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Imperfect Lattice Top Hand Pies

Food + DrinkHailey Andresen2 Comments

I'm well aware these suckers aren't anywhere close to aesthetically perfect, but they were super delicious and so easy. Maybe next time  I  make them they'll be prettier, or maybe you guys will do better than me. Either way it's the taste that matters most right?!


Photography by Amy Frances


  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 375.

  • Roll out your pie crust, cut into 6 even pieces. (as even as you can considering pre-made pie crusts are circular)
  • Spray your muffin tin, take 4 of your pie crust pieces and set them in to the muffin tin, softening the dough with your fingers to create an edge around each one.
  • Take your last two pieces and cut in to 8 even strips (16 total).
  • Peel and cut your apples.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Mix.
  • Pour into your muffin tins with the pie crust – you will most likely have extra apples.
  • Take your strips and weave on top of each hand pie – you will need 4 strips per pie.
  • Once your strips are in place use a fork to merge your lattice top with the pie crust.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until your fruit is bubbling. 

Homemade Biscuits & Apple Butter

Food + DrinkHailey AndresenComment

Rolls are generally a staple at the Thanksgiving table in my family, but this year I wanted to give biscuits a try. The best biscuits I've ever had are from a restaurant out here in New York called Pies-n-Thighs. So rather than come up with my own version, I figured I would surrender and use their perfect recipe which you can find here. To make this side dish extra festive I made crock pot apple butter to go with. The recipe is super simple and requires that you let it cook overnight, or I guess you could let it cook all day. I kinda like the idea of something being accomplished while I sleep, but I'm a little obsessed with checklists and what not so bare with me.

Apple butter recipe


  • 8 granny smith apples
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Peel, core and chop apples in to small bite size chunks. 
  • Place all your ingredients into your crockpot. 
  • Cook on low for 10 hours covered.
  • Turn up to high and cook uncovered for an additional 2 hours. Feel free to stir occasionally. 
  • Using a food processor blend until you've reached your desired texture. 
  • Pour into jars and store in the refrigerator. I used mine as place settings for Thanksgiving. 

Photography by Amy Frances

Pesto, Tomato, & Corn Galette

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1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2 ears of sweet corn, sliced off the cob

1 large waxy potato, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fresh basil

handful of parmesan

1/4 cup of pesto

1 pie crust dougH


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Once you have sliced your corn, halved your tomatoes, and thinly sliced your potato (about 1/8"-1/4" thick per slice), combine. 

Add 1 tablespoon of fresh basil, a handful of parmesan & 1/4 cup of pesto to your veggies to finish your filling.

Roll out your pie crust directly on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Pour your filling in to the center leaving 1-2" around the edge. 

Fold your edge up to secure. Brush your pastry dough with olive oil, salt & pepper. 

Place in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until your crust is golden brown. 

Let cool & serve.

Photography by Amy Frances.