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    Take A Bite Of Summer With These Cherry Hand Pies

    Mmmm, pie in your HAND.

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    Cherry Hand Pies

    INGREDIENTS

    1 bag (10-12 ounces) frozen pitted cherries

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

    ¼ teaspoon almond extract

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    1 pound frozen puff pastry (2 sheets)

    1 egg, beaten

    Raw sugar

    PREPARATION

    1. Combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract in a saucepan. Cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes, crushing the cherries with a spoon and stirring occasionally.

    2. Remove from heat, stir in the lemon juice. Cool.

    3. Preheat oven to 425℉

    4. Roll out the puff pastry. Using a cookie cutter, cut each 9 rounds out of each sheet of pastry.

    5. Fill each round with a spoonful of cherry filling.

    6. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with raw sugar.

    7. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown and puffy.

    8. Cool slightly.

    9. Enjoy with a damn fine cup of coffee.