Kid-Friendly PB&J Hand Pies

March 22, 2021 By: Comments
Tagged: Breakfast Breakfast. Kid Friendly Kid Friendly. Strawberries Strawberries. Blueberries Blueberries. Brunch Brunch. Lunch Lunch.
20 Minutes
20 Minutes
Makes 9 hand pies
Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are a favorite amongst kiddos. And these hand pies are a new way to serve up this beloved lunchtime dish. Made with pie dough, three varieties of fresh berries, a little sugar, peanut butter and a few other ingredients, this may quickly become your kids’ new favorite way to eat a PB&J.


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small saucepan, combine thawed berries, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon until bubbly. Smash berries with a potato masher or fork and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
    Combining thawed berries juice and sugar in a small saucepan
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 sheet of pie dough and cut (9) 5-inch circles out of each, and place them on the baking sheet. On one half of each circle, place 1 tablespoon of jam.
    circles of cut dough with tbsp of jam on lined baking sheet
  3. Fold remaining dough over the jam to create a half-moon shape. Crimp the outside edges of each pie using a fork
    folded hand pies with fork crimping edges on lined baking sheet
  4. Combine beaten egg and water to create an egg wash and coat each pie gently with a pastry brush. Cut 2 vertical slits into the center of each half-moon with a sharp knife and bake for 18-20 minutes, until pies are golden-brown.
  5. Melt peanut butter for 30 seconds in a microwave-safe bowl. Use a spoon to drizzle melted peanut butter over pies and allow to set at least 10 minutes before serving
    baked hand pies on white serving dish surrounded by miscellaneous ingredients on light wood table

Recipe Tip: Have leftover berries? Use them to top on yogurt or blend in smoothies. You can also use frozen berries for this recipe if you prefer.