date and dark chocolate hand pies

  • 1½ cups (210g) pitted dried dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60ml) boiling water 
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup 
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 
  • 60g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • icing sugar, to dust
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the  dates, water and maple syrup in a  small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. 
  2. Cut the pastry into 8 x 10cm squares  and place on 2 large baking trays lined  with non-stick baking paper. 
  3. Divide  the date mixture between the squares  and top with a piece of the chocolate.  
  4. Fold the squares over, pressing the edges to form a triangle. Brush with  the egg and cook for 12–14 minutes  or until golden. Dust with icing sugar to serve. Makes 8.
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