Quick And Easy Summer Berry Hand Pies

Over the weekend Himself and I fancied a little treat but I really wasn’t up for a massive baking session, so I made these totally nom-tastic gems instead

Hand Pies Recipe

Hand Pies are quite possibly the quickest and easiest recipe I’ll ever post on the blog, so enjoy it (far be it from me to get in the way of you actually enjoying your Summer because you’re slaving away in the kitchen!)


Short Crust Pastry (store bought)

Jam (personal preference)

1 Egg (beaten)

Caster Sugar

Hand Pies Recipe


Preheat the oven to 180°, take the pastry roll out of the fridge and leave for 30mins to get to room temperature (this helps with rolling and stops cracking). When ready, roll out the pastry and using a circle cutter (about 4inches), cut out as many circles as possible.

Hand Pies Recipe

Take a teaspoon of jam (I used raspberry and gooseberry ^, the latter of which was made by my lovely mom with fresh gooseberries from the garden at home!) and place in the centre of a pastry circle

Hand Pies Recipe

Brush one half of the circle with egg along the edge, fold in half and pinch closed, for an even tighter finish, push the tip of the back of a fork along the edge too

Hand Pies Recipe

Cut a small hole in the top of each to allow air escape, brush the top with your egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and bake in the oven for 15-20mins or until golden brown on the outside

Hand Pies Recipe

Wait until they’ve cooled somewhat, otherwise you will burn your mouth on the jam, literally speaking from experience people! Don’t be as impatient as I was – but in all fairness do you blame me? – Look at the loveliness of them!!

Hand Pies Recipe

Fair warning – these will fly off the plate! No one can resist a cute little Hand Pie.

Hand Pies Recipe

Also, they’re the absolute business if you’re entertaining and want to provide individual desserts rather than slices of pie

Hand Pies Recipe

and are best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream, or lashings of cream!

Hand Pies

Let me know if you make these and don’t forget to tag me in your photos, I love seeing how my little recipes turn out for you guys!




    • peppermintdolly
      July 14, 2017 / 9:14 am

      I couldn’t agree more – thanks Belle!!


  1. shakirasacks
    July 14, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look so delicious and not too difficult to make either! Might try them this weekend actually, thanks for the recipe/idea!

    • peppermintdolly
      July 14, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      Not too difficult at all – you’ll whip them up in a jiffy!!


  2. paulashoefiend
    July 16, 2017 / 5:31 am

    YUM! These remind me of eccles cakes a little. Do you know what would make these even more amazeballs – if you used croissant dough :-9

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

    • peppermintdolly
      July 16, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Oh my goodness Paula, that sounds incredibly delicious!!


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