Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa Hand Pies

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa Hand Pies

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa Hand Pies

Some recipes are just too tempting and too easy to pass up!  As soon as I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it.

However, I couldn’t use puff pastry dough.  Why?  Back when I was a baker for a local coffee shop one of my good friends took some day-old food home for her chickens.  One such day-old was a mini quiche baked in a puff pastry crust.  Now chickens eat everything…but they wouldn’t touch the puff pastry dough.  And after that, neither have I.

So I used homemade pie crust…but you can use store bought or puff pastry.  You choose.

Ingredients:

Pie crust (or puff pastry)
Avocado, mashed
Cream cheese
Salsa
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Roll pie crust into a rectangle.  Mine was about 6 inches by 10 inches (and made 3 pies)  Cut dough into rectangles – the width that you want your hand pies and twice the length.  Put a scoop of avocado, some cream cheese, and a spoonful of salsa on one side of your dough rectangles.  Fold the rectangle over to cover the side with all the goodies.  Seal the sides well (I use a fork to get a better seal).

Apply the egg wash to each hand pie. Sprinkle each hand pie with a dash of salt and pepper.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden.

Serve and enjoy.  Be careful, these babies are delicious and hot…burnt tongues are a possible risk.

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa Hand Pies

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa Hand Pies

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