These Almond Butter and Jelly Hand Pies are a fun way to put a spin on a traditional PB&J!
Have you ever had a food epiphany that changed your life? Yeah, same here.
When coming up with new recipes, I often think about how I can combine two classic recipes, or change one classic recipe into something else, or use traditional flavors in a different way. These Almond Butter and Jelly Hand Pies are a perfect example of that.
They’re a combination of peanut butter and jelly and pie, but I’ve switched out the peanut butter for almond butter. Oh, and they’re sort of like empanadas, which are always good. It’s like a lunch and a snack and a dessert all in one. Have I arrived in heaven?
Being that it’s November, you’re probably expecting a normal, round, larger pie. Hey, we will definitely be serving pies galore on our Thanksgiving dessert table (which is the most important table in the history of table). But why not make them handheld? If something is handheld, you can eat more of it, right? That’s how math works. It just is.
I loved the almond flavor in these from my Barney Butter smooth almond butter. Another fun way to utilize almond this season is to use Barney Butter’s brand new almond flour! Along with chickpea flour, almond flour is my favorite flour to use when baking a gluten-free recipe. This stuff is as natural as it gets – raw blanched whole almonds that have been ground into a fine powder. Perfect for any dessert, especially pie crust!
To make these hand pies as simple as can be, I opted for store-bought crust. If you’re looking to impress your family and friends with homemade pie this year, I recommend Barney Butter’s almond flour to use in your crust.
This post was sponsored by Barney Butter. As always, the opinions, recipe, and photos, are all my own. Thank you for your continued support.
- 2 store bought pie crusts
- Tbs almond butter
- Tbs jelly of preference (I used strawberry)
- 2 eggs, scrambled
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Add flour to a working surface and place pie crust on top. Use a floured rolling pin to roll out a bit.
- Use a large mug or small bowl to cut out circles from the pie crust. Set aside on a greased baking sheet.
- Spoon 1 tsp almond butter on each pie crust circle. Then, spoon 1 tsp jelly on each.
- Fold one side of each circle over to cover the other and equally align with the edges.
- Use a fork to press down around each side to ensure each of them are closed. It’s okay if you have some jelly or almond butter leaking out.
- Take a cooking brush or your finger and dip in the egg wash. Brush each pie crust with the egg wash.
- Place in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes.
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Erin @ The Almond Eater says
I NEED to make hand pies ASAP. They look so easy and like you said–if they’re hand held, then you can eat more of them.
OOH you combined two of my favorite flavors, and you made it into pie which is my favorite dessert… This is AMAZING!
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Sarah @ BucketListTummy says
These look fabulous! Love the idea of the mini crusts!
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I wish pies were a bigger deal here. They are such an American thing and most people just don’t seem to get it here 😛
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Les @ the balanced berry says
Girl, how did you know uncrustables used to be my ISH! These look like the way more grown-up and delicious version of those. Need need need.
Such a simple and GENIUS idea! Love anything PB & J!
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Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet says
I love teeny desserts that are also kid friendly for holiday parties. These look absolutely scrumptious!
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I need these, for sure! I’m staying over Thanksgiving night at my parents, so my sisters and I can binge Gilmore Girls. These hand pies would be perfect for breakfast!
Diana @ Live Lean Eat Green says
What a fun dessert! and they look so festive for the holidays
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I’m going to make these with my daughter. You listed eggs in the ingredients, but never used them in the instructions. are you supposed to brush eggs over the pastry before baking?
The Blissful Balance says
WHOOPS! I write all my recipes in a Google doc, and paste them over, and I didn’t paste the last two steps haha! Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention!! I hope you enjoy
They remind me of POPTARTS yummmmmo.
Denisse | Le Petit Eats says
These are so stinkin’ cute! I bet they freeze well too so you can make a big batch and keep them on hand for easy snacking!
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These look amazing and super-easy! Thanks for sharing!
Ushmana Rai says
There are like meat pies but with something sweet in it! Totally loved your innovation! This is fun and a real good combination of two recipes! Really thankful to you for sharing this recipe, Christina. Keep sharing more fun recipes! All the love from Nepal! xx
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