Heart Strawberry Turnovers
Are you looking for a special breakfast treat, after school snack, or dessert? Your family will love these strawberry hand pies! Not only are they heart-shaped, but they are so easy to make. With store-bought strawberry pie filling and premade pie crust, you can have a batch of these strawberry turnovers made in no time.
What is a Hand Pie?
Perhaps you have never heard the term hand pie before and are wondering what kind of gross dessert uses hands…don’t worry, hand pies are another term for turnovers.
Hand pies are basically a small handheld pie, perfect for individual servings when you need a sweet treat. This easy strawberry hand pie recipe is great for any time of day, all year long!
Hand Pie Filling Ideas
You might not be a fan of strawberries or interested in other hand pie fillings you can use for your turnovers. Getting creative with these hand pies with Pillsbury pie crust is easy with so many flavors out there. Here are a few ideas and flavor combinations we love:
If you want a sweet pastry filling try any berry pie filling for berry hand pies, peach pie filling for a peach cobbler twist, or even raspberry pie filling for a tart twist.
Make mini savory pies with some of your favorite chicken pot pie filling or beef stew. Individual pot pies for dinner this winter? I think yes!
- Banana and nutella
- Lemon and blueberry
- Spinach and feta
- Chicken, broccoli and cheese
Strawberry Pocket Pie Recipe
To make strawberry hand pies, you will need a box of refrigerated prepared pie crust, strawberry pie filling, an egg yolk, and sugar for sprinkling.
Making these hand pies with Pillsbury pie crust is really easy! Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Puree your strawberry pie filling by running it through your blender.
Lightly flour your cutting board and roll out the pie crust. Cut your pie crust out with heart-shaped cookie cutters.
Place the heart-shaped pie crust pieces on the baking sheet and spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling onto each heart.
Add another heart-shaped piece of pie crust on top of the first heart, then use a fork to pinch the edges together.
Whisk your egg yolk with a tablespoon of water and use a brush to brush it over your pie crusts. Sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.
Use a sharp knife to cut a few slits in the top of the pie to make it look like a heart. Bake the pies for five minutes or until they are golden brown.
You can use this recipe idea to make so much more than just strawberry hand pies. You could make any kind of hand pie with fruit pie filling, or you could make them a little larger and have homemade pop tarts for your kids to enjoy for breakfast.
You could also use the Pillsbury pie crust to make your own homemade version of a hot pocket. Roll out the dough and fill it with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. You could also fill them with your favorite lunch meat like ham or turkey with some cheese.
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You could use these homemade hot pockets for lunch or an after-school snack. If you do decide to make a savory version, skip the granulated sugar, and sprinkle them with a small amount of kosher salt, after the egg wash.
Now that you know how to make these strawberry turnovers with pie crust, the possibilities are unlimited! How do you plan to make and serve these tasty strawberry turnovers?
Heart Hand Pies
- 1 box prepared refrigerator Pie Crust
- 1 cup strawberry Pie filling
- 1 Egg yolk
- Sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add pie filling to a blender and puree.
- On a cutting board roll out pie crust and cut out pop tart pieces with a 2 inch heart cookie cutter.
- Lay bottoms of pop tarts on the prepared baking sheet.
- Spoon 1-2 TBS of pie filling on each heart piece.
- Place another heart piece on top and using a fork press the sides together.
- Whisk one egg yolk with a teaspoon of water and brush the tops of each pop tart.
- Sprinkle the brushed pop tart with sugar.
- Using a sharp knife cut to slits in the middle to resemble a heart.
- Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
You can roll out leftover dough to get more pop tarts.