Pecan Pie Handpies

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Happy happy happy Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I love dressing up and seeing a bunch of kids walking around like Spiderman and Cinderella.  No, I do not find it a devilish holiday.  Halloween is what you make it people!

Rant over.

I decided to dress up as a scarecrow for Halloween.  Originally, B and I were planning on being Daphne and Shaggy from Scooby Doo, but he had work so I had a change of plans.

But the costume only cost me $4 from the dollar store and I had everything else!  Plus, I thought mine looked cuter thanthe store bought ones!  Homemade=good.

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Crow-$1, Leaves-$1, Flowers-$1, Straw-$1

Everything else I had on hand.  And I got a lot of complements!  If you guys ever need a last minute costume, this is the way to go!  You can even add a straw hat, which I didn’t have and didn’t want to buy.

Now on to the handpies.

I think the word handpies sounds really weird.  I don’t know why.  Luckily, they’re just delicious.

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And they don’t take all that much time.  Maybe an hour without refrigeration time?

Also, take my word and make your own pie crust, okay?  Will you just listen to me?  Will you just do it?

Please and thank you.

Ingredients for pie crust:

1 1/4 c. AP flour

1 Tbs. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 stick butter

1/4 c. ice water

Whisk flour, sugar, and salt together.  Cut cold, cubed butter into the flour mix with a pastry cutter or two knives until they are the size of peas.  Add water and mix with a spoon.  Knead ten times.

Flatten and store in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for about two hours or overnight.

Filling Ingredients

1 c. pecans, chopped

1/2 c. brown sugar, packed firmly

1/3 c. heavy cream

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. allspice

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.

Chai Glaze:

1/4 c. powdered sugar

2 Tbs. milk

1-2 Tbs. Chai powdered mix (I LOVE the Costco kind)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Egg wash=1 egg+about 2 Tbs. water whisked together

Directions

To make handpies, roll out the dough until about 1/8 inch thick.  Cut cirlces with a large cookie cutter and refrigerate until you are ready to use them.

Spoon about 2 Tbs. of filling into the middle of each circle.  Fold them over and seal them together with egg wash.  Using the tines of a fork, seal the edges together.

Bake at 350* until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.

Spoon Chai glaze over handpies.

Serve either warm or cold.  They’re delicious either way!

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Eat them outside with coffee on a cool fall morning.  They scream fall and they are so comforting.

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Make these and then smile and be happy for the rest of your fall.  Or winter.  These are multi-seasonal.

Have a great rest of your Halloween everybody!

XOXO Sara

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