I don’t know if it’s possible to find a dish more comforting than one that combines meat and pastry. Recipes like chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie are hearty, filling main courses that are perfect for a cold winter night. Since spring has finally arrived, I’m presenting a lighter l option in the form of a hand pie.
Meat and mushrooms are the base of the filling. Stock, shallots, garlic, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and thyme infuse the hand pies with savory richness.
Toasted pine nuts add just the right amount of crunch. To keep things simple I used store-bought pie crust but you can easily swap that out for your favorite homemade pie or tart dough (you can find my favorite recipe here).
The best part about these hand pies is that they can be made several days in advance of when you need them. Whether you want to serve them as a party appetizer or as an after school snack throughout the week, these will be perfect. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you want to reheat them simply place them in a 350 degree F oven for 5-10 minutes until heated through. A few minutes in the microwave will also work for a quick snack.
Get the recipe: Ready to try them? Head over to The Mushroom Channel to get my recipe for Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies!