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Cherry Hand Pies
Ingredients
1
Loaf Martin’s Potato Bread (14 slices)
1
21-oz. Can Cherry Pie Filling
3
Tablespoons Melted Butter
 
Decorative Sugar Crystals
1/4
Cup Powdered Sugar
1
Splash Of Milk
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Using a rolling pin, flatten each slice of potato bread except the end pieces. (Save these to use for another recipe, like croutons!)

  3. Place 1 tablespoon of cherry pie filling in the center of each flattened slice of bread – a good measure is about 5 cherries worth.

  4. Being careful not to squish out the filling, fold the bread horizontally over the filling, using a fork to crimp the edges together. Repeat with remaining slices of bread.

  5. Place hand pies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut three slits into the top of each hand pie, then brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with sugar crystals.

  6. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until slightly golden and a little toasted. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

  7. Prepare icing by combining the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until it reaches the proper consistency. When lifted with a spoon, the glaze should fall evenly in a thin ribbon.

  8. Drizzle the glaze over each of the hand pies; let harden slightly.

  9. Enjoy! (Tip: These make great on-the-go snacks for traveling, bike rides, or picnics! You can also make ahead of time and freeze them.)