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Guava Hand Pies
Guava paste may not be available in all stores; you can substitute a thick fruit spread such as quince paste instead. The number of pies may vary slightly depending on the shape of your cookie cutter. You can freeze unbaked hand pies on a parchment-lined plate. Once frozen, transfer to a re-sealable plastic bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
1?2 cup guava paste
1?2 cup crumbled queso fresco or farmer cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp. milk
2 sheets puff pastry (about 1 lb.), thawed
1 Tbsp. granulated or coarse turbinado sugar
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Guava Hand Pies

Guava Hand Pies

Guava Hand Pies
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  • Servings:Makes 9 hand pies
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
1. Mix together guava paste and cheese in a small bowl until combined. Whisk egg and milk in another small bowl and set aside.
2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Using a 3" round, square, or flower-shaped cookie cutter, cut into 9 pieces. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet.
3. Transfer half of the pieces to a parchment-lined baking sheet and gently pierce all over with a fork. Place 1 tablespoon guava-cheese mixture in the center of each piece. Brush edges of dough with egg wash and top with remaining pieces of dough. Firmly press edges together to seal.
4. Brush surfaces with egg wash, sprinkle evenly with sugar, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pies until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2016