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Mini Baker’s Mini "Hand Pies"

by Christa on August 26, 2009

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Mini Baker’s Mini Cherry Pies:


Since I’ve been obsessed with Pies this week, I decided to make some mini pies that you can eat with your hands… no silverware necessary! I was actually thinking of McDonald’s Apple Pies that come packaged in a bag and decided that is was a pretty cool idea. But of course I wanted mine to taste NOTHING like McDonald’s pies. haha.
Anyway, the recipe is SO simple:

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  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust (if you are feeling ambitious I highly suggest to make Mini Baker’s Apple-of-my-eye Crust… these pies will come out much yummier, you can find the recipe here)
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Other Supplies Needed:

  • Cookie Cutters (any shape of choice)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Floured Cutting Board
  • Skewer

  1. Roll out your dough on your floured surface to an 1/8″ thickness. (If you are making the Mini Baker crust, make sure your dough is chilled, or else it will be hard to roll out evenly).
  2. Take your cookie cutter and cut out as many shapes as possible. Make sure its an even number or else one of your pies will be topless! We don’t want that! 🙂
  3. Take your cherry pie filling and put 1 or 2 cherries (and some extra juice) in the center of your shape. Put a piece of dough over the top and seal the edges together with your fingers, or the back of a metal spoon.
  4. Take one egg yolk and mix it with about a TBSP. of water. Brush on the egg wash. (This will create that pretty, shiny crust!)
  5. Poke 3 or 4 holes with your skewer, so that your hand pies don’t explode!
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  7. Eat, eat, eat!!!

Or hearts? Which do you all prefer?!

If you don’t like cherry, these hand pies can be filled with
fresh blackberries, apple pie filling, peaches, etc! You pick 🙂

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Melody August 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

So cute! I've seen these with a little lollipop stick in them too. People are so creative! The flowers are adorable.


Finsmom August 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm

These are so cute! Love them! Great job!


BAKING is my ZeN...sweet nibbles for the soul August 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Very cute little nibbles of sweetness!


Leslie August 26, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I thought I liked the hearts better..but another look and I think the flowers win!


girlichef August 26, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Oh! I love both shapes…they are adorable. Great idea…I could go for a hand pie or two 😀


Bunny August 27, 2009 at 12:46 am

They are adorable!! You must have the patience of a saint!!


Mary August 27, 2009 at 1:07 am

Clever gal :-). This is a wonderful idea. I love hand pies of any variety and these look terrific. Yum!


Bridgett August 27, 2009 at 1:51 am

I am always partial to the hearts but both are darling! Thanks for visiting my blog…definitely happy it brought me to yours!


Peabody August 27, 2009 at 3:17 am

Those are super cute!


hot garlic August 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

Flowers. I prefer flowers. So cute, such a cute idea.

So how cute are you Mini Baker! Love your chic hairstyle and cute smile. And you're glad you've got the love or running and pilates going for you to match your passion for baking. I need to find something I love, since my favorite exercise is eating!

Anyway, thanks for the nice comment and I'm glad to find another friend who loves garlic as much as me!


Meghan August 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I have been planning for a while to make little mini blueberry hand pies today!!! What a coincidence! I LOVE your idea of using cute shapes! Your blog is so pretty, purple is my favorite color 🙂


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Terry August 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I love the flowers!! So cute, I think I will try some of those for the cafe at church tomorrow!! You are so creative and I love how you make everything look and sound so delicious, of course, I know they are because I have had the pleasure of sampling them!!


the ungourmet August 30, 2009 at 4:51 am

Oh they are both so darling! I'll eat one of each thank you! ;0)


Melissa August 31, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Yummy and so cute!!! I like both shapes!


La Belle Cookie September 1, 2009 at 11:55 am

Thank you for the blog comment. It made my day!! I just checked out your website and love it! Congrats on starting your own business. I wish you lots of luck!


Flourchild September 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Perfect! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Have you thought about joining Sweet Melissa Sundays? It's a fairly new baking group. Her cookbook is fantastic and it's a great way to get to know other bakers!


How To Eat A Cupcake September 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Those are gorgeous! GREAT job! 😀


Katie September 1, 2009 at 11:42 pm

looks delish!! how adorable, too 🙂


Pen Pen September 7, 2009 at 12:22 am

Holy Gumdrops!!!
I am SO gonna do these as soon as I can and send u pics! LOVE!!!


Emily September 11, 2009 at 4:41 am

How fun! I think these would also be healthier to eating a slice of pie:)


Monica H September 12, 2009 at 2:14 am

These are too cute. i like the flowers because of the scalloped edge. Yum!


Mindy September 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Mmm… those look so beautiful. I like the hearts the best. Thanks for visiting our blog, too!


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