Cranberry Hand Pies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These Cranberry Hand Pies are easy, crazy delicious, and the perfect individual serving size. Plus a fantastic use of any left over cranberry sauce!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry sauce, hand pies, pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 405 kcal
For The Filling
  • 3 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries (1/4 of a bag)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
For The Crust
  • 1 large egg
  • splash of milk
  • 2 9-inch homemade pie crusts (or 14 ounce box refrigerated pie crusts)
For The Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  1. In a small saucepan, mix together the cranberries, pomegranate juice, orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. In a small bowl, beat together the egg and milk.

  4. Sprinkle some flour on a large cutting board and carefully unroll the pie crusts. Using a cookie cutter (or the opening of a tumbler glass) with a 4-inch circumference, cut dough into 8 circles. (Combine the scraps, roll out, and cut into 4 more circles.)

  5. Drop a heaping tablespoon of the cranberry filling onto the center of 6 of the dough rounds. Brush the edge with the egg wash. Place the remaining 6 rounds on top of the fruit; press the edges gently to adhere the top and bottom dough rounds, then press to seal with a fork.

  6. Transfer pies to the parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the egg wash, and slice two small crisscross vents in the tops.

  7. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

  8. In the meantime, make your glaze. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.

  9. When the pies have cooled, brush the glaze on top. Allow to cool completely and glaze to harden.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Hand Pies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 288mg12%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.