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Almond and Cherry hand held pies

Almond and Cherry hand held pies


Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 55


Serves 3

  • 6 frozen puff pastry ( store brought)

  • 200 gms fresh dark cherries

  • 4 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp salted butter

  • 1 tsp cornflour

  • 1/4 cup Almond flakes

  • 2-3 tbsp milk / 1 egg

  • For Sugar glaze; 4-5 tbsp of icing sugar

  • 2 tsp cold milk


  • 01

    Remove puff pastry out of freezer atleast 1/2 hour before you plan to make the pies.

  • 02

    With help of straw deseed the cherries and keep it aside.

  • 03

    Make cornflour slurry with 2 tbsp of water.

  • 04

    Toast almond flakes on a pan over medium heat until they are light brown.

  • 05

    Put the de seeded cherries in the saucepan along with sugar and lemon juice. Place the saucepan over medium heat and let the sugar dissolve and cherries release it juices.

  • 06

    Once the sugar and cherries juice is all syrupy add cornflour slurry and mix well.

  • 07

    Within a minute or two the cherries sauce will thicken and then add toasted almond flakes and butter. Stir well.

  • 08

    Remove from heat and let cherries filling cool down before filling it in pastry.

  • 09

    Carefully separate all the puff pastry from each other. Gently with help of rolling pin stretch each puff pastry in rectangular shape. ( Dust all purpose flour if required)

  • 10

    Place a generous spoonful of cherry filling on centre of each pastry. Slightly dampened the sides of pastry and cover the cherry filling with the pastry like an envelope.

  • 11

    Crimp the edges with fork, so the filing doesn't oozes out while baking. Repeat the same with remaining puff pastry sheets.

  • 12

    Preheat Air fryer / Oven at 180 degrees C for at least 10 minutes before place the pies to cook.

  • 13

    Place the pies in the basket of Air fryer / lined baking tray and brush it with milk or beaten egg to give nice colour and shine to pies.

  • 14

    Let it bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 degrees C.

  • 15

    Place the pies on wire rack to cool down a bit.

  • 16

    Make sugar glaze by mixing icing sugar and milk. Drizzle over the pies and sprinkle toasted almond flakes before serving.



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