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Tenderflake is making holiday baking easy as pie this year!
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Nov 18, 2011
Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season to give, and Tenderflake makes it easy to treat friends and family to decadent and beautiful treats and meals without compromising spending time with your loved ones.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect appetizer to impress your guests, or a fun activity the entire family will enjoy, using Tenderflake’s ready to bake pie shells, the possibilities are endless for spreading holiday cheer this year:
Celebrate the holidays with your friends and their children by hosting a family-friendly cocktail party where guests can create holiday décor to take home, such as these White Chocolate Snowball Pocket Pies. Kids and adults will love getting into the festive spirit by preparing and decorating these ornament-shaped pies. But be warned – these pies are so good they’ll likely be eaten before they make it home!
White Chocolate Snowball Pocket Pies
2 TENDERFLAKE® Frozen Deep Dish Pie Shells
1/3 cup (75 mL) Shredded sweetened coconut, toasted
1/3 cup (75 mL) White chocolate chips
1 Egg white
1 tbsp (15 mL) Milk
Prep Time 30 min
Cook/Wait Time Total Time 45 min
Skill Level Basic
PREHEAT oven to 400°F (200°C).
REMOVE pie shells from freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature for 10 – 15 minutes.
REMOVE pie shells from foil onto a clean, flat, lightly floured work surface. If cracks appear in pastry, press together and repair using fingers moistened with water.
CUT out six shapes from each pie shell using a (2-3/4-inch x 4-inch/ 7 cm x 10 cm) cookie cutter. Set any leftover dough aside.
MIX coconut, chocolate chips and egg white in a small bowl. Divide mixture evenly between 6 cut outs, mounding in centre and leaving a ¼-inch (5 mm) border. Top with remaining cut outs. Gently press edges together, and crimp with a fork.
BRUSH tops lightly with milk and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until pastry is golden. Allow pies to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
FOR decorating ideas see the Tips section.
Top baked pies with a dusting of icing sugar to give a “snow” look.
If dough gets too warm while preparing pies, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before baking.
Use any leftover dough to cut out shapes to decorate top. Brush back with milk or egg wash to affix to pie and bake as directed above.
Decorate your pies with sprinkles by brushing top with milk or egg wash, adding your favourite sprinkles and bake as directed above.
Allow pies to cool completely if using decorative icing.