Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
From "The Weekend Baker". Prep time is a guess.
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, 9 1/2-inch square each
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Chocolate Nut Filling
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄3 cup chopped nuts, toasted
- 3 cups chopped strawberries
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
Pumpkin Spice Filling
- 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons canned solid-pack pumpkin
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Remove both sheets of puff pastry from the box, set them on a lightly floured surface, and cover with plastic wrap. Do NOT unfold at this point. Let the covered puff pastry sit on the countertop until thawed and just pliable, about 20 minute.
- Meanwhile, position the oven rack on the middle rung. Heat the oven to 425*. Line 2 half sheet pans with parchment or a non-stick liner. Have ready the beaten egg plus 2 tbsp sugar.
- On a lightly floured work surface, carefully unfold pastry. Dust the top of the pastry with a little flour. Roll out each sheet, lightly dusting with flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin and work surface, into a 12 inch square. Using a 4" round cookie cutter, cut out 18 circles. Peel away the scraps and cover the rounds with plastic wrap while preparing the filling.
- Select a filling and combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until blended.
- Place about 1 tbsp of filling on the center of the round. Brush the edge of the dough with egg. Fold half the dough over the filling to form a half-moon. Using the tines of a fork, press the curved edge to seal tightly. Repeat with remaining rounds. (At this point, the pie pockets can be covered with plastic wrap and refridgerated up to 8 hours or frozen up to 1 month before proceeding with the recipe.).
- Arrange the pockets on the prepared sheet pans, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the remaining egg and sprinkle evenly with sugar. Bake until pastry is puffed and browned, 20 to 25 minute Transfer the sheet pans to racks to cool. Serve warm.
- Pie pockets can be baked up to 6 hours ahead and reheated in a 300* oven until warm, about 15 minute.