Strawberry Peach Hand Pies are a sweet, rustic dessert that is perfect for Spring! Homemade pie crust wrapped around a juicy filling of peaches and strawberries.
Here in Florida, the first few months of the year are strawberry season! My kids and I absolutely love fresh strawberries and I always grab a pint or two each time I go to the store.
These rustic hand pies combine fresh strawberries with another favorite fruit, peaches! The sweet combination of these two fruits is the perfect filling for these cute little pies.
What is a Hand Pie?
Hand pies have the same components of a regular pie, but in a fun, hand-held form! They can be either sweet or savory and are typically made with a round piece of dough folded up into a semi-circle shape. Another common name for hand pies is turnovers.
My version starts with an easy, homemade pie crust. The secret to making perfect dough is using a (affiliate link) pastry cutter. If you don’t have one, a fork will do but I highly recommend investing in one!
How to Make Strawberry Peach Hand Pies
Step 1: Start by mixing up the crust. It’s a super-simple pie crust that is made with just flour, salt, butter and water. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and then cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter. Slowly add in the cold water until a dough forms. Set aside while you make the filling.
Step 2: Peel and dice peaches and dice strawberries and mix them both with sugar to create the sweet filling.
Step 3: Divide the dough into 6 balls and roll each one out into a circle. Place a spoonful of filling on one half of the circle and fold the dough over to create a semi-circle. Use a fork to seal the edges. Cut a small slit in the top of each hand pie.
Step 4: Mix egg yolk and water and brush over the tops of the hand pies and sprinkle with some sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and enjoy!
How to Serve Hand Pies
There are many ways to enjoy your hand pies! They are delicious served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also serve them cooled to room temperature.
Hand pies are great for baby or wedding showers, picnics, and potlucks. You could double or triple this recipe if you are making it for a larger group.
Can I use other fruits? Yes! I am partial to the combination of peach and strawberry for this recipe, but if you like you can mix up the fruits based on what is in season or what you are craving. This post from Sugar Geek Show has some great ideas for fruit combinations.
Can I make this recipe with less sugar? This recipe is already relatively low in sugar for a dessert but you can switch out the sugar for coconut sugar if you like! Or skip the sprinkle of sugar on the top.
Can I freeze hand pies? Yes! Follow the recipe directions up to the point of baking them. Instead of putting in the oven, place the baking sheets with the hand pies into the freezer and free until just frozen. Then take the hand pies out and wrap each one in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. To bake from frozen, unwrap each hand pie and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400 F and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is hot and the crust is browned.
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This post was originally published on A Savory Feast on March 13, 2017. The photos and text have been updated but the recipe is the same.