I love puff pastry. Like a lot. I’ve even taught a class about it, that’s how much I love it. I think it is the perfect thing because 1. You can make yummy things with it 2. You can make so so so many things that look fancy but in reality are so easy! 3. It is one of the only things that I say you should definitely buy instead of making it homemade. I have made it from scratch and it is a lot of work and it is really really really hard to get thin and square.
I like it a lot. It makes a lot of the things I love. One time I was in the grocery story and the cashier was feeling chatty and she asked me what it was and what you do with it. And I had to stop myself from being a crazy person and giving her a ten minute rant about how wonderful it is and all the things you could do with it. I explained (briefly) what is was and two things you could make with it. She totally thought it was phyllo dough and I didn’t want to keep talking about it and weird the girl out. So I just walked away. I actually told Regan how proud I was of myself for not lecturing her 😉 See… I love it.
I was looking on Instagram the other day and someone had posted a picture of a spinach and feta pie that they had from some coffee shop. And the ingredients sounded super tasty to me. So when I went to the store I got some spinach and came up with these little biddies.
Spinach and Feta Handpies
- 1/2 medium red pepper,chopped
- 3 minced cloves of garlic
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 handfuls roughly chopped spinach
- 3/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 Tbsp Greek Seasoning
- 1 pkg of thawed puff pastry
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat up your oil. Add in the garlic, onion and red pepper and sauté until the onions are soft. Sprinkle the greek seasoning over top.
- Add in the spinach and stir just until it wilts. Take off the heat and mix in the feta cheese.
- Let your filling cool to room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cover a pan with parchment paper.
- Roll out your puff pastry. Cut into four strips the long way and then in half.
- On the top row of rectangles put 3 tablespoons of filling on each one, keeping to the middle of the rectangle. Then place another bit of puff pastry over top. Do with both rolls of puff pastry.
- Using a fork, go around and press down on the edges, sealing them together. Using a sharp knife, cut a few slits into the top of each pie for steam.
- Place pies onto parchment paper and bake in preheat oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
I’ll just show you how to fill them, cause I think the filling is easy peasy to make! Unroll your dough and cut it into equal strips and then once down the middle in half.
On the top row of rectangles put 3 tablespoons of filling on each one, keeping to the middle of the rectangle.
Then place another bit of puff pastry over top. Do with both rolls of puff pastry.
Using a fork, go around and press down on the edges, sealing them together. Cut a few steam holes in the top of each pie.
Place pies onto parchment paper and bake in preheat oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Here’s a little peek to the inside of the yummy filling.