The Chew: Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites Recipe

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The Chew: Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites

Who doesn’t love brunch? You can eat both breakfast and lunch at the same time, and it’s an excuse to have a cocktail early in the day! Daphne Oz wanted to kicked off the brunch-themed episode of The Chew with a recipe that’s great for making ahead of time and freezing until it’s time to serve them. Her Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites are perfect for people of all ages and, if you ask me, make for the perfect bite to enjoy with a warm cup of coffee!

To find out how to make your own hand pie bites, click next page.

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The Chew: Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites Recipe

Daphne Oz’s Guava-Cheese Hand Pies are perfect to make ahead of time or even the morning of your brunch with friends and family. (grongar / Flickr)

  • 1/2 C guava paste (4-oz)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry – thawed
  • flaky sea salt – to garnish
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C flour – for dusting
  • 1/2 C cream cheese (4-oz)

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The Chew: Guava-Cheese Hand Pie Bites Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tsp of water, then set aside
  4. Put the puff pastry on a floured cutting board and slightly roll out with a rolling pin to make a 10-inch by 10-inch square
  5. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 2-inch by 2-inch squares to make 25 total squares
  6. Use a fork to poke the dough
  7. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the puff pastry square with egg wash
  8. Put 1 tsp of cream cheese in the middle of the lower half of the square
  9. Top with 1/2 tsp guava paste
  10. Fold the top over the bottom, then press to seal
  11. Use the prongs of a fork to seal the edges, then put the hand pies on the prepared baking sheet
  12. Right before baking, brush the top of each hand pie with the egg wash, then add a sprinkle of sea salt
  13. Bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes
  14. Let cool before eating

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