Cherry Hand Pies

 Buttery, flaky and absolutely scrumptious hand pies are at the tips of your fingers. Starring cherries – these tiny pies couldn’t be sweeter!

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I am finally making my pie debut with a recipe that is so easy to pull off, you won’t be able to stop making them. I mean, who wouldn’t be able to spare 10 minutes in order to enjoy a freshly baked Hand Pie?

All day long is what I’m thinking :).

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You could definitely fill them with anything you prefer, but I have always had a thing for cherries. I have great memories of my grandparents and me driving to a cherry farm and picking them fresh from the trees. Afterwards, we’d always sit on their balcony and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Before summer is coming to a close, I knew I wanted to create something that would bring back those fond memories of my childhood. Bite by bite, these amazing little pies are doing just that!

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I thought about using pie crust, but had puff pastry sheets in my freezer. When the pies came out of the oven, I was so glad I went the puff pastry route. Don’t get me wrong, a good pie crust is hard to beat, but when you’re in a pinch and are looking for extremely flaky and buttery pies, this is the way to go.

Seriously so yummy.

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And I can’t get over how perfectly browned and golden they came out of the oven. Too bad I had to wait a couple of minutes before taking a bite… just a little warning, they are HOT inside, so don’t find out the hard way and be patient. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

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Besides puff pastry, I whipped up a cream cheese filling (to make them even more delicious) and added cherries, of course. It’s a pretty addictive combo!

You know what you gotta do. Make them, Bake them, and Enjoy!

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Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Cherry Hand Pies
Yields 24
The easiest hand pie recipe around. Little and small hands will devour these cherry pies in no time.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  2. 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  5. 1 can cherry pie filling
  6. 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Remove puff pastry sheets from the freezer and place in the fridge an hour before using to thaw.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. 1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, egg yolk, and confectioners' sugar and whisk until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  4. 2. Flour your work surface and place one puff pastry sheet on top. Using a rolling pin, slightly roll out dough until you can fit 9 (3-inch) circles on the dough. I rerolled the leftovers to get another 3 circles because I didn't want it to be too thin.
  5. 3. Using a cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles and place onto prepared baking sheet. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon (or more) of the cream cheese mixture onto each circle and top with another 1/2 tablespoon of cherry pie filling, making sure to get as many cherries as possible.
  6. 4. Cut out another 12 circles like you did with the first puff pastry sheet out of the second one. Place dough circles on top of other filling-topped circles, and using a fork, seal edges. In a small bowl, slightly beat and egg and brush on top of pies. Cut two slits into each pie and place in the oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until puffy and golden. Let cool for 10 minutes before enjoying!
Notes
  1. Cherry Hand Pies are best when eaten on the same day.
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Comments

  1. These look like the perfect mini pies, Kathy! I will have to try using puff pastry sheets. And I agree, cherry is definitely the way to go! Pinned!

    • That sounds easy & good to eat !! I bet strawberrys with that crm cheese mixture wld be grt too !!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These adorable hand pies looks soooooo delicious! I love cherries – great idea to add a whipped cream cheese filling too!

  3. Cherry is the best type of pie. These little pies look so cute.

  4. I’ve never made hand pies. Love the cherry version. It has to be the best! Pinning.
    Have a great Wednesday!

  5. Cherries and cream cheese stuffed hand pies.. Can anything get better than this.. they look so cute and delicious.. love how simple it is to make.. cant wait to give it a try! !

  6. I have never made hand pies but these are very tempting! I love cherry season!

  7. Kathi, these little hand pies look dangerous. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that you used puff pastry–so easy and so versatile!

  8. Yum, these pies looks delicious! Hand pies have been on my list of desserts to make and now I want them even more!

  9. Love these so much! They are so cute and I know I would eat the whole batch!

  10. I think I would eat way too many of these hand pies if they were presented to me!

  11. I have got to stop reading your blog before lunch! Your desserts never cease to impress. These look awesome and I’d have a hard time controlling myself from eating all of them!

    • Haha. Thanks so much, Leah. Sometimes it’s hard being in my shoes – I get to practice self-control pretty much every day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. These hand pies are adorable! I love the sound of the cream cheese with cherry! Since they are mini, that means I can have one for each hand ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Jeri Allgood says:

    I live in Vancouver,Washington where do you get puffed pastry at or do you make it yourself and how do you do that? Thank you very much I can’t wait to try them.

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