#FoodBloggerLove: Breakfast Hand Pies
One of the Facebook groups I’m in has several blogging events each year. You may remember Choctoberfest and the cookie exchange? Those were both for the #FoodBloggerLove group. Well today we are celebrating the event that gave this group its name. Bloggers that sign up for the #FoodBloggerLove event are given the name of another blog they get to promote. It’s a fun chance to expand your network and meet some fellow food bloggers. Last year it was really fun so I’m excited to participate again this year! Make sure to check out some of the other fabulous bloggers participating!
I was assigned to blogger Erin Amundsen from Bottom Left of the Mitten. Erin is a mom and homemaker from Michigan. If you’re not from Michigan, most people from there show where they’re from based on where on the “mitten” of Michigan they live. I think the name of Erin’s blog is brilliant. Her tagline is “Food. Family. Fun.” which is perfect for what she does. She has a weekly series called “Celebrate with 8” where she shares 8 things to make your day brighter. In January, she shared a list of ways to stay organized which I really appreciated. She also has a movie night series where she shares a recipe that is paired with a craft bew. I will definitely be trying her jerk chicken sandwiches in the very near future! Erin also shares fun things to do with kids and projects around the house, which was of particular interest to me (I’ll be sharing more about that soon). So go check out Bottom Left of the Mitten and don’t forget to follow Erin on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook
When we signed up we were asked to share something we wanted people to know. Erin said “I love ‘pub style’ & comfort food. Burgers, pizza, casseroles.”, which was the perfect inspiration for a recipe! I made breakfast hand pies before but it was on a whim and the mix wasn’t quite right. This time, I was thoughtful about what I put in them and they turned out great, I think Erin will enjoy them. :). They certainly are the perfect comfort food.
Let’s get to the pies!
Start by preheating your oven and covering a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Now crumble the sausage in a large pan and cook it over medium heat with the diced onion.
I chose maple breakfast sausage to add a teensy bit of sweetness and seriously what tastes more like breakfast than maple! Cook it until the sausage is no longer pink.
Now whisk six of the eggs together with the salt and pour that in the pan.
Cook the eggs until they are almost done, but still a little moist and soft (they’ll finish cooking once they’re baking in the pies). Take the mixture off the heat and it cool about half an hour. You don’t want to fill your pies while the filling is hot or you’ll have a big mess on your hands (trust me on this one).
It’s time to roll out your pie dough. I made my own, but you can also just use store-bought. Roll your dough out to about an 1/8″ thick. Using a bowl or large cookie cutter, cut 7-inch circles (if you are serving these to littles ones or want a snack-size pie you can make smaller circles). You should be able to get about 6 if you’re using my recipe, but may need to re-roll your dough at least once.
Now add the shredded cheese to your egg and sausage mixture and combine until it’s evenly distributed.
Move your dough circles to the covered cookie sheet. Put about 1/2 cup of the filling onto each circle (you may have leftover filling).
Now fold the circles in half and crimp the edges or press all the way around the edges with a fork.
Whisk together the last egg with the water to make an egg wash. Finally, brush the top of each pie with the egg wash and sprinkle with salt. I used a little flake salt for a little pizazz but use whatever you like.
Bake 22-26 minutes, or until the dough is cooked and golden.
Enjoy while they are still warm! These pies also reheat beautifully so you could make a batch and have them all week for breakfast (or dinner for that matter)
Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating and you can also search #FoodBloggerLove on social media to see what’s going on.
- 1 pie dough
- 1 pound maple sausage
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 7 eggs, divided
- 1/2 salt, plus more for sprinkling on top
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon water
- Preheat oven to 400° and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook crumbled sausage over medium heat with diced onion until it's no longer pink.
- Whisk 6 eggs together with salt and pour in the pan. Cook the eggs until they are almost done, but still a little moist and soft. Cool about 30 minutes.
- Roll dough to about an 1/8" thick.
- Cut 7" circles (You should be able to get about 6, but may need to re-roll your dough.
- Add cheese to egg and sausage mixture and combine.
- Move dough circles to covered cookie sheet. Put about 1/2 cup of the filling onto each circle (you may have leftover filling). Fold the circles in half and crimp the edges or press all the way around the edges with a fork.
- Whisk together the last egg with water and brush the top of each pie.
- Sprinkle with salt and Bake 22-26 minutes, or until the dough is cooked and golden.