The Best Hand Pie Recipes For A Small Thanksgiving Dessert

Hand-held pies in apple, pumpkin and more flavors are perfect for tiny gatherings and socially distanced celebrations.

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COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, resulting in smaller gatherings and a breaking of tradition. If baking whole pies has always been your tradition, it may not seem worth the effort this year if your pie will just sit out on the counter for days, uneaten because your usual crowd isn’t visiting. But what’s Thanksgiving without pie?

This is where hand pies come in. If you bake up a batch and can’t eat them all, you can just pop them in your freezer for a later date. They’re also perfect for sharing with socially distanced loved ones, as they’re portable and packable. (And conversely, they’re individually portioned for those of you who don’t feel like sharing.)

Check out 12 of our favorite recipes below, including apple, pumpkin, cherry and much more.

Apple Hand Pies
A Classic Twist
Cherry Hand Pies
Completely Delicious
Pumpkin Hand Pies
Handle the Heat
Jammy Raspberry Cream Pretzel Hand Pies
Half Baked Harvest
Peach Hand Pies
How Sweet Eats
Toasted Coconut and Cherry Hand Pies
Cravings of a Lunatic
Bourbon Pecan Cherry Hand Pies
Half Baked Harvest
Apple Gouda Hand Pies
Completely Delicious
Blueberry Hand Pies
Grandbaby Cakes
Blueberry Hand Pies
A Classic Twist
Marzipan Pear Hand Pies
Love and Olive Oil
Rhubarb Toaster Strudel
A Beautiful Mess