Submitted by hipsterfood

When I got this week’s mystery box, I found myself a little stumped. The only non-animal-based ingredients were yellow squash, corn on the cob, onion, green beans, and a variety of apples. But the longer I thought about it, I realized that all of these ingredients are a part of all of my favorite fall meals. And what’s my favorite fall food of them all? (Besides pumpkin chai?) Hand pies!

This hand pie is savory and sweet, like Thanksgiving stuffing & cranberry sauce. The black beans add a much needed bite and give it another great fall flavor as well. Try these out for a burgeoning-September-weeknight meal and enjoy!

This filling recipe makes enough for about a dozen hand-sized hand pies.

1 medium white/yellow onion, diced
1 cup diced yellow squash
1 corn cob, kernels shaved off
1 handful green beans, 1 inch pieces cut on a bias, ends trimmed
1 granny smith apple, diced small
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp each cinnamon, cumin, paprika
2 tbsp coconut oil

Dough recipe can be found here.

1. Put the onion, corn, oil, cinnamon, cumin, and paprika in a hot sauté pan and cook down until the onions are translucent, stirring to prevent burning.
2. Add the squash, apple, green beans, and black beans, and mix together. Cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes and pour in about 1/4 cup water.
3. Let it cook down for 5 minutes, then mash it up a little with a potato masher or fork. Toss on some salt & pepper to taste.
4. Preheat the oven to 425°F. If you don’t already have the dough prepared, do so now. Spread out the dough into a rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick. Top half the dough with the filling, then fold the dough over and crimp the edges with your fingers. (Be gentle or the dough may break.) Slice a couple of holes in the top to let some of the air out during cooking.
5. Place the hand pies on a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Eat them while they’re still warm!

We scarfed these down for dinner tonight. You can find the dough recipe here by the way!

This recipe comes from the very best ladies from Scratch Bake Shop, here in our city of Rochester NY. These cookies are so versatile and are my favorite kind of sweet - easy, quick and a good snack for any time of the day. We used a lovely jasmine green tea in our kitchen, and they turned out amazingly. Try these out and thank us later! :)

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