No Fuss Easy Mini Hand Pies

These filled hand pies are so easy to make, from the amazing cream cheese crust recipe to the easy, no fuss fillings! Make everyone's favorite and be their hero!

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The best thing about Thanksgiving, aside from being with family and friends, is definitely the food...can I get an amen?

That huge turkey feast that always tastes like home, followed by my favorite - the pie! Do you serve pie for dessert on Thanksgiving or are you less traditional? I always love to hear how other people change things up to suit their families! One friend says they don't even eat the pie on Thanksgiving because everyone's too stuffed...instead, they serve it for breakfast the next day!

I always manage to save enough room for pie because pie is my all time favorite comfort dessert! From my mom's perfect apple pie, to fresh strawberry pie and grandma's chocolate fudge pie, and then using the scraps to make pie crust cinnamon pinwheel cookies, I love them all!

I think my favorite part of pie is a flaky, crumbly homemade crust combined with a gooey center!! Oh man, now I'm craving pie in a big way!

Today is Thrifty Style Team, and we're sharing our favorite Thanksgiving Day foods and tablescapes with you! I know you're going to love this post and get so many ideas from my friends at the end!



I shared my Thanksgiving table decor and the easiest maple leaf place cards last week, in case you missed it. But first things first, let's get back to pie ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

You might remember my homemade strawberry mini pies that I shared during the summer. They were amazing, but very fussy to make because of the runny filling.

I found the trick to making these hand pies the easiest way possible  and I know you're going to love them too!

Easy mini hand pies with your favorite filling

While I simplified the fillings for these mini pies, I still recommend making the cream cheese crust. It's really fail-proof, bakes up so flaky, and is so much better than the packaged crusts you buy at the store! Do yourself and your family a favor and make this easy, 3-ingredient crust!

Mini Hand Pie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • additional flour for rolling out dough
  • favorite jams, lemon curd, Nutella, small Reese's cups, etc for filling

Preheat oven to 350°
Add parchment paper to cookie sheet

Make the crust

Mix the softened butter and cream cheese until it is fluffy, then add the flour and mix until it comes together. I used my stand mixer, and it came together beautifully in just minutes. Because it's so moist, this pie dough does need to be refrigerated for 30 min to firm up. Just wrap in plastic wrap and pop into the fridge (or even the freezer for 10-15 minutes).

Prepare the crust for the filling

Once the crust is chilled, divide it in half and roll out half at a time on a floured surface. I love to use my large Silpat mat for this. The beauty of this crust is you can keep adding flour as needed and it won't dry out! 

Cut the pie crust into rounds with a biscuit cutter. I actually went back and used a 3-1/4" cutter. You could make these pies bite size by using a smaller cutter, but you'll obviously have to adjust the amount of filling. Be sure to reroll the scraps of pie crust to make as many of these mini hand pies as you can!


Add filling to mini pies

Now for my favorite part, the fillings! Use your favorite jam, lemon curd, Nutella, even a mix of peanut butter, marshmallows and chocolate chips would be fantastic! Add about 1 tsp to the pie crust cutouts. I love using these thicker fillings because you're not introducing any moisture to the pie, which makes it so easy to get these mini pies made fast and in your mouth!

Mmmm, is there really anything better than Nutella?! If you really wanted to impress your guests, you could toast some hazelnuts and then chop them up and include them in the filling with the Nutella! That would be amazing!


At the last minute, my son asked me to make some mini pies with the small Reese's peanut butter cups. We were experimenting, but you can't really go wrong with your fillings here, just use your favorites! 


Seal pies and bake

Fold the pie crust around the filling and crimp the edges with a fork to seal.


Place your mini pies on a parchment lined baking sheet with a little room in between each pie.


Do you notice the markings on the tops of mine? You need a little slit for steam to escape, but I decided to use a fork and mark the pies so we'd know which ones were which!! Mr DIY doesn't like raspberry (and the rest of us love it), so I made sure to mark them very differently.

Bake mini pies for 30-35 minutes, but watch them those last few minutes so they don't get too dark! Set them on a cooling rack for a few minutes.

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Can you see how flaky that crust looks? And there's a little bit of Nutella oozing out of a few pies. Man, I wish you could smell my house right now! These mini hand pies smell amazing while they're baking!

You can definitely expect to get some company in the kitchen when you take these hand pies out of the oven lol!


We absolutely loved both the raspberry and Nutella fillings and plan to make them again, many times. The Reese's peanut butter cup filled pies were good while they were warm, but after that the filling hardened up. They still got eaten though, within minutes!


A mini hand pie is the perfect sweet bite after a big Thanksgiving Day meal! I hope you try these and let me know how you liked them! They truly are easy and fuss free and I'll bet the kids would enjoy adding their favorite fillings!

Click here for a printable recipe card


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There's more Thanksgiving food and decor ideas for you from my Thrifty Style Team friends! Keep reading for the links.


Our Crafty Mom - Thanksgiving Tablescapes
Sweet Pea -  Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
Postcards From the Ridge -  A Simple and Rustic Thanksgiving Table
Cottage on Bunker Hill -  Easy Apple Crisp with Oats
Create and Ponder -  Favorite Chocolate Pumpkin Mini Pies
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  1. The mini pies look Fantastic.
    Maybe I missed it somewhere, so is there a 'print' button so we can print out just the recipe?

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    1. Colleen, I forgot to create a printable recipe card! So sorry, I'll try to do that and update the post today! I don't share a ton of recipes, so it takes extra thought! ;)

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  2. I wish I hadn't purchased a huge package of pie crusts from Costco a few days ago. At least I'll have this recipe for the next time. Thanks!

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    1. Oh no! You really need to try this easy recipe and compare! We love it!

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  3. Your hand pies look scrumptious and I can't wait to try this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Paula, they are the perfect size when you crave something sweet after a big meal!

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  4. These lookso yummy, Cindy! I love pies and must give these a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Yum! I have always wanted to try these and your recipe looks so good and easy too! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love pie and these sound amazing! Pinned and printed:)

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  7. Oh my word! I love pies and these look absolutely delicious. xo

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  8. These look so yummy!! The crust sounds delish.

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