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Apple and Pear with Chocolate Covered Cherry Hand Pies

Apple and Pear with Chocolate Covered Cherry Hand Pies

Heidi Larsen | Dessert, Pears, Apples | American

Celebrate any day of the week with these Apple and Pear with Chocolate Covered Cherry Hand Pies made with sweet apples and Royal Riviera pears! These are the perfect, sweet treat to give to your loved one and enjoy on a date night in.

Whether you're having a picnic or going out on an adventure, hand pies make for a delicious, portable snack on the go! And they're the best little pocket for baked fruit. These hand pies are made by hand and made with love using Royal Riviera Pears and premium apples to create the perfect gift for you or a loved one.

Freshly scraped vanilla bean seeds give an extra earthy flavor to the mix of fruit, and some granulated sugar adds a nice touch of sweetness. You can also make your own pie crust or use refrigerated pie crust to make it even easier. The chocolate covered cherries topping the fruit cook down to create a lovely, red juice in each hand pie, and the chocolate truffles need just a minute in the microwave to add a decadent drizzle on top! Finish with a sprinkle of sugar and enjoy a sweet, romantic treat for two.

Apple and Pear with Chocolate Covered Cherry Hand Pies

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes |
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Ingredients

  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 Royal Riviera Pear, peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ small lemon, juiced
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced in half with seeds scraped
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • chocolate covered cherries, chopped
  • Store bought or homemade pie crust
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • decorative or sanding sugar for sprinkling
  • 2-3 dark chocolate cherry truffles

Instructions

  1. Add the apple and pear to a small bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and stir.
  2. Add vanilla bean seeds, sugar and tapioca flour and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  4. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick and, using a 5-inch biscuit cutter, cut round discs for pies.
  5. Add 1 or 2 heaping tablespoons of the apple and pear mixture to one side of the disc, leaving the edges clear. Add some of the chopped chocolate covered cherries.
  6. Lightly brush edges of circles with egg, fold in half and crimp edges with the tines of a fork.
  7. Prick the center of each pie with a knife to form a vent for the heat to escape from.
  8. Alternately, add the apple and pear mixture to the center of one disc, lightly brush the edge of the circle with egg wash and top with another disc and crimp edges with the tines of a fork.
  9. Place pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Brush with egg wash and sprinkles of decorative sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden.
  11. Melt the chocolate truffles in a microwave for 15-second increments, stirring in between cooking times, until chocolate is melted.
  12. Drizzle chocolate on hand pies.
  13. Serve immediately or eat at room temperature. Enjoy!
Makes: 12-15 pies
Serves: 12-15 servings