Strawberries & Cream Hand Pies are individually glazed small pies stuffed with strawberry preserves, fresh strawberries and sweetened vanilla cream cheese.
Strawberries & Cream Hand Pies are as adorable as they are tasty! You can use any fruit you prefer, but you can’t beat the classic strawberry pie flavor. The combination of fresh strawberries, sweetened cream cheese and fluffy homemade pie crust is irresistible.
I got the idea for these hand pies from McDonalds. That’s right, you read that correctly, good old McDonalds. They put a new McDonalds right in front of my neighborhood. I could lie to you like a good blogger and say that my kids NEVER eat fast food. EVER. I make everything from scratch and they gobble up their veggies at every meal with no problems…but that would be a giant fat stinking lie. My kids like chicken nuggets and sometimes Mom needs a little help. It’s just the truth.
I also have a great recipe for McDonald’s Holiday Pie too!
So there I am ordering their happy meal and I see a big advertisement sign for their newest pie, a strawberry cream pie. I caved and ordered one. And I gotta tell you, for .99 cents, it was really tasty. However, it had no real strawberry bites in it…only what seems to be a strawberry jam/jelly.
So here I am, with my version of little Strawberries and Cream Hand Pies. For a few dollars more, I was able to make 14 of them and my entire family gobbled them up! They were insanely good and we already already all dreaming up more delicious flavors.
Then I filled them with a mixture of strawberry preserves and fresh chopped strawberries and a dollop of sweetened vanilla cream cheese.
After they were baked and the pie crust was all gloriously golden and crusty, I dipped each hand pie in a sweet thin glaze — very similar to a donut glaze.
You are going to flip when you get a big warm bite of these! SO GOOD! I hope you enjoy these gorgeous little hand pies as much as we did! Make sure and watch the video to see how easy they are to make!
And if you are a fan of strawberries & cream, make sure and check out my favorite EASY recipe for Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes!
Head on over to Dixie Crystals to get the full RECIPE: Strawberries and Cream Hand Pies
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Would empanadas crusts be the same. I saw them in freezer at grocery store.
I tried to see if anyone who commented had the same issue that I did. IF you use a 4″ cutter as the recipe calls for, you get 7 disks out of each pie crust, which equals 7 hand pies. I bought two boxes of pie crusts and still only got 19 pies……I doubled the filling and glaze amounts. They are delicious, but the recipe “count” is misleading.
These are SO perfect for summer!
Try rolling the dough out a little before cutting the rounds out.
I’m guessing that this blows McDonalds’ version out of the water! :) These would be fantastic for dessert on Memorial Day.
Interesting article for those looking for new recipes.
I love hand pies! These look great.
These are the perfect Summery treat!
I love that you added fresh strawberries into the mix!
Can’t wait to have these with coffee!
These hand pies remind me of my childhood!
These looks perfect! I was always a fan of the apple pies from “that place” (lol) but this strawberry looks super tempting. Can’t wait to try it!
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How far in advance can these be made and how do you store them to preserve the texture?
They honestly don’t hold up great for far too long. I say they are best within the first 24-48 hours. You should technically store them in the fridge because of the cream cheese, but I stored them on the counter in an airtight package with no issues! :-)