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Cranberry Hand Pies

These Cranberry Hand Pies are easy, crazy delicious, and the perfect individual serving size. Plus a fantastic use of any left over cranberry sauce!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry sauce, hand pies, pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 405kcal


For The Filling

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


  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg and milk.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • In the meantime, make your glaze. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.
  • When the pies have cooled, brush the glaze on top. Allow to cool completely and glaze to harden.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg