Sunday Comforts are all about feeling warm, a little bit indulgent and creating memories. These easy to make 4 ingredient kid friendly hot dog hand pies will be a lunchbox pleaser or even an after school teaser.
We have now entered the “ber” months with cooler mornings, shorter days and of course that means back to school. Getting into a routine after the lazy days of summer can be very stressful to say the least. Waking up earlier, getting the kids on the bus, heading to work only to come home to help with homework, make dinner, then baths and bedtime. It’s exhausting just thinking of it! But guess what? Sundays can be your best friend as far as food prep for the week ahead.
Working for years in our local school district I am extremely familiar with the lunches kids bring. Some are very inventive, some healthy and some not so much, but one thing is for sure, there is nothing more comforting to an elementary aged child when they open their lunchbox and find some home made food with a note from mom or dad. And you can take comfort in knowing lunch making can be stress free in a few easy steps.
These hot dog hand pies will become a trusted go to for you and once you learn the method you can become as creative as your mind will take you. Grab your kids and have them help you in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and when they open their lunchbox during the week to see a hand pie they will have that wonderful memory of time shared with you!
Tools you may need:
Whisk or spoon
Baking sheet (parchment paper)
Can you make a healthy version of Hot Dog Hand Pies?
Absolutely! Try browning ground chicken or turkey with shredded carrots or any other veggie. Add in the sauce and then continue to follow the same steps. And don’t forget to include a variety of healthy snacks like fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts in their lunch boxes.
The Method of Kid Friendly Hot Dog Hand Pies:
First and foremost is to gather all the items you’ll need to cook.
To a saucepan add grape jelly and bbq sauce. Simmer until reduced by half.
Peel each bisquit in half. Then roll out and refrigerate when done.
Next cut hot dogs lengthwise then into half moons. Turn the sauce off and add hot dogs so the flavors have time to meld and the mixture cools enough to handle.
Place a bisquit on baking sheet and add a spoonful of filling.
Add a second bisquit over top, roll up edges and crimp. Brush with egg wash and bake!
Other Kid Friendly Recipes:
A Twist on Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
If you make Kid Friendly Hot Dog Hand Pies and love them, I would love if you gave it 5 stars!
Kid Friendly Hot Dog Hand Pies
Packed with flavor, these pies will give your child a bit of comfort in their lunchbox or as an after school snack!
- * 3/4 cup Smuckers Concord Grape Jelly
- * 1/4 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
- * 1 package Nathan’s Skinless Beef Franks
- * 1 can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layer Bisquits
- * egg whisked with a touch of water
- Place the jelly and bbq sauce into saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until reduced by half.
- Pull each bisquit apart into 2 equal halves.
- Roll each half out to 1/8 inch thick. Place in fridge to keep cold.
- Slice each hot dog lengthwise in half. Lay cut side down and cut into 1/4 inch half moons. place the hot dogs into the sauce. Turn off heat and let sit 30 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place 1 bisquit down on baking sheet and add a spoonful of hot dogs to the center (don’t put too much sauce in or it will become wet). Place a second bisquit on top. Fold upwards all the way around and crimp with a fork.
- Brush egg wash on top.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with some healthy snacks like fruit and veggies!
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