Tomato Savory Hand Pies




  • 2 Cups (254 grams) All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 16 Tbsp Unsalted Butter cold cut into small pieces
  • 1 Large Egg lightly beaten with fork
  • 4-5 Tbsp Ice Water plus more if needed


  • 4 Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 8 oz Dill Goat Cheese
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup (62.5 g) Green Onions chopped, more to sprinkle on top


  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  2. Add cubes of cold butter and work into flour with pastry cutter. May also need to use fingers to create a cornmeal texture with small pieces of butter remaining.
  3. Add lightly beaten egg and stir into flour mixture with a wooden spoon.
  4. Next add one Tbsp of ice cold water at a time, while shaping dough with your hands. Use just enough water to form a dough. (it should be tacky, but not overly sticky nor wet)
  5. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and place in fridge for 1 hour to firm.
  6. **during this time make your filling and toppings, then set aside**
  7. Remove dough from fridge, weigh and cut into 8 even parts using a sharp knife or bench scraper. Form each section into a ball (do not knead dough).
  8. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one ball into a 6-7 in circle.
  9. Spoon 1 Tbsp filling into center of circle. Gently spread filling into am even layer, leaving a one inch border of crust.
  10. Lay three tomato slices in a triangle shape over filling.
  11. Fold over the dough into the center, adding pleats with each turn.
  12. Brush outer crust with a nice coating of egg wash.
  13. Sprinkle seeds and salt topping onto coated crust.
  14. Bake for 20 min, or until golden brown at 400 F.
  15. Let cool for 10 min. before serving. Sprinkle additional green onions on top!


  1. Slice tomatoes and place on paper towels to dry. Sprinkle with fine sea salt.
  2. Combine goat cheese, egg yolks, and onions in small bowl. Stir with a fork.

Egg Wash

  1. One egg lightly beaten with a fork.


  1. Prepare egg wash by whisking one egg with a fork in a small bowl. (use pastry or small paint brush when applying)
  2. Combine seeds, garlic, and sea salt in a separate bowl. Stir with a spoon.


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