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Guinness Week: Pork and Guinness Hand Pies

Oh, hand pies. I am a fanatic for any kind of pastry dough, and these pork, Guinness, sweet potato, and dried cherry hand pies are a treat worth indulging in.

I moved this week, and since I live in Oregon, that meant shuffling all of my worldly possessions from one location to another in cold, pouring ran...all day long. I sure picked a winner of a month to move. Mid-way through the scurrying, I came inside and pulled one of these hand pies from the refrigerator. I didn't even warm it up. Just inhaled the whole thing straight from the plastic wrap, and it was perfect. A bit savory, a bit sweet, and hearty enough to sustain me through the rest of the heavy lifting.

Of course, hand pies are best straight from the oven when the crust is flaky and beautifully browned. You can store the leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for several days, but I recommend reheating in the oven or toaster oven so the crust doesn't get soggy in the microwave.

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