Sure, you could make this recipe into a traditional pie—and it’d be delicious—but there’s something so fun about eating pie directly out of your hand. These hand pies are easy to make for a large crowd, effortless to transport, perfectly portioned and require no cleanup, making them the ideal holiday dessert.
A soft whisper of cardamom makes them pop. By nature, cardamom is a strong and fragrant spice, so a little goes a long way. Buy the freshest kind you can find—in fact, buying them in the pod and grinding them yourself is ideal. Simply crack the pod open and grind the black seeds you find inside. One whiff of the result and you’ll understand why freshness is key.
Go ahead and make a large batch of these treats, because they freeze beautifully. You can bake them straight from the freezer and pack them up for your next