Savory Hand Pie Recipe

Throwing a party? Your guests will love these savory hand pies.

By: Camille Simmons

One of the easiest and tastiest treats to serve at a party is a savory hand pie. These pies can be filled with anything and work well both as a main dish and as an appetizer. Pick up your favorite pre-made pie dough and filling ingredients and you’re ready to begin.

Savory Hand Pie Recipe

Prep time: 10-40 minutes
Bake time: 20-25 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes
Serves: 10
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy

Filling of choice (suggestions below)
Baking sheet lined with parchment
Flour to dust on counter or work surface
Pre-made pie dough
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters in seasonal or festive shapes
A fork


  1. Fully prepare whatever filling you are planning to put inside the hand pies (suggestions below) and set it aside
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F
  3. Place parchment paper on the baking sheet and set aside
  4. Dust the counter or work surface with flour (make sure you dough is at room temperature)
  5. Pinch off a portion of the pie dough and roll into balls (you can make hand pies mini or large, it’s your preference and depends on the amount of filling you made)
  6. Roll out each ball of dough into a circle
  7. Place filling in the center of the circle and fold in half to close
  8. Use the fork to pinch the ends together and seal the hand pie
  9. Place all the hand pies on a baking sheet with a 1-2 inches of space in between each pie
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden
  11. Let cool at least 15 minutes and test temperature before serving

Tip: If you want something a little more festive, try using cookie cutters. Cut two pieces of dough in the same shape. Place a little filling on top of one cutout and place the matching cutout on top. Again, pinch the edges together with a fork to seal. Be sure to leave a few holes on top to avoid bubbling.

Filling Ideas
Use about 2 ounces of filling in each of the hand pies. Be sure to cook all of the ingredients thoroughly before filling.

  • Gorgonzola and bacon
  • Spinach and feta
  • Sweet potato and black beans
  • Braised pork and hominy
  • Shredded chicken and chili verde
  • Broccoli and cheddar
  • Beef and mushroom
  • Carrot, leeks and goat cheese

Simple one-ingredient hand pies are favorites too, like all cheese for kids or turkey with a little cranberry sauce on top for a holiday meal. Transform a favorite family recipe into a delicious hand pie and it could become the new holiday tradition!

Camille is a Bay Area-based planning and decorating expert. She is the creator of Planning Pretty, a lifestyle site dedicated to sharing easy, affordable and pretty ideas for everyday living.


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