Breakfast Hand Pies
Breakfast Hand Pies
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Let’s be honest: The best part of eating those toaster pastries as a kid was waiting for them to pop up warm and ready--not their taste (cardboard, anyone?). So we thought, why not take this classic breakfast treat into grown-up territory? Our version is really a handheld mini pie, plus frosting (everything’s better with frosting).

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12 hand pies

Hand Pies

2½ cups all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons sugar

2 sticks cold butter, cut into cubes

⅓ cup cold water

1 cup jam, jelly or preserves


¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Sprinkles (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Make the Hand Pies: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour with the salt and sugar. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas, about 2 minutes.

3. Gradually add the water through the top spout, and pulse just until the dough comes together. Remove the dough and wrap it in plastic. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

4. Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thickness. Cut into 2-by-3-inch rectangles.

5. Place 2 tablespoons of jam in the center of half the rectangles. Dip your finger into cool water and run it around the edges of the dough. Place the remaining rectangles on top of the jam-covered ones, and press the edges with a fork to seal. Use a knife to cut a tiny vent into the center of the top piece of dough.

6. Place the pies on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes. Cool completely.

7. Make the Frosting: In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar with the cream and vanilla. If the frosting is too thick, add more cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it is easily spreadable.

8. Frost each hand pie with about 1 tablespoon of frosting, and top with sprinkles, if desired.

Hand Pies


312 Calories

16g fat

40g carbs

3g protein

15g sugars



42 calories

1g fat

8g carbs

0g protein

7g sugars

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