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Super easy to make and delicious chocolate banana hand pies!

This is another delicious recipe to use your ripe bananas.

For this recipe, I didn’t use puff pastry but short crust pastry / pâte brisée dough.

For your information, I could make 16 hand pies out of 1 square pastry dough of 17.3 inches x 14.17 inches (44 cm x 36 cm).

If you can’t find frozen pastry dough in your store, you can very easily make it, here’s a link to Stephanie Jaworski’s website, joy of baking.com, amongst many awesome and very well explained recipes along with videos, she has a delicious, quick and easy to make pastry dough recipe, click here.

  • 16 handpies
  • Easy
  • 1 h 15

Recipe :

Ingredients:

1 short crust pastry / pâte brisée dough

16 chocolate squares

16 slices of banana about 0.2 inches thick (1/2 cm)

1 egg, separated

Icing sugar to sprinkle on top

Utensils:

1 cookie cutter diameter about 1.9 inches (5 cm)

1 cookie cutter diameter about 2.3 inches (6 cm)

Cuttting the circles:

Preheat your oven to 410°F (210°C)

Into a chilled pastry dough, cut 16 (or as many you can) circles of 1.9 inches for the bottoms of hand pies and 16 (or as many you can) circles of 2.3 inches for the tops and lay them on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper

Chill for about 15 minutes

Filling the hand pies:

Briefly whisk the egg white with a fork to break it and brush all the bottom circles edges

Lay a chocolate square in the center of each bottom circle, top it with a slice of banana

Cover with the top circles and press lightly sides to glue them

Add a little water to the egg yolk, and brush top circles, I like to brush them twice

Poke three small holes with a toothpick into the tops

Baking the hand pies:

Bake for about 15 minutes or until handpies become golden

Let cool for about 20 minutes on a cooling rack

Dust with icing or powdered sugar

Note:

To keep the shape of your hand pies, always work with very cold dough, keep it in the fridge until you need it,

About the excess dough, cut as many decor shapes as you can (hearts, leaves, etc.) to decorate your next pie, freeze them on a tray and then store them in plastic bags. When you will want to use these decors, do not thaw them, decorate your pies with the frozen shapes, they will hold better while baking

Enjoy!

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