4-Ingredient Cherry Hand Pies

hand pies with cherry filling

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Enjoy our tasty cherry hand pies – a delightful fusion of sweet cherry filling hugged by a buttery, flaky crust. Skip the slicing hassle and relish the goodness of a classic cherry pie in a portable form. Easy to whip up, these hand pies make for a delicious treat anytime, anywhere.


Units Scale
  • 1 can of Cherry Lucky Leaf Pie Filling (you can also use peach, blueberry or any flavour you like)
  • 2 tablespoons of Crosby’s Molasses
  • 2 cups of store-bough pie dough (you can also make your own)
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Sprinkle some flour on your workspace. Commence by gently pressing your dough with the rolling pin to initiate the flattening process.
  3. Roll your dough to a thickness of ⅛ inch. A slimmer dough yields a crispier, crunchier crust for your hand pies.
  4. Cut your dough into circles. We used a yogurt container (makes 4 1/2”) as a template but you can use the ”pie cutter’ ”of your choice.
  5. Transfer the pie filling to a bowl and use a hand mixer until you get a smooth, jam-like consistency. Add the molasses and mix.
  6. Fill your 4 1/2″ hand pie with 2 tablespoons of fruit filling. Do not overfill.
  7. Enclose the hand pie by folding it over and use a fork to create a secure crimped seal.
  8. Brush the outside edge with egg wash (one egg whisked with 1 tablespoon of cold water)
  9. Use a knife to make some vents on top
  10. Place your hand pies onto the prepared sheet pan lined. If your pie dough is at room temperature, chill for 20 minutes. If it is cold, go to the next step.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes. They should be golden brown.
  12. Let your hand pies cool for 10 minutes.
  13. While your hand pies are cooling, make your glaze. Just whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. You can also mix Greek yogurt with powdered sugar (equal parts).
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the hand pies and enjoy!


While these hand pies are most delectable on the day of baking, they can maintain their freshness for up to three days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them for up to two months.

This recipe was inspired by Sugar Geek Recipes’ Hand Pies recipe.