Try baking sweet potato hand pies (also called pocket 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.