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apple leek curry hand pies

Apple and Leek Curry Hand Pie

A savory, portable pie with curry spiced apples and leeks.
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cuisine American, Indian, Seasonal
Servings 8



  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup full fat yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 egg yolk optional for wash


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped leek
  • 2 1/2 tsp high quality curry powder


  • Whisk together flour, salt, and turmeric. Cut in butter and coconut oil with a pastry blender or hands until mixture looks like coarse meal. Incorporate yoghurt and water with a fork, stirring just until all flour is moistened. Bring dough together in a ball, wrap tightly, and chill for at least 40 minutes.
  • Once dough has chilled, half the dough and place one half on a well-floured work surface. Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a 3" biscuit cutter ( you can also use 3 inch drinking glass or lid) cut out 8 circles. You will need to reform scrap pastry and roll out again to get all the circles. Repeat this process with the 2nd half of dough.
  • Place pastry circles on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for (at least) 20 minutes. Meanwhile, place butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When butter has browned a bit, add garlic, apple, and leek. Cook down for 2-3 minutes, then add curry powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of apple mixture onto 8 pastry circles, then top each one with another circle that will come down over the filling-making sure to tightly seal the seams with a fork. Refrigerate filled pastries for 20 minutes. Preheat oven halfway through chilling time.
  • Bake hand pies at 375 for 22-24 minutes. Crust should be a vibrant golden brown and flaky on both sides. Let cool on rack for 5 minutes before consuming.
  • *Optional: mix together egg yolk and 2 tbsp water. Use a pastry brush to gently wash filled pastries before baking. This encourages even browning.
Keyword apple pie, curry, hand pie, leeks, savory pie