Fresh strawberries are available year-round in many regions of the country, but their peak season is from April to June. This recipe for hand pies, or "half moon" pies, offers a delicious way to take advantage of their abundance. Look for evenly colored, bright-red, plump strawberries whose green caps are still attached.
These were great! I diced up the strawberries in small pieces so they would fit better in the dough. This is my second time making them. Made them for a dinner party and everyone gave them rave reviews! The pastry dough is light and flaky. So good!