Sunday, October 10, 2010

Asian Pear Hand Pies and Eggy Bread Sticks

tAutumn weather means time for baking!  Sweet apple pies, savory breads, toasting pumpkin seeds, baking large cuts of ham or turkey, the whole deal!  Unfortunately, I only have a little toaster oven 045

But that's ok!  Today I bring you some Asian Pear Hand Pies!  They are an easy, low-calorie, low-fat, on-the-go food.  Able to be made with minimal ingredients and just a toaster oven and a stove top burner.

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Made with milk toast for the pie skin, this is a quick bake and smells very fragant!



Ingredients
1 Asian Pear
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 lime
8 slices milk toast (adjust depending on the size of your toast)
1 egg

Directions
Assemble ingredients!
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Peel and Dice Asian Pear
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It is best to get smaller pieces so it will become soft easily

Throw everything into a wok or non-stick pan and add the brown sugar for a little bit of sweetness
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Cut the lime into halves and squeeze out the juice into the pan
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Stir and cook over medium heat. The pears will start to get a little bit brown

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Sort of like carmelized onions!
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Let it cook. Meanwhile, cut the crusts off your bread. Try to cut as little as possible allow for more filling room. Flatten your bread with a rolling pin. I did not have a rolling pin so I smashed them with a knife, much like garlic!
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Spoon some filling into the center of the bread
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Fold in half and pinch shut
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Brushing with a beaten egg is optional for a more pie-like finish!
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Place in a toaster oven and toast until golden brown. My toaster oven was set at 1000W and I toasted for about 4 minutes
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Not wanting the crusts to go to waste, I dipped them in the remaining egg and toasted them as well, making a delicious new invention of eggy bread sticks!
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