The world of hand pies is wide and wonderful. At its essence, the hand pie is as it sounds: a savory or sweet filling neatly tucked into a wrapper of some kind to make a handheld snack or meal (if you eat enough of them!). Sure, you could just call a slice of any pie a hand pie if you hold it in your hand and eat it as such, without a utensil, but … I digress.
The variations are nearly endless. Start by picking a wrapper, such as this Flaky Pie Dough, or sheets of puff pastry or phyllo, and then when it comes to fillings, let your taste guide you. I stuffed kimchi and cheddar into a classic pie dough to great success. (They weren’t very pretty or even, but it really doesn’t matter so long as they stay mostly shut.) Read on for some tasty inspiration for handheld pies from our archives, and for more ideas, head over to our Recipe Finder.
Fried Sweet Cherry Pies. There’s nothing like cherry pie — so make these sweet little fried ones, and take them along with you wherever you go, so long as wherever you go has enough space to stay socially distanced.
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