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Spiced Fruit Hand Pies to Heal the Psychic Damage | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

Reconnect mind and body with a bit of baking!

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Listen. If you're a witch, then you and I both know: sometimes, the work gets rough. The spells, the divination, the channeling, the meditation.., sometimes all that effort for the sake of our growth and development can really start getting exhausting! And while so many people talk about how to grow psychic powers, rarely do I see people talk about something just as important: recovering from psychic fatigue.

So if you feel like you're hitting a wall in your practice, and like you're zapped for energy when it comes to getting all your spells and shadow work done, then I'm telling you to hold onto just enough magic to get one last spell done: a spell in the form of delicious spiced hand pies!

Even if we have to get through summer, I know all my autumn fans will love these. With apples, plums, cinnamon, clove, and ginger as our main spell ingredients, not only will it remind you of all those delicious fall flavors, but it'll also come in a form that's perfect to pop in the toaster oven in the morning and enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Let's talk about it.

Magic in Spiced Fruit Hand Pies

One of the biggest problems we might run into when we get run down and worn out is the problem of being kind to ourselves. And of course it would be hard: we're cranky, tired, burned out, and demotivated, which, if we let ourselves crash completely, only creates a vicious cycle. In this magical sweet treat, though, we have so many ingredients that have to do with love, and that includes self love. Apples, plums, cloves, and even ginger all have to do with love, while cinnamon brings that fiery, bright passion into the mix to pick you back up. And of course, that rich purple color of plums, as well as the spice of cinnamon, also help boost your psychic powers in the first place, which you may well need if you're burning the spiritual candle from both ends. Add some exorcising powers from the clove, some protective powers from all of these ingredients, and an overall power boost from ginger, and you are solid.

In this dish, the planetary influences of Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, and Venus, along with the two opposites of water and fire, come together to do a lot of work. All that Venus and water energy is there to sort your emotions and remind you to be gentle with yourself, to get some self care and good old fashioned R&R in, while the energy from the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter all boost your luck, optimism, joy, and fighting spirit; that fire will go a long way in igniting your energy and picking you back up. So when you're struggling in your spirituality and feeling like you just wanna lay in bed and rot, try out one of these hand pies; the mundane effort to make them, and the little bit of magic you can pour into them, will give you a tasty payoff for your efforts!

Spiced Fruit Hand Pies

Prep time: 60 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Makes 3-4 servings


For Dough:

  • 250g (2 cups) flour

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • 4-6 Tbsp ice cold water

  • A pinch of salt

  • (Optional) 1 Tbsp sugar

For Filling:

  • 3-4 medium apples, peeled & diced fine

  • 2-3 medium plums, peeled & diced fine

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp clove

  • 1/4 tsp ginger

  • 1/4 tsp allspice

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 2-3 Tbsp flour

Tip 1: make the dough ahead and rest it for at least an hour in the fridge before using!

Tip 2: Coat your filling in some flour to make it less liquidy before you fill your hand pies!


  1.   Combine flour and cold butter, cut in chunks, in a bowl, then press together with a fork until buttery crumbles form.

  2.  Mix in salt and sugar.

  3.  In a separate bowl, combine water and lemon juice, then slowly add them to the dough, kneading until it comes together.

  4.  Knead well, adding some flour if too sticky.

  5.  Wrap and rest in the fridge for at least an hour.

  6.  Peel and dice your fruits into very fine pieces, then mix with spices, sugar, and flour. Set aside.

  7.  Roll the dough out into a rectangle, then fold into thirds and roll out again.

  8.  Repeat this step 2 or 3 times, returning dough to the fridge for 20-30min as necessary to keep it firm. (Or just do it all at once for a more pie dough consistency vs. super layered consistency; both are delicious!)

  9.  Roll the dough out thin and cut into even rectangles, using a bench scraper to get them onto a lined baking sheet.

  10.  Place filling in center of dough, then cover with another rectangle and press shut.

  11.  Brush with any liquid from your fruit mix, or with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

  12.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are browned. Let cool for 10 minutes.

We all have those moments where the work (especially shadow work, yeesh) just gets too heavy. It's okay to take a break, and it's okay to step away, remember! So rest, recover, and treat yourself with a mundane, grounding activity like baking. You'll be okay! ♥


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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.

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