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Easy Sweet Potato Hand Pies

Try baking easy sweet potato hand pies. They are everything you love about sweet potato pie, but with a mini, handheld twist. These pie turnovers are filled with fresh sweet potato and chai spices.

Here's what you'll need...

You'll Need:

– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1 teaspoon ground ginger – ½ teaspoon ground allspice – ½ teaspoon ground cardamom – ½ teaspoon ground cloves – ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

You'll Need:

– 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes scrubbed (about 3 - 4 medium potatoes) – ¼ cup evaporated milk – 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter room temperature – ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

You'll Need:

– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 4 teaspoons chai spices divided – ¼ teaspoons fine sea salt – 30 ounces refrigerated pie crust – 1 large egg – ¾ cup turbinado sugar

Equipment:

- Paring Knife - Food Processor - 3.5 Inch Cutter - Parchment Paper - Baking Sheets

Instructions:

First, you'll mix up a homemade version of chai spices. This spice blend will be incorporated into the filling and sugar topping. It really gives the dish a unique, warming taste! 

Instructions:

Next, you'll work on the sweet potato pie filling. You'll first have to cook the sweet potatoes. The recipe below includes an option for oven roasting or microwaving the sweet potatoes. It really just depends on how much time you have.

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Then, you'll work on creating a smooth and creamy filling with the help of some evaporated milk and butter. At this time, don't forget to also add in some flavor enhancers like brown sugar, vanilla, chai spice blend, and salt.

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It's time for the fun part - forming all the mini hand pies. Be sure to work on this process with one pie crust at a time. It's important to keep the crust cold so it bakes up super flaky. You'll use a 3.5 inch circle cutter to shape the crusts.

Instructions:

And finally, it's time to seal the pies with the tongs of a fork. This process helps ensure all of the filling stays inside. The last important step before baking is an egg wash. The egg wash, will help the crust develop a golden brown color.

Instructions:

Bake for 17 - 20 minutes until the pie crust has turned golden brown. Transfer pies to a cooling rack until they’ve cooled to the touch. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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