All food should come in pie form: rustic hand pie recipes for everyone

June 22 | bijouxandbits  
Photos by: Bijoux & Bits
Hand pie recipes as seen on @offbeathome
Photos and recipes from Bijoux & Bits

I'm still undecided on what the definitive term should be for these pastries: hand pies, turnovers, pasties… I guess it all depends on how they're folded, but I imagine someone knows the real rules. Either way, give me a mini pie any day of the week. I made a few recipes (two of which for a couple of my favorite fandoms!), and they're here for your folding, turning over, and eating needs. Let's talk some of my favorite hand pie recipes.

Hand pie recipes as seen on @offbeathome
Bacon, date, and cheddar pasties

Bacon, date, and cheddar pasties

These bacon, date, and cheddar pasties are sweet little round things of tasty pastry, sweet dates, and of course… major cheese action. Fold them over, twist or fold the edges, bake them in a cupcake pan, whatever floats your boat.

Get the recipe here.

Hand pie recipes as seen on @offbeathome
Rustic honeyed chicken hand pies

Rustic honeyed chicken hand pies

These rustic honeyed chicken hand pies are inspired by the honeyed chicken recipe from A Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook. They're perfect for when you only have one hand available because you're… holding a door. TOO SOOOON.

Get the recipe here.

Hand pie recipes as seen on @offbeathome
Harry Potter-inspired pumpkin pasties

Harry Potter-inspired pumpkin pasties

“Anything off the trolley, dears?” Most of the recipes I’ve seen for Harry Potter-inspired pumpkin pasties were sweet like pumpkin pie. I figured if the Brits made a real pumpkin pasty, it’d definitely be savory, maybe with cheese, maybe with garlic. But then I was all, “wait I like pumpkin pie, too.” Thus, BOTH ways were born: a savory traditional-style pasty and a sweet, pumpkin pie-spiced version.

Get the recipe here.

  1. Yum!! I made some handpies last summer that were, for lack of a better description, basically like homemade poptarts. They were filled with strawberry rhubarb, folded into rectangular hand pie crusts, and baked into awesomeness. This makes me want to make some more but with savory fillings this time!

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  2. I love making pasties! I make a version of cornish pasties with beef, potatoes and onion. Sometimes we add carrots, mushrooms or cheese. It is a day long process, but they are so good and so worth it!

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  3. Bring British, I assumed the Harry Potter pumpkin pasties were savoury – in fact, I'd always assumed american pumpkin pie was, so I've learnt something there! You'd be looking at a sort of veggie pasty, something like this with cubes of pumpkin flesh and hot, flavoursome spices like coriander, cloves and pepper, and maybe a tangy cheese like wensleydale or goats cheese. Think Pumpkin soup but still lumpy and in a pie.

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