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Hand Pies Are The Best And Cutest Pies

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

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

Recipe: Apple Pocket Pies

That's right. We're talkin' HAND PIES.

Recipe: Blackberry Cardamom Hand Pies.

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

Recipe: Apricot Blackberry Hand Pies

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

Recipe: Butternut Squash Hand Pies
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So tiny they fit right in your hand!

Recipe: Cherry Cheese Hand Pies

They can be sweet...

Recipe: Salted Caramel Apple Pies

...or savory.

Recipe: Chicken and Kale Hand Pies with Cheddar Crust

You can make them in summer...

Recipe: Balsamic Raspberry Hand Pies
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...or in winter.

Recipe: Spiced Pear Hand Pies

You can fold them into little half-moons...

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Hand Pies with Rye Crust

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

Recipe: Blueberry Hand Pies

You can cut out circular crusts...

Recipe: Raspberry Peach Hand Pies
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...or tidy squares.

Recipe: Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies

You can make them in a muffin tin...

Recipe: Tomato Hand Pies

...or let 'em run wild and free-form.

Recipe: Plum & Coconut Empanadas

You can even fry them.

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

Recipe: Fried Fruit Pies

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You can sneak a little cheese inside...

Recipe: Blueberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Hand Pies

...or get them tipsy by adding booze.

Recipe: Bourbon Peach Hand Pies

You can use whatever kind of pastry strikes your fancy.

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

Recipe: Brie and Jam Pretzel Hand Pies

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
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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

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

Recipe: Cranberry Hand Pies