, so when I saw these little hand pies over at Simple Bites, I knew I had to try them! If you have left-over Tourtiére filling, they’re so quick and impressive looking. I cooked up a new batch of filling just so I could bake these little ones.. and it was so worth it. Recipes like this are awesome for visitors on Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve house parties because they can be made ahead and served hot right from the oven.
Roll out the puff pastry until it is about 1/8″ thick, using enough flour to keep the rectangle from sticking to the counter. It should be just thick enough that you can still “handle” the squares and won’t tear when filling. Score in 3″ squares, mine made 4 x 6 squares.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place pastries on a silpat or parchment covered baking sheet. Brush the tops with beaten egg.
I’m so happy to have all of my Christmas decorations up to savor, without the added stress of Christmas preparation and shopping. It feels like -26°C outside today, but it’s sunny enough for a walk… but this guy just isn’t interested… I think he got into the butter tarts, too.
If you’re headed out to the mall today..
help you bless you!