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Cheesy Onion, Leek and Spinach Hand Pies

Cheesy Onion, Leek and Spinach Hand Pies

Courses: Appetizers

  • Prep: 50 mins

  • Cook:

  • Serves: 6-8

  • Difficulty: Easy

Packed with flavour, these hand pies are a breeze to put together once you have your prep done. Making caramelized onions is very easy and can be done a day or two before, then all you have to do is assemble the pastries and bake. Serve with a salad for a tasty lunch or make them small and pass them around at your next get-together.


  1. In large 12” skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and leeks and cook, stirring often, until golden and caramelized, this will take up to 30 minutes.
  3. When onions and leeks are golden, add garlic flowers and spinach and stir until spinach softens, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add cheeses, crushed chilies and salt and pepper to taste. Let mixture cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, unfold pastry sheets and place on lightly floured surface. Roll them out to a 10” x 12” rectangle. Cut each sheet evenly into 9 pieces. Brush edges of half of the squares with egg wash and divide filling among those, leaving a 1/2” border. Top with remaining pastry squares, pressing edges to seal using the tines of a fork. Place pastries on parchment lined sheet pans and chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 415°F.
  7. When ready to bake, brush tops of pastries with egg wash. Cut a thin slit into each pastry to allow steam to escape.
  8. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning blend or poppy seeds and bake for 23-25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.


  • 2 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 L)
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 small Vidalia onions halved and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium leek cleaned and thinly sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp Farm Boy™ Garlic Flowers (190 ml)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup Farm Boy™ Classic Blend Shredded Cheese (280 g)
  • 90 g Farm Boy™ Sharp Small Batch Cheddar (175 g) grated (scant 1 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp Farm Boy™ Crushed Chilies or to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pack Farm Boy™ Butter Puff Pastry (450 g) thawed overnight in fridge
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp Farm Boy™ Everything Bagel Seasoning (59 g) Farm Boy™ Poppy Seeds for topping
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