Top 10 Hand Pie Recipes

Rustic pastry parcels oozing with gooey, gorgeous filling! The hand pie is a much-loved update on the humble slice. Take these beauties with you anywhere: to a potluck, to a picnic, even to school for lunch. They pack up nicely and delight all who hold them in the palms of their hands.

This recipe had me at apple-cinnamon. Is there a better spice for the tart, crisp apple? I think not! Apple-Cinnamon Hand Pies showcase this awesome flavour combination in perfect form. (Via The Blonde Buckeye).

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It’s official: I’m completely obsessed with the idea of pairing fennel seed with cherry. Enjoy this unusual (but delicious) mix in <Mini Cherry Hand Pies and be prepared to swoon. (Via Stasty.)

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Switch up Thanksgiving dessert and serve classic pumpkin pie in a new way! Pumpkin Hand Pies make going back for seconds absolutely acceptable. (Via Scarletta Bakes.)

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Lemon scented cream cheese and blueberry filling make for a zesty punch in each bite of these Blueberry Hand Pies. (Via The Italian Dish.)

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Sweet potato, bourbon and maple; the epitome of comfort! Smashed together in flaky pastry? Even better! Mini Sweet Potato Hand Pies. (Via Peanut Butter and Peppers.)

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For a bit of pure indulgence, make nutty-sweet Nutella-Banana Hand Pies (and serve with a tall glass of cold milk). You won’t regret it. (Via Hungry Brownie).

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I love that these are not only apple-flavoured, they’re also shaped like fall’s favourite fruit. Completely adorable, Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies are calling your name! (Via Pretty Plain Janes.)

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The pre-packaged Pop Tart is an iconic childhood favourite. But an update was definitely in order. Enter Frosted Berry Hand Pies: all the tasty goodness of Pop Tarts without the preservatives. Yum! (Via Foodie Crush.)

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What I love most about this recipe is the use of rye flour in the pastry crust. Strawberry and Rhubarb Hand Pies with Rye are rustic, warming and earthy. Serve with herbal tea to those looking for a taste of home. (Via Badger Kitchen.)

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We all love a good bit of a crunch, yes? Caramel-Pecan Hand Pies are crunchy, luscious parcels of sweetness. Ideal for that weekend picnic you’ve been planning. (Via The Café Sucré Farine.)

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Tell me: What are your favourite hand pie fillings?

Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming

Deborah Hemming is a food and hospitality writer who lives, cooks, eats and drinks in Montreal, Quebec. Originally from Nova Scotia, Deborah moved to Montreal to earn her Master of Arts in English Literature from McGill University. Recently graduated, she's now taking on the real world one recipe at a time. She loves red wine, Ruth Reichl, and browned butter.
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