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Cherry Hand Pie Recipe

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These easy to make cherry hand pies with canned filling are delicious, adorable, and portable! Try out this simple cherry hand pie recipe today!

Hand pies are awesome because they’re portable, but also because they are flaky, delicious, and loaded with tasty filling. They’re like a cross between a really good pop tart and pie! What could be better?!

I’ve shared my apple hand pies and today we’re making a heart shaped cherry version…of course you can make these square or circle or whatever shape you like but the hearts are fun!

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Pin showing the finished cherry hand pie with title across the top.

One of the best things about making dessert is when the end result is really indulgent while also being adorable and perfectly worthy of some photographs or sharing. This cherry hand pie recipe is so satisfying to make because the end result is all that and more.

If you don’t like making pie you might actually enjoy this recipe a bit more. It’s more fun and these individual pies are perfect for sharing or for family gatherings!

My favorite part of the pie is the crust so these hand pies really speak to me, my cherry hand pie recipe has a flaky crust that is golden brown when we’re done. It goes so well with the indulgent cherry pie filling inside!

A look at the finished pies ready to serve.

What is a hand pie?

A hand pie like these cherry hand pies is basically just a pop tart. We all know what pop tarts are, right?! It’s a crust with a filling that is gooey and tasty.

In other words a hand pie is literally a serving of pie that you can eat with your hands without looking like a deranged raccoon!

A close up view of the finished cherry pie ready to eat.

What ingredients do I need to make cherry hand pies with canned filling?

You got it! This cherry hand pie recipe uses canned filling. It’s just so much easier. If you really like to make your own pie filling you can definitely do that first and and then make these cherry hand pies…I for one will just be using the canned stuff.

Ingredients needed for making cherry hand pies.

It’s simple, straight to the point, tasty, and it makes my life a lot easier: more time with family, less time in the kitchen, it’s a win.

The finished hand pie on a plate ready to eat.

For this easy recipe you’ll need the following ingredients: pre-made pie crusts, canned cherry pie filling, and eggs. That’s literally it. If you haven’t guessed it yet we’re pretty much just wrapping up pie filling here and baking it to make a tasty treat everyone will devour.

How to make cherry hand pies:

This recipe is made using the air fryer. You could probably use the regular oven to do this as well. Just keep an eye on your baking time! If you have a smaller air fryer, don’t despair, you can still make these hand pies you just need to do them one or two at a time depending on how big you make them!

Roll out the pie crust and use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out hearts.

Cutting out the hearts of pie crust.

Take a half a spoonful of cherry pie filling and place it in the middle of half of your hearts.

Adding the pie filling to the crust.

Place the remaining hearts on top of the Cherry topped hearts and use a fork to mend together.

Covering and crimping the edges of the pies.

Egg wash each cherry pie.

Pies being egg washed.

Place in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pies in the air fryer basket

Serve & enjoy.

A top down look at the finished cherry hand pie recipe ready to eat.

Do you have any other really easy dessert recipes?

Yes! Of course! If you like easy recipes and especially easy dessert recipes you’ll love it here! Check out some of my favorites like Fudge Recipes, No Bake Desserts, Easy Pie Crust Cookies, An Easy Brownie Cookies Recipe, No Bake Chocolate Pudding Dessert, Apple Hand Pies with Canned Pie Filling, Key Lime Pie Recipe, Nutella Cheesecake, and Banana Pudding Dip!

A look at the finished cherry hand pie recipe ready to serve.

Printable Easy Cherry Hand Pie Recipe:

Yield: 6

Cherry Hand Pie Recipe

Featured image showing the finished cherry hand pie ready to be served.

These easy to make cherry hand pies with canned filling are delicious, adorable, and portable! Try out this simple cherry hand pie recipe today!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pre-Made Pie Crusts
  • 5oz Can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Roll out the pie crust and use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out hearts.
  2. Take a half a spoonful of cherry pie filling and place it in the middle of half of your hearts.
  3. Place the remaining hearts on top of the Cherry topped hearts and use a fork to mend together.
  4. Egg wash each cherry pie.
  5. Place in the air fryer for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Serve & enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Featured image showing the finished apple hand pies with canned pie filling ready to eat.
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