The perfect picnic dessert, hand pies are simplified when made with puff pastry. These strawberry-jam-filled versions have a tangy glaze on top.

Everyday Food, September 2012


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins
Makes 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • On a lightly floured work surface, roll out pastry sheets to 1/8 inch thick. Cut each sheet into quarters and place on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon jam in center of each piece, brush edges with egg yolk, fold into triangles, and press tightly to seal. Freeze pies until firm, 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake pies until golden and puffed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely on sheet on a wire rack. Whisk lemon juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled pies and let set 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.


Reviews (1)

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Rating: 4 stars
This was a fairly easy make-ahead dessert that came out tasty and looked very impressive for our company! The lemon flavored icing was a nice touch. Don't have to worry about spreading around the strawberry jam because when these cook it melts and spreads itself out inside.