Food

Hand Pies Are The Best And Cutest Pies

You know what feels good in the hand? Pie does.

1. So, have you heard about the new kind of pie that’s all the rage lately?

Recipe: Apple Pocket Pies

2. That’s right. We’re talkin’ HAND PIES.

Recipe: Blackberry Cardamom Hand Pies.

3. Hand pies, like their more traditional pie cousins, have flaky crusts and nice, juicy fillings.

Recipe: Apricot Blackberry Hand Pies

4. But these are tiny, teeny, eensie-weensie pies.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Hand Pies

5. So tiny they fit right in your hand!

Recipe: Cherry Cheese Hand Pies

8. You can make them in summer…

Recipe: Balsamic Raspberry Hand Pies

11. …or lovely, zaftig pop-tart rectangles.

Recipe: Blueberry Hand Pies

12. You can cut out circular crusts…

Recipe: Raspberry Peach Hand Pies

14. You can make them in a muffin tin…

Recipe: Tomato Hand Pies

15. …or let ‘em run wild and free-form.

Recipe: Plum & Coconut Empanadas

16. You can even fry them.

Hot oil is a dough’s best friend.
Recipe: Fried Fruit Pies

17. You can sneak a little cheese inside…

Recipe: Blueberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Hand Pies

18. …or get them tipsy by adding booze.

Recipe: Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

19. You can use whatever kind of pastry strikes your fancy.

Even if it’s pretzels.
Recipe: Brie and Jam Pretzel Hand Pies

20. The only unbreakable rule of hand pies is that you — yes, you — must eat the entire thing. Without assistance.

Each freshly baked hand pie forms a strong emotional bond to the first person who touches it. To fail to eat the entire pie yourself if a betrayal of that bond.

Recipe: Sour Cherry Hand Pies

21. Other than that, there are no rules. If you dream a hand pie, you can make it real.

Recipe: Cranberry Hand Pies

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