Try your hand at a tropical-inspired hand pie. Perfect for everything from holiday breakfast to grabbing on your way out the door, these flaky pastries are stuffed to the brim with a creamy, minty guava filling that’ll satisfy from first bite to last. Though guava pastries are traditionally stuffed with just the super-fruit and cream cheese, these handhelds bring even more joy with the addition of refreshing mint. Plus, the made-from-scratch pastry dough, which is easier to whip up than you expect, has a hint of cinnamon that perfectly completes the balance of flavors. Serve them with an herbal mint tea for a truly delicious snacking experience.
Guava Mint Hand Pies
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 stick butter
- 2 tsp. Organic Valley Ghee Clarified Butter
- 2 tsp. cold water
- 1 cup guava paste diced or small chunks
- 1/2 cup cream cheese diced or small chunks
- 10-12 organic mint leaves chopped thinly
- 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together dry ingredients. Mix in Greek yogurt and butter. Using pastry cutter or food processor, knead 4 to 5 minutes (dough will be crumbly). Add ghee and cold water. Shape into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap; refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes.
On floured surface, roll dough 8”x10” or larger. Fold 3 to 4 times, like an envelope, to create flaky layers.
Flour surface again. Roll dough to 1/8”-thick. Cut dough into 24 round pieces.
Over 1 circular piece of dough, add guava, cream cheese and mint, being careful to not overfill. Top with second piece of dough. Using fork, crimp edged closed. Repeat until all dough is used.
Arrange hand pies on prepared baking sheet; brush with egg wash. Cut 3 to 4 slits on tops of each hand pie for ventilation.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.