For the pie dough:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cinnamon (if desired)
12 tablespoons butter, cold
water (enough to form the dough)
your choice: jam, marmalade, spinach and ricotta, nutella
Mix all the ingredients except water. Mix until the butter looks like a fine crumb. Slowly add cold water, just enough to form a ball of dough. Do not over mix.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375F. Roll out dough into a rectangle. This should make 12 rectangles (or 6 hand pies). Once rolled out, choose a filling...the easiest is to start with jam. Spread about a tablespoon of jam in the middle of the dough. Be sure to leave an edge to be able to press together. Place the second rectangle over the first and press the edges together with a fork. Spread the egg mixture over the crust and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.