Strawberry Hand Pies

Heart Pies


single-crust pie dough
1/3 cup jam (regular jam, not a spread)
milk or cream
1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed with 1 teaspoon sugar


If you’re cooking in the oven*, preheat to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Roll out the pie dough and cut an even number of hearts using a cookie cutter. (You can use a round shape, too, if you don’t have a heart cookie cutter.)

Arrange half of the dough hearts onto the baking sheet, then place a tablespoon of jam into the center.

Using your finger, lightly wet the edges of the heart with milk (or cream). 

Then top with another dough heart, lightly pressing to seal.

Curl up the edges of the sealed hearts, then press down with the tines of a fork to crimp closed. This will keep the filling from leaking out.

Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the crimped dough hearts with more milk, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Poke a few holes in the heart with a toothpick to let the steam out while they are baking.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

*You can also cook over a gas or charcoal grill. Heat to medium-high (around 350°F). Place pies on ungreased disposable foil pizza pan. Place foil pie pan upside down on grill to make elevated surface. Place foil pizza pan on top so it is elevated off grill. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from grill; cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


5-6 mini pies

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pie dough recipe for strawberry hand pies

Would love the recipe for single-batch pie dough used in these strawberry hand pies!

how to make pie dough

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Hi, JoAnne. You can use any kind of pie dough you like whether it is store-bought or your favorite recipe. We do have an exceptionally good All-Purpose Pie Dough if you would like to give it a try. Just click on the recipe title. Enjoy!

I've done these using

I've done these using Comstock cherry pie filling. A cute and easy dessert for any time of the year, but especially for Valentine' Day. Yes, sprinkle with red crystal sugar.

Wow it looks amazing and

Wow it looks amazing and delicious recipe for the great day!! Thanks

I, too, used coarse red sugar

I, too, used coarse red sugar (left over from Christmas) and didn't bother with the hearts.
Jam worked well; and next time I plan on trying a fully-cooked commercial pie filling like strawberry, "wild-berry" or maybe even mincemeat.

I use red decorating sugar on

I use red decorating sugar on top of the heart!