Lemon Hand Pies

Lemon Hand Pies: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don’t forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

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Lemon Hand Pies: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

I thought about starting 2017 with a healthy dinner, or a smoothie recipe, or even a low sugar treat.

But then I thought, who am I kidding? These Lemon Hand Pies have been sitting here waiting to be shared since November!

If you loved my other flavors, including these Peach Hand Pies and these Apple Hand Pies…then you’ve got to give the lemon a try!

Lemon Hand Pies: flaky hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

It’s up to you how easy you want to make these. For today’s recipe I used store bought refrigerated pie crust and canned lemon pie filling. However, if you have the extra time, I highly encourage you to make this homemade lemon curd. It’s worth it!!

Unlike my other hand pie recipes, today’s recipe does not have a glaze on top. Instead I added powdered sugar, which I think pairs nicely with the sweet lemon filling!

Lemon Hand Pies: flaky hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

As I sit at my desk and look at my blank calendar for the year, I’d love to hear from you all as to what recipes you’d like to see? Do you have a tried and true family favorite that you want me to try? Email me your recipe (shugarysweets@yahoo.com) and I’d love to try it and share it on the blog! I’m always looking for new inspiration, and I find family recipes are seriously my favorites. There’s a reason they become a family favorite…everyone MUST love them!

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2017 bring you joy and happiness!

Lemon Hand Pies: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

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Lemon Hand Pies

Yield: 24 hand pies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Lemon Hand Pies: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes (14.1 oz each) refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 can (15 oz) lemon pie filling (or homemade lemon curd)
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove pie crusts from package and allow to come to room temperature while you prepare filling.
  2. Unroll pie crusts and cut 6 circles from each crust using a 4-inch biscuit cutter. You may have to re-roll the scraps to get the 6th circle.
  3. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, drop lemon pie filling into center of each pie crust circle. Fold in half and pinch edges completely. Fold pinched edges over and press with the tines of a fork to seal. Poke hand pie with fork once, to prevent bursting.
  4. Beat egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Brush over the tops of each hand pie. Bake on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (1 inch apart) for about 15 minutes, until browned.
  5. Remove cooked pies from baking sheet and cool completely. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and enjoy. These are great refrigerated and served chilled.

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Lemon Hand Pies: flaky, baked hand pies with a sweet lemon filling! Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar on top!

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24 comments on “Lemon Hand Pies”

  1. I actually have one of those empanada/hand pie crust folder things. Your hand pies would be perfect for that tool! And I totally agree that homemade lemon curd can’t be beat!

  2. I used to love the cheapie hostess lemon hand pies. I am sure that these are a million times better, but that they would satisfy that nostalgia too!

  3. Thank you; it brings back the memories of my grandmother: she used to make such a beauties every weekend expecting us to appear 🙂

  4. No surprise that you added a lemon hand pie to the list of your awesome mini pies!  Love the powdered sugar on top too!

  5. Anonymous

    Bring me some when they are ready.  Yummy!!

  6. Anonymous

    Looks delicious but it Is very aggravating when you want to see a recipe but feel like you are on a scavenger hunt looking for it!  

  7. Mmm, I used to love the hand pies you could buy in the store! I’m sure these would taste much better. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Sue

    What sort of pastry is used not sure we can buy this pastry in Australia? Do we use short crust or puff pastry? 

  9. Peggy kersey

    Thanks for sharing! I love anything lemon. Can’t wait to make these!

  10. Even when I am trying to be healthy, I need a treat every once in a while 🙂

  11. These look delightful! One question, is there a substitute for pie crust? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it here in the UK (I’m in London). 

    • Anonymous

      Tiffany did you did a substitute? It’s actually easy to make a pie crust. The foodchannel.com will have recipes. 
      I think that’s what is used for the meat pies in GB, and maybe the crust on Beef Wellington. 

  12. Sarah

    I would like to do these for my sisters bridal shower and I was wondering if I can do it ahead of time and freeze them? 

  13. Diane

    I was wondering if you can make these ahead of time and freeze them?

  14. Lynette

    I signed up but can’t get this mini lemon pie dessert.

  15. Zillah

    I got my doug press at Home Goods! They come 3 diferents sizes in a box for just $3.99
    I’ll definitely try my tools with this recipe 🙂
    Thanks! 

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