Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies
Flaky hand pies filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and juicy strawberries.
For the pie crust:
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour (180 grams)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter , cold and cut into cubes (113 grams)
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon cold water (75 ml)
For the filling:
- 2 cups strawberries , cut into small chunks (300 grams)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup chocolate hazelnut spread (185 grams)
- 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water , for egg wash
- Coarse sugar , for sprinkling
To make the pie crust:
Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add the cubed butter and pulse a few times to break them up. With the food processor running, add the cold water and wait for the mixture to change consistency. It will still be crumbly, but it will start to stick together, and the food processor will make a different sound.
Dump the dough out onto a clean surface and gather into a ball. Shape into a disk and cover in plastic wrap. Chill for a least 2 hours in the fridge. The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer (double wrapped) for up to 2 months.
To assemble the hand pies:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract.
Roll the dough out into a large circle about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3 or 4-inch round cutter to cut dough into rounds. Spoon some chocolate hazelnut spread onto half of the circles. Top with some of the strawberry mixture. Brush edges with the egg wash. Top with the other half of the circles and press to seal. Use the back of a fork to press a decorative edge around the pies. Cut vents into the top of each pie.
Brush tops of hand pies with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbling through the vents, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve immediately. Hand pies are best the day they are baked, but will keep at room temperature for a few days.
Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 148mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 307IU, Vitamin C: 17mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 2mg