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Super Easy Cherry Hand Pies Recipe!

Our Cherry Hand Pies recipe uses only 2 ingredients which makes it a super easy recipe to share for the holiday season or any time of year. If your pantry has a can of cherry pie filling, all you need is a premade or homemade pie crust to complete this pocket of goodness.  

cherry hand pies

What is a Hand Pie

Pie is one of those special treats that can be consumed for breakfast, snacks, or dessert. It's perfect with coffee or ice cream and is one of the simplest ways to enjoy both sweet and savory fillings.

A hand pie is basically a pie in a miniature form that you can carry in your hand. 

Some can take the shape of a PopTart, some in a crescent moon shape like an empanada, but ours are round like a pie.

It's a perfect treat that uses only 2 ingredients, pie crust you can find in the grocery store and sweet cherries. And the best thing is it's portable! 

cherry hand pies

Favorite Pie Fillings

Fillings can be anything your heart desires! We have our favorite flavors and I'm sure you will have yours too.

Be sure to experiment and have fun with your pie filling! 

Related Recipes: Easy Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Pot Pie with Crescent Roll Crust, Easy Turkey Pot Pie, Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream, Dutch Baby Pancake

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Tools Needed to Make Mini Pies

When I make these individual pies, I'm glad I don't have to drag out my pie plate. Unlike my Chicken Potpie recipe, mini pies allow me to have one controllable serving at a time.  

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Circle Cutter
  • Sheet Pan
  • Spatula
  • Cooling Rack
  • Measuring spoon
  • Pastry Brush

Pie is Family Favorite Dessert

My family loves pie and if our son could have a fresh slice every day he would be happy. Well, lucky for me, I have this quick recipe that is so super easy I can’t believe I don’t make them more often.

These are the perfect size for a quick dessert or special treat for the lunch bag. Using pre-made pie crusts and pie filling is the reason these super easy.

If you don’t want to use a packaged pie crust, you can make a few from scratch ahead of time and freeze them and the same goes for your pie filling.

cherry hand pies on parchment

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14.1 oz) ready-made pie crust, brought to room temperature.
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Between two pieces of waxed paper, roll out the pie dough disc to a larger circle- enough to cut 6 4-inch circles. Repeat with the other dough disc on your work surface.
  3. With a circle cutter or mouth of a glass, cut 4” circles, place 2 Tbsp. of pie filling. Top with another cut circle. Seal edges with tines of a fork. Repeat with remaining dough circles.
  4. Place mini pies on a parchment-lined baking tray. Cut 4 small slits in tops of each hand pie and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
cherry pie filling on crust
Mini Cherry Hand Pies

Serving suggestions

Nothing tastes better than vanilla ice cream on a warm slice of pie and these fruit-filled treats are no exception! Here are other toppings to try

  • Whipped cream or cool whip non-dairy topping
  • A dusting of confectioner sugar
  • A vanilla or cream cheese glaze icing (like you would have on a Toaster Strudel!)
  • Chopped Almonds tossed in melted butter and sugar
Yield: 4

Easy Cherry Hand Pies

cherry hand pies

Easy Cherry Hand Pies use only 2 ingredients! These pockets filled with favorite fruit pie filling and baked in pre-made pie crusts, make a great mini treat for a backyard BBQ or school lunch! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14.1 oz) ready-made pie crust, thawed
  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Between two pieces of waxed paper, roll out dough disc to a larger circle- enough to cut 6 4-inch circles. Repeat with another dough disk.
  3. In cut 4” circle, place 2 Tbsp. of pie filling. Top with another cut circle. Seal with a fork. Repeat with remaining dough circles.
  4. Place mini pies on a parchment-lined baking tray. Cut 4 small slits in tops and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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We've included this recipe and more in our 5 Easy Recipes for July 4th BBQ Party! 

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