Who doesn’t love delicious pies this time of year? When the leaves begin to fall and the air becomes crisp, it’s time to start making fall desserts. All the seasons of the year offer distinctive foods you can use to make seasonal delicacies. When you learn to pick and use the best products of every season, you’ll be able to make the most of it. Pears and cranberries are some of fall’s best fruits and are tasty whether eaten raw or used in dishes. Use them to make this fall dessert obtained from Food and Wine’s Kitchen.
Fall Dessert: Pear and Cranberry Hand Pies Recipe
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 egg (beaten)
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of ground cloves
2 pears (peeled and chopped into ½ pieces)
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (for serving)
1 tbsp of all-purpose flour (and a little more for dusting)
1 14-ounce package of puff pastry (cold all-butter)
¾ cup of fresh or frozen strawberries
1½ tsp and ⅓ cup of sugar
- Mix the ⅓ cup of sugar with the pears, cranberries, tablespoon of flour, salt, cinnamon, and ground cloves.
- Pour some flour on a work surface and roll out the pastry to a circle approximately ⅛-inch thick
- Use a pastry circle cutter to cut the pastry (should make about 8 circles).
- Use a spoon to put the pear filling onto the middle of each circle. Use an unused pastry circle to cover it.
- Compress the edges of the pie to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges.
- Use a knife to prick each pie’s top so steam can escape during baking.
- Put the pies on a baking sheet and refrigerate them for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400⁰.
- Use a brush to apply the egg on the pies. Sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
- Bake the pies for about 30 minutes or till they turn golden brown.
- Leave them to cool then serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Fall is almost upon us and it’s time to start digging into fall desserts. Making desserts is the best way to optimize the season’s bounty. If you love pears and cranberries, make this fall dessert for your family or friends. Without a doubt, they’ll ask for the recipe afterwards.
What fall desserts will you make this season?