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Makeshift Pie Pieces made with Frozen Puff Pastry

Makeshift Pie Pieces made with Frozen Puff Pastry

As long as you have frozen puff pastry and a bar of chocolate, you can make these chocolate pies really easily.

Ingredients: 48 or 64 pies

Frozen puff pastry
4 sheets (1 bag)
Chocolate
1 - 1 1/2 bars
Egg
1

Steps

1. I made the pies with just these ingredients, my family likes Ghana chocolate best so we used that.
2. Defrost a pie sheet and cut it into either 24 or 32 pieces. I've cut it into 32 here.
3. Cut the chocolate up by cutting each block in half.
4. Pre-heat the oven to 190-200°C.
5. Put a piece of chocolate on half of the cut puff pastry pieces and cover with another square of pastry. If the pastry is too small and the chocolate is poking out just stretch the pastry out a bit with your fingers.
6. Attach the 2 pieces of pastry together by pushing firmly on the edges with a fork, as the photo shows.
7. Line a baking tray with baking paper and glaze the pies with a beaten egg. Transfer to the oven and bake for 13 - 15 minutes.
8. I thought I had baked them all rather nicely, but there were a few that had come apart and were showing the chocolate.
9. However if you just push down on the edges gently whilst they're still hot you can fix them to some degree, they will look like this.
10. Make lots of pie pieces!

Story Behind this Recipe

I had lots of left over puff pastry and wanted to imitate my favorite snack.
The chocolate is so thick and yummy when just baked. They also make fantastic gifts!