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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.