Green Olive Hand Pie Recipe

May 30, 2017
by Melinda Gross for Thrive Market

It’s National Olive Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite olive recipes from the Thrive Market blog. From savory hand pies made with a briny olive and creamy goat cheese filling to an elegant Mediterranean tart, we think you’ll want to make olive ‘em!

Green Olive Hand Pie Recipe

Yield: 8 tarts
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For the dough
3 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 egg yolk
1 cup cold water
1 egg, beaten

For the filling
½ cup Divina Green Olive Spread
2 tablespoons chopped rosemary
Zest of 1 large lemon
2 ounces goat cheese, frozen, then shaved
2 teaspoons ground black pepper


Make the dough
In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, and butter until butter is incorporated and mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add egg yolk and water. Pulse a few times until combined. Squeeze mixture with your hands; the dough is ready if it comes together easily. If not, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse until incorporated. Dump mixture onto a work surface and shape into 2 even balls. Wrap each disk in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.

Remove dough from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to rolling. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dust a work surface with flour and roll the first dough into an ⅛-inch thick round, about 12 inches x 15 inches. Using a pizza cutter, trim off the edges to form a straight line. Divide into 4 equal strips. Repeat with remaining dough, so you have 8 long strips in total.

Make the hand pies
Place 1 tablespoon of the olive spread on the top portion of 4 dough strips. Sprinkle evenly with chopped rosemary and lemon zest. Top with goat cheese. Brush egg around the edges of the strip. Gently fold the rest of the strip over the filling and seal edges by pressing down with a fork. Arrange on a sheet tray about 2-inches apart. Sprinkle with black pepper and bake for 12 minutes, or until golden.

Recipe by: Angela Gaines
Note: This video is an excerpt of our Sweet and Savory Hand Pies Recipe.

More olive-icious recipes to try

Gorgeous Tapenade Tart
Lemon Chicken and Olive Tagine
Marinated Olives
Caramelized Onion and Anchovy Tart

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