From sweet to savory, these handheld delights are the ultimate crowd pleaser. We've rounded up our favorite hand pie recipes, from classic apple to the more daring strawberry and basil.
Each one is easy to make, and guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering. And since you can freeze them before baking, you can have a stash of yummy hand pies ready to go anytime.
So grab your rolling pin and get ready to make some of the best hand pies around. We promise that you won't be able to resist them once they come out of the oven!
Beef and Cheddar Hand Pies
Serve these savory pies made with store-bought puff pastry alongside a salad or roasted green vegetables, such as broccoli rabe.
Jacques Pépin ordered a saiti, a turnover filled with tangy wild greens and feta, at Marianthi tavern in the Greek village of Monemvasía. This recipe is a close approximation. The olive oil in the dough makes the crust extraordinarily flaky.
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Delightful Apple Butter Hand Pies are the perfect fall treat, combining homemade pie crust, flavorful apple butter, and a touch of sweetness. Enjoy them during lunch, at a picnic or as dessert with a scoop of ice cream.
In a mixing bowl, combine the diced apple, lemon juice, brown sugar, apple pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter and add the apple mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves and the apples start to soften.
Mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water, then add it to the saucepan. Stir until the filling thickens, then remove from heat and let it cool completely.
In a food processor, pulse together the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Add cubed cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and butter is about pea size.
Add 3 tablespoons cold water, one at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface, shape into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Roll out the dough to between 1/8” to 1/4” thick on a lightly floured surface, then cut into circles using a 4.5” cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting into circles.
Place 8 circles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and spread 1 tablespoon of apple butter onto each. Add a heaping tablespoon of cooled apple pie filling on top.
Beat an egg with 1 tablespoon of milk or water to make the egg wash. Brush egg wash around the bottom edges of the dough circles, fold the top half over to cover the filling, and press the edges together to seal.
Use a fork to crimp the edges, then brush egg wash on the assembled hand pies. Create steam vents on top with a paring knife, and sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Refrigerate or freeze for 15-30 minutes.
Bake for 18-19 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the hand pies cool on a wire rack before serving.
First off, anything wrapped in puff pastry is destined to be delicious. Second, anything with both bacon and a saucy ground beef mixture is similarly going to be a homerun. Topped with an egg and baked all together and you’re in for an incredibly decadent breakfast. Since these take a bit of prepara...
These Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies are addictive, two-bite hand pies filled with juicy cherry pie filling and air fried to perfection! Crispy, tender, flaky pies that get coated in a sweet and simple glaze. Don't like cherry pie filling? Use any other pie filling flavor or experiment with chopped cand...
This Chocolate Strawberry Hand Pie recipe is the perfect play on chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. These strawberry hand pies are made with a chocolate pie crust and a zesty homemade orange strawberry pie filling.
These delicious pumpkin hand pies are easy to make and fun to eat. According to Andrew Zimmern, the dough is so simple and forgiving that his 9-year-old helps him make it.
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