Cherry Handpies

Handpies sounds fancy, but in reality it’s just a little pie that fits into your hand.  And they are just as easy to make as they sound. All I did was roll out my pie dough as thin as possible without breaking it and then cut it into circles with a cookie cutter.

Cherry Handpies

Fill the rounds with pie filling. You can make your own or you can open a can from the store!

Cherry Handpies

Fold them in half and then go around the edges with a fork, sealing them. Just try to make sure there isn’t any filling on the edges. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. And that’s it. Really simple.

Cherry Handpies

 

Cherry Handpies

Ingredients

    For the Pie Crust:
  • 5 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 lb tenderflake lard
  • 1 egg, stirred slightly
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 7⁄8 cup cold water
  • For the hand pies:
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Stir the flour and salt together.
  2. Cut in the lard with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the shortening is in pea size pieces.
  3. In a measuring cup, combine the egg and vinegar.
  4. Add enough cold water to make one cup.
  5. Stir the liquid into the flour mixture, adding just enough to make the dough cling together.
  6. Stir the water in with a wooden spoon until mixed thoroughly, then gather the dough into a ball.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for one hour, you can chill overnite, covered, providing you leave it at room temp for 15 mins before rolling.
  8. Roll out the pie dough as thin as possible without breaking it and then cut it into circles with a cookie cutter.
  9. Fill the rounds with pie filling. You can make your own or you can open a can from the store!
  10. Fold them in half and then go around the edges with a fork, sealing them. Just try to make sure there isn't any filling on the edges.
  11. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. And that's it. Really simple.
  12. If you want a glaze just mix 1 cup of icing sugar with 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and drizzle over top of the cooled hand pies.
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Cherry Handpies

If you didn’t have any pie dough you  could always use my favorite puff pastry and make them with that.

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