Apricot hand pies

4 servings
30 min
20 min
Very Easy
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Apricot hand pies
This little pastries are the best, and so easy to bake : some puff pastry, vanilla custard, and a few apricot slices, and there you are!


Number of serving: 4

Vanilla custard :

1/2 cup milk

1 egg yolk

1 vanilla bean

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 puff pastry sheet

1 can of tinned apricots

1 egg

icing sugar


  • Step 1 - Apricot hand piesVanilla custard :
    Put the milk to boil with the sliced vanilla pod and its seeds.
    Meanwhile, put the yolks in a bowl with the sugar. Beat it energetically, until the mix gets creamy. Add the corn flour and mix well.
  • Step 2 - Apricot hand piesOnce the milk has boiled, add it gradually to the previous mix. Then put everything back in the pot, and put it back on a medium heat.
  • Step 3 - Apricot hand piesStir constantly with a wooden spoon, until the cream thickens, as it is wanted. This lasts around 10 minutes Take out of the heat, then cover directly against the cream with plastic foil. Leave to cool down.
  • Step 4 - Apricot hand piesCut the pastry sheet to make rectangles of the sae size. Spead some vanilla custard on a diagonal path.
  • Step 5 - Apricot hand piesPut 3 halves of apricot on the custard, then fold the 2 edges of pastry on them.
  • Step 6 - Apricot hand piesApply some beaten egg on each hand pie, and sprinkle with icing sugar.
  • Step 7 - Apricot hand piesBake 20 min at 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 8 - Apricot hand piesEt voilà, vos oranais sont prêts !



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