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Pear Hand Pies

Pear Hand Pies are delicious single serving treat. Flaky pie crust is filled with pear pie filling, folded over and baked for a fruity handheld dessert. 
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Pie
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pies
Calories 282 kcal


  • 1 package 2 rolls refrigerated pie crust
  • 1-2 medium pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar or sanding sugar for sprinkling on top optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom together in a medium bowl.
  • Add in the sliced pears and toss to coat. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out the refrigerated pie crust and use a cookie cutter or small bowl as a template to cut out 4-5 inch round circles. If you reroll the pie dough, you should get 6 rounds per sheet. Place on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Drain any excess liquid from the pears. Place ⅛-1/4 cup of the pear mixture in the center of each dough round.
  • Cut the butter into 12 tiny pieces and place a piece on top of each pear mixture
  • Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl and carefully brush just around the edges of the dough. Fold over and press to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut 1-3 tiny slits in the top of the dough to allow for the steam to escape while it is baking.
  • Brush the remaining egg wash over the tops of the hand pies.
  • Sprinkle the turbinado sugar on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.


Serving: 1pieCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 39.1gProtein: 3.6gFat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14.8g

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