Bite-Sized Cherry Hand Pies

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Nothing says 'I love you' like heart-shaped cherry hand pies. These bite-sized cherry pies are fruity, sweet, chewy, and made to delight! Perfect for your Valentine.

Nothing says ‘I love you‘ like homemade treats. Your Valentine will be smitten over these heart-shaped cherry hand pies. They’re bite-sized delights with just the right amount of fruity, chewy and sweet!

Nothing says 'I love you' like heart-shaped cherry hand pies. These bite-sized cherry pies are fruity, sweet, chewy, and made to delight! Perfect for your Valentine.

All you need to make a basic cherry hand pie is canned cherry pie filling, prepared pie crust, an egg, lemon zest, and cinnamon. Sure you could make the pie crust from scratch but that’s not always ideal, at least it’s not for me in my current stage of motherhood. The good thing about these hand pies is that they taste like they were made from scratch, even if they weren’t, and taste is all that matters.

Nothing says 'I love you' like heart-shaped cherry hand pies. These bite-sized cherry pies are fruity, sweet, chewy, and made to delight! Perfect for your Valentine.

To give cherry hand pies that extra special touch, all you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Make them into cute little hearts instead of circles and you’ve just stepped up your baking game, my friend. I’m sure your Valentine will appreciate it!

Nothing says 'I love you' like heart-shaped cherry hand pies. These bite-sized cherry pies are fruity, sweet, chewy, and made to delight! Perfect for your Valentine.

You don’t need a lot of time for this recipe. They can be baked from start to finish in only 20 minutes! Being that cherry hand pies are small and easy to do, these cuties are great to keep little kitchen helpers busy. My 2 year old loves to “help” and these are among her most favorite to make. In fact, we will be making some for Daddy’s Valentine gift next week. I can’t wait!

Cherry Hand Pies


Nothing says ‘I love you’ like heart-shaped mini cherry hand pies.

Yields: 12 hand pies

  • 2 pastry pie crusts, 9" prepared
  • 1/2 cup cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Cinnamon, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Use parchment paper to line baking sheets.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the cherry pie filling and lemon zest. Set aside.
  4. Place both pie crusts on a well-floured surface and roll them into 1/8-inch thickness.
  5. With a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut approximately 12 hearts from each of the crusts.
  6. Create an egg wash by beating an egg in a bowl, then lightly brush it over a dozen of the hearts.
  7. Place 1 teaspoon of the cherry filling in the center of the dozen egg-washed hearts.
  8. Make the remaining dozen hearts larger by lightly tugging on them, then set them atop of the hearts with the filling.
  9. Gently press the edges of both hearts together to create hand pies.
  10. Use a fork to seal them by pressing down along the edges.
  11. Cut two small lines across each other into the top of the hand pies with a knife.
  12. Brush the tops of each hand pie with the remaining beaten egg wash, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
  13. Place the hand pies 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes



  1. amber says:

    These are so perfectly adorable! What a lovely gift… box up a few of these in pretty packaging and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Misty Dawn Nelson says:

    Absolutely looks good and I really love to try this at home. Glad that you share this with us

  3. I’ve made something like this before and they were so adorable!! This is a great idea for a valentines day home-day or a party with friends!

  4. Those look sooo good!!! My kids would love them!

  5. These are incredibly adorable, and I’ll bet they taste really good, too. I just love that hey are in a heart shape!
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  6. I love hand pies! There are so many cute ideas you can do with them but these just hit the top of my list!

  7. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    These look so delicious! They are the perfect size! I have never tried to make hand pies! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  8. My Teen Guide says:

    They look so cute. I will be trying to make some this week.

  9. Lydia says:

    Ooh these look delicious! I prefer hand pies over a larger pie, way easier to eat and so much cuter haha!

  10. How adorable, too cute to eat. Well, I would end up eating them!!! None the less an adorable idea!!!!

  11. These are so cute. What a great little treat to share with loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
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  12. Those not only sound good, but look adorable! I would love to try making these sometime!
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  13. These look so yummy! They’re the perfect little treat to bake for Valentine’s Day – I’d love to try them :)

  14. These look great. I love bite size deserts…less feeling guilty haha. They are so cute for V-day with the heart shapes you made!!
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  15. These are adorable! I love how cute and festive they are. I bet they taste just as good!

  16. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg can we say yum?!?! These pies look absolutely delicious!!! I will have to give your recipe a try!

  17. These would make the perfect snack for the kids! They LOVE anything cherry flavored!

  18. These look so perfect and delicious! I have never made handpies, but I think I need to, because now they are all I can think about!
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  19. These remind me a little of Snow White for some reason, I can imagine her baking these and giving them to the dwarfs. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Disney haha. They look so yummy, my partner would love them!

  20. These are so cute, and I bet they are delicious, too! Yum! These would be fun to make for Valentines Day!
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  21. These look amazing! Pinning so I can find them again.

  22. These look delicious and so dainty. Little snack pies. Love them

  23. Those are perfect for Valentine’s day. I haven’t had cherry pies in a very long time especially homemade. Too bad they aren’t on my diet. :)
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  24. These looks amazing! What a great idea for Valentines Day.

  25. These look darling! My kids and I love to bake together. These will be perfect any time!
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  26. Jeanine says:

    These look incredible. I love that they are hearts. I am for sure going to try my hand at making these. They are adorable, and look sooooo good!

  27. Kathy says:

    Those turned out great! I need to make some of these for Valentine’s Day. I know my girls would love them.

  28. Elizabeth O. says:

    A cherry hand pie is a lovely idea for dessert or as a gift for friends and family on special occasions. This recipe is easy to do, thanks for sharing your instructions as well.

  29. These are so cute! My kiddos would love to make these for Valentiens day! I am saving this for sure!

  30. Anne Yedlin says:

    Those are just so adorable and yummy looking. Thank you for the great recipe I think I will make these this weekend for the family!

  31. Robin Rue says:

    I love that these cherry pies are bite sized. Makes them the perfect thing for little hands to enjoy.

  32. Victoria Heckstall says:

    oh my goodness! This is really looks good and tasty, I wanna grab it from my screen!

  33. Wendy Polisi says:

    This is such a great idea it looks fantastic recipe a must try! Saved this.

  34. Oh! What a very lovely and nutritious Valentine’s pie. It looks wonderful, I don’t think I can afford to eat it. lol

  35. Tereza says:

    These look so delicious – and CUTE! The cutest pies I’ve seen this year so far:) I’m definitely picking up some pie crusts on my next shopping trips x

  36. These are absolutely beautiful! I’m not a huge fan of cherry but I bet that could be switched out for any other fruit!

  37. Wow. So delicious! I love cherry pies and the heart shaped hand pie is perfect for Valentine’s day! I am going to try make some by following your recipe.

  38. Julie Porter says:

    These are absolutely adorable and they look so delicious! What a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. These would be great to make with my granddaughter, she loves to bake.

  39. Debra says:

    These would be perfect for pie day! It’s one fun day to celebrate, one of my kiddos favoite!

  40. Andrea Broom says:

    These are so sweet, I really like them. Not only for vday, they would be great for a spring lunch with the girls or tea party.

  41. OMG how cute are these. Like cherry empanadas or pasties. I’ve had small apple pies like this but not heart shaped! These are super cute!

  42. Yes please! I would love these so much. They look delicious…and cute!
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  43. Looks delicious and festive! Seriously need to give these a try!

  44. I love hand pies. I have a whole pin board just for hand pies! My mom used to make them all the time and I didn’t know they were special. We’d get them in our lunch box.
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  45. Shelby says:

    These look so cute! I love the fun heart shaped, small sized twist on a traditional pie.

  46. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these for dessert this weekend.

  47. I’ve made a few handpies and they are really the BEST way to prepare a pie type of dessert. I havent made one in a heart shape – but I love (haha – see what I did there) that idea!
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  48. How cute are these!?!? I love these. I have never made a pie crust but I think I might give these a shot for Valentines Day. The kids will love them too!

  49. These are just so perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’m not a huge cherry fan, so I’d probably do strawberry instead!

  50. how cute! These would be fun to make with my daughter. She is really into baking with me lately.

  51. Those look so good! Hand pies are my favorite. They’re so easy to eat, and they’re just plain fun!

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