Lemon Lavender Hand Pies

May 4

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse

Over the winter, the sweet Lauren of Lauren Werkheiser Photography shared her super yummy homemade chocolate truffles with us and today she’s back! These lemon-lavender hand pies are a perfect treat now that the sun is shining and everything lemon seems to be the order of the day. (At least for me, anyway.) They’d make a sweet addition to your Mother’s Day brunch, too! Actually, I need breakfast and I could totally go for these.

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse

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For the Dough

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, cold
  • 1/4 cup cold water

For the Filling

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

For the Icing

  • 1/2 cup powered sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon culinary lavender

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine all dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in cubed, cold butter. Once mixed in, add in ice water. Roll into a ball and refrigerate one hour. Lightly flour a surface and roll out dough. Using a cookie cutter, or small cup, cut out two circles for every pie you are making. Repeat until you run out of dough.

In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Mix until combined. Add cornstarch, juice from both lemons and salt. Zest lemons and add 1/2 tbs. into the mixture. Heat this mixture on low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Once thick, remove from heat and let cool completely. In the center of a circle, scoop 1 tsp. lemon curd filling. Place second circle over and seal edges with a fork. Using a standard egg wash mixture, brush lightly over the top and bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown.

In a small bowl, mix together powered sugar and the juice from one lemon to create a glaze. When no clumps of sugar remain, pour over the hand pies. Sprinkle on culinary lavender. Serve warm and enjoy!

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies from @cydconverse

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[Recipe + photos by Lauren Werkheiser Photography.]