Easy Strawberry Hand Pies

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Get ready to fall in love with these adorable strawberry hand pies! Made with a luscious strawberry jam nestled between flaky pie crusts, these treats are perfect for celebrating strawberry season or adding a sweet touch to Valentine’s Day.

Here’s why you’ll adore these hand pies:

  • They’re incredibly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these cuties in no time.
  • Whether you choose heart-shaped or circular pies, they come out looking absolutely adorable, making them a delightful addition to any occasion.
  • Each hand pie is like having your own personal pie – who wouldn’t love that?

Here are some tips to ensure your hand pies turn out perfectly:

  • Make sure your butter is extra cold for the flakiest crust. Freeze it for a few minutes before using it in the dough.
  • Consider using vodka or bourbon in the pie crust for an extra flaky texture. The alcohol evaporates during baking, leaving behind a deliciously crisp crust.
  • Chill the hand pies before baking to prevent the jam from leaking and ensure the dough stays intact.

Have some questions? Let’s answer them:

  • Worried about the shape? Don’t be! You can cut the dough into hearts, circles, or any other shape you like. Just keep the size consistent for even baking.
  • Wondering how long they’ll stay fresh? These hand pies will stay delicious for up to three days when stored in an airtight container.
  • Short on time? You can use store-bought jam or pie crust, but keep in mind that baking times may vary.

Easy Strawberry Hand Pies

Cook Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 11 hand pies


For the Strawberry Jam:

  • 2 cups strawberries trimmed and quartered (300 g)
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar 55 g
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch 5 g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 312 g
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar 28 g
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cold (224 g)
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold water can also use vodka or bourbon

For Topping:

  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Extra turbinado sugar for sprinkling


For the Strawberry Filling:

  • In a pot, combine quartered strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes until thick and jam-like. Mash the strawberries as they cook. Transfer the jam to a bowl and let it cool completely.

For the Pie Crust:

  • In a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar.
  • Add cold butter pieces gradually while pulsing.
  • Pour in water/vodka/bourbon 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Divide the dough into two disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Roll out one dough disk into a 9-inch circle, about ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut out dough with a 4-inch heart cookie cutter. Repeat with the other dough disk.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and transfer half of the dough hearts.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling onto each heart, leaving a small border.
  • Brush the edges with egg wash and top with another dough heart. Press the edges with a fork and cut a small X on top.
  • Chill the hand pies for 20 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Brush the tops of the hand pies with egg wash and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 18-23 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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