Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kiss Pies

I found this sweet little recipe last week and decided to adapt it to a homemade version, instead of using premade crust as the original called for. As I mentioned in my other post today, Mushroom Tart, I used the same pie crust in that savory recipe as I will use here in this sweet recipe. It's a very basic, flaky pie dough that can be sweetened or savored, depending on your purposes. 
These are super cute and great for handing out to kids or friends. So easy and quick to make, but really fun and great if you like to watch cooking shows at the same time (like the latest Halloween episode of Chopped). 

Bake Temp: 350 (you can bake it at the same time as the Mushroom Tart!)
Prep Time: 40 minutes (including cooling pie dough for 30)
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Ready-In: 55 minutes
My own Field of Dreams

Pie Dough:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, chilled and cubed
3 tbls cup ice water (or cold water)
1 tbls apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar

Hershey Kisses!

1 egg white
1 tsp water

Make pie dough by cutting the butter into the flour and sugar until it forms a crumbly mixture. Pour in both liquids and continue cutting. When fairly mixed, dump unto a lightly floured surface and knead until combined. Form into a disc and put in fridge for 30 minutes.

When done, roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut 2 1/2 to 3 inch circles. I used a 1 cup measuring cup to get perfect circles every time, but they are so easy to work with, the circles can be pretty irregular.

In the back you can see the first step of folding, in the front is the second

Place a kiss in the middle and fold up opposite sides of the circle and pinch together. Repeat with other two sides to get a square shape. Pinch the edges together. Repeat with all the circles. With the in between dough left over, form a ball and roll out again. Repeat until all dough is used up.

Whisk together egg white and water. Lightly paint each pie. Sprinkle with sugar.
Back at 350 for about 25 minutes, until the top is golden.

Cutie Pies

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