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.
Pie crust (or puff pastry)
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper
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.