Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chili Hand Pies

The weather has gotten warmer in Atlanta but we've still been enjoying our fireplace - sometimes with the air conditioner on.  I LOVE sitting in front of a warm, crackling fire and apparently, the kids do to.

Sitting in front of the fire, eating a bowl of chili sounds ideal but the reality is that it's usually a less than idealistic and downright messy experience.  I came up with a new way to eat chili that makes it even easier to enjoy chili in front of the fire - chili hand pies. 

Chili Hand Pies
Prepare a pie crust or purchase a pie crust and cut it into circles.  (I used a tupperware lid as a guide to make perfect circles.)

Fill each circle with a scoop of chili.  (I used some leftover vegetarian chili that I had on hand.)

Sprinkle with your favorite cheese.

Fold dough in half and press seam to seal.

Place on a silpat baking mat and bake 20 minutes at 350 or until golden brown.

Enjoy by your fire tonight.


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