Grilled Strawberry Hand Pies


Grilled Strawberry Hand Pies

A homemade strawberry filling is the key to these yummy strawberry hand pies made on the grill.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, mashed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 box Pillsbury┬« refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • Disposable foil pizza pan
  • Disposable foil pie pan
  • Powdered sugar, if desired

Instructions

  1. In 2-quart saucepan, stir together strawberries, granulated sugar and cornstarch over medium heat. Heat to boiling; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until very thick. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  2. Unroll pie crusts on floured work surface. With 3 1/2-inch round cutter, cut 8 rounds from each crust. Moisten edges with water.
  3. Spoon 2 teaspoons strawberry mixture on half of each crust round. Fold untopped half of round over filling; press edges with fork to seal.
  4. Place pies on ungreased disposable foil pizza pan. Prick tops of pies with fork.
  5. Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Try to maintain heat around 350 degrees F.
  6. Place foil pie pan upside down on grill to make elevated surface. Place foil pizza pan on top so it is elevated off grill.
  7. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  8. Remove from grill; cool 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Servings 16 | Prep Time 30 min | Total Time 60 min

Store any remaining pies tightly covered up to 3 days.

No time to make homemade pie filling? Use canned cherry pie filling or a dollop of strawberry preserves instead.

Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1 Hand Pie Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 130mg Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 11g), Protein 1g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

If baking these pies in the oven, bake them at 425 degrees F for about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep a close watch as ovens vary.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Pillsbury

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