National Pie Day is coming up soon and I can’t wait to celebrate with all kinds of pie…. sweet and savory! This recipe for Hamburger Pie Pockets is a kid-favorite in Eckert’s Cooking Classroom. Kids love the familiar flavors and the opportunity to make their own masterpiece. Hamburger, ketchup and corn makes a yummy filling for our flaky humble pie dough. If you can’t swing by Eckert’s to get our 6” round pie dough pieces, substitute homemade or regular-sized pie crust. I made these pie pockets this week on Show Me St. Louis at KSDK Channel 5. They are a perfect finger food for National Pie Day or for your upcoming Super Bowl party.
What is your plan for National Pie Day? Will you be making a pie or pie pockets or will you take advantage of our best pie deal of the year at Eckert’s Country Store? On Monday, January 23, 2017, Eckert’s Bakery will be offering all pies “Buy 1 Get 1 FREE.” Call today to place your order 618-233-0513 x 2!
Eat well this winter,
Hamburger Pie Pockets
3/4 lb hamburger, browned
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed & drained
4 Eckert’s frozen humble pie crusts (5” pie crust circles)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown hamburger and drain. Stir in salt, granulated garlic, ketchup and corn. Place 2 tablespoons of meat filling on circle. Fold dough in half over top of the filling. In a small bowl, whisk egg. Brush edges of pie dough with egg. Crimp edge closed with fork to seal. Brush top of dough with egg wash. Cut a couple of slits in top. Bake 20 minutes. Makes 4 hand pies.