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Strawberry Hand Pies laying on wooden cutting board

Strawberry Hand Pies

This classic hand pie is the perfect strawberry dessert for anytime of year.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 Oven


  • 2 3/8 cup all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick cold, unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 lb strawberries (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 1 tbsp sanding sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • Add 1 egg yolk, ½ c chilled water, and ½ teaspoon vanilla, and mix until just combined. If dough is dry or crumbly, add up to 3 tablespoons more chilled water).
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 2 to 3 times, just until dough comes together. Return dough to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make filling: In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, confectioner’s sugar, and jam, plus remaining flour, vanilla, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat remaining yolk and 1 tablespoon water for egg wash. Set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ½ inch thickness. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut dough into 6 rounds. Roll 1 round into a 6 inch circle.
  • Spoon a heaping 2 tablespoons filling onto half of circle, leaving ½ inch border. Brush the edges with egg wash, then fold dough over filling. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal. Transfer to a parchment lined baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough rounds and filling.
  • Using a toothpick, poke a few holes in the top of each pie. Brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle each pie with ½ teaspoon sanding sugar.
  • Bake until golden brown, or 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Keyword Strawberry Dessert, Strawberry Hand Pies, Strawberry Pie