Delight in every bite with these Halloween hand pies! Spooky and scrumptious, these pocket-sized treats are perfect for your festive cravings.
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These “hand” pies make the perfect Halloween treat! Get into the Halloween spirit with this seriously easy recipe.
We all have that one friend (or maybe it’s you?) who hosts a Halloween party and creates an amazing spread of food for guests. Mummy pies, spider web dip, witch fingers and the like. Well, these hand pies would make a great addition to that!
When you have a bunch of teenagers in the house during spooky season, gross food is always on the menu. And making pie “gross”?? Challenge excepted!
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These hand shaped pies are such a fun addition to any Halloween party. You can make them as cute or disgusting as you like by simply adding more strawberry pie filling and gory details.
One of my other favorite Halloween desserts is this totally fun Cinnamon Roll Brains recipe – the kids love it!
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Begin by stocking the kitchen with a few of my favorite baking supplies!
- Baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp knife
- Pastry brush
- Wire rack
Here are a few of the simple ingredients that you will need to get started with this easy Halloween recipe.
- All purpose flour – this is my go-to flour choice for most recipes.
- Granulated sugar – for a hint of sweetness in the crust.
- Cold butter – gives the crust a flaky texture.
- Strawberry jam – store bought or homemade.
- Eggs – we love farm fresh whenever possible.
- In a medium bowl combine flour and sugar.
2. Mix in butter with a pastry blender or fork, it will look crumbly.
3. Add water one tablespoon at a time and mix until the dough comes together.
Note: a food processor or stand mixer may be used to mix the dough as well.
4. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
5. Place on a floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten to an 1/8” thick.
6. Cut out hand shapes. Tip: draw a template onto paper and cut it out to use as a guide.
Notes: you can re-roll any leftover pastry dough to get more hand pies.
7. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
8. Spread jam onto half of the hands leaving the edges clean.
9. Carve finger mails and knuckles into the remaining dough hands.
10. Place a dough hand over the filling and press the edges of the dough together.
11. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
12. Brush the top of the hand pie with egg wash using a pasty brush.
13. Bake at 375 for 10 mins until golden brown.
Tips and tricks
- Once the baked pies have cooled completely, they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container, for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
- When fresh fruit is abundant, we like to make our own pie filling. Cherries, strawberries or raspberries would all be a great choice!
- Store-bought pie dough works in a pinch and is a great way to save time making these pies.
Hand pie variations
- Any flavor of jam can be used as pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling, cherry pie filling or apple pie filling would all be delicious.
- You could also try making these with store-bought puff pastry instead of homemade pie crust.
- Whip up a simple icing by mixing powdered sugar, water, and a splash of vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Add a drizzle to the top of each hand pie.
- Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
These mini pies make an easy halloween dessert that the whole family is sure to love during spooky season. Be sure to check out these fall apple hand pies, Jack Skellington pies or mummy hand pies too!
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- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup cold salted butter, cut into cubes
- 5-6 Tbsp cold water
- 1/4 cup strawberry jam
- 1 egg, whisked
- In a medium bowl combine flour and sugar.
- Mix in butter with a pastry blender or fork, it will look crumbly.
- Add water one tablespoon at a time and mix until the dough comes together.
- Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
- Place on a floured surface and use a rolling pin to flatten to an 1/8” thick.
- Cut out hand shapes. Tip: draw a template onto paper and cut it out to use as a guide.
- Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Spread jam onto half of the hands leaving the edges clean.
- Carve finger mails and knuckles into the remaining dough hands.
- Place a dough hand over the filling and press the edges of the dough together.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
- Brush the top of the hand pie with egg wash using a pasty brush.
- Bake at 375 for 10 mins until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.