Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies are coronary heart formed with a heavenly cream cheese filling. A simple strawberry pastry recipe for Valentine’s Day or any event!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

How lovely are these hand pies?

Bursting with candy strawberry and tangy cream cheese filling, coronary heart formed hand pies style even higher than they appear!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Just a few weeks in the past, I shared a simple recipe for Strawberry Danish Hearts. Right now’s hand pies are one other spin on strawberry and cream cheese — hand pies!

What are hand pies?

Hand pies are single serving pies you eat along with your arms! Aptly named, proper?

You may make hand pies with every kind of fillings and flavors. I’ve a recipe for Cherry Hand Pies hand pies that makes use of canned filling to make issues tremendous straightforward.

Right now, I’m stepping into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a batch of Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies. Comprised of scratch with contemporary components, these mini strawberry coronary heart pies are the right method to unfold some love.

Ingredients for Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

What do I must make strawberry pies?

Right here’s what it’s essential make Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies.

  • Contemporary Strawberries – Hulled and quartered, with stems eliminated. You should utilize contemporary or frozen berries for at this time’s recipe.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemon – You’ll want each the juice and the lemon zest.
  • Corn starch
  • Cream cheese – Let it come to room temperature first.
  • Egg – Separate the yolk and the white.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pie crust – Refrigerated or do-it-yourself.
  • Coarse sugar – like turbinado sugar or “sugar within the uncooked”.
Process photos for Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

How you can Make Strawberry Hand Pies

Step one is to make the strawberry jam by combining the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Carry the combination to simmer on the range, stirring often.

After about 5 minutes, use a potato masher or sturdy fork to mash the softened strawberries. Cook dinner the strawberry combination for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or till thickened. When you use frozen strawberries, this may occasionally take slightly longer as a result of additional liquid in frozen fruit.

Make sure the strawberry jam has cooled fully earlier than assembling the pies. If the jam remains to be heat or sizzling it can trigger the butter within the crust to soften resulting in a soggy, relatively than flaky crust.

Whereas the jam cools, beat collectively the components at medium-high pace for the cream cheese filling. Unroll your refrigerated pie crust and place dough on to a frivolously floured floor.

Use a coronary heart formed cookie cutter to chop out 10 hearts from every crust. It’s possible you’ll must reroll the remaining dough a few instances to get 10 hearts. Upon getting 20 coronary heart crusts, you’re able to assemble your strawberry mini pies.

Spoon a little bit of candy cheese combination onto half of the hearts. Add a spoonful of strawberry filling on high of the cream cheese filling.

Heart shaped hand pies with strawberry filling ready for the oven.

Lower an “x” within the remaining pie crusts with a pointy knife to create a vent. High every crammed pie crust with a vented crust.

Press the ends of the crusts collectively and use the tines of a fork to crimp the sides, creating that traditional hand pie look.

Earlier than baking these hand pies, I add one additional step that makes all of the distinction: refrigerate the pies for half-hour! Chilling the strawberry hand pies helps agency up the filling which prevents the surplus liquid from leaking out in every single place as they bake.

After half-hour, brush the pies with egg wash and sprinkle the highest of every pie with coarse sugar. Bake till golden brown, cool barely and luxuriate in heat! You may even mud them with powdered sugar if you happen to’d like.

Heart shaped strawberry hand pie

I used a 3.5 inch cookie cutter to make my coronary heart formed hand pies. The dimensions of your cookie cutter will decide the quantity of hand pies this recipe yields.

When you don’t have a heart-shaped cutter, you possibly can create a stencil from parchment paper and use a paring knife to chop out the hearts as an alternative. Takes slightly additional work, however nonetheless fairly straightforward!

In fact, you may also make hand pies with different cookie cutter shapes or a spherical biscuit cutter as an alternative. Be at liberty to make completely different formed hand pies for various holidays and events!

Heart shaped hand pies filled with cream cheese and homemade strawberry jam.

Ideas & Methods for Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

  • Retailer leftover mini hand pies in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 2 days or within the freezer for as much as 2 months.
  • I like to recommend reheating chilled hand pies in a 300 F oven earlier than consuming. Do NOT microwave strawberry cream cheese hand pies! The flaky crust turns right into a soggy mess within the microwave.
  • Watch out to not overfill the hand pies. Relying on the form of the cutter you employ there could also be a small quantity of filling left over. An excessive amount of filling results in pies that break and are troublesome to eat.
  • In a rush? one of the best half is you can swap your favourite retailer purchased strawberry preserves for the do-it-yourself jam on this recipe.
The inside of a Strawberry Cream Hand Pie.

Recipes with Juicy Strawberries

Valentine’s Day makes me crave all issues strawberry! When it’s chilly exterior, I really like the candy burst of summer season taste in baked items like these Strawberry Scones and this Strawberry Rhubarb Galette.

When you love the candy and tangy combo in these strawberry cream cheese hand pies, you’ll love my Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars and these Chocolate Lined Strawberry Dream Bars too.

On the lookout for the right Valentine’s Day breakfast? Bask in a batch of those decadent Strawberry Nutella Crepes or a slice of Chocolate Strawberry Bread!

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Nothing says “I really like you” like a plate stuffed with do-it-yourself sweets and treats! Attempt these different scrumptious and straightforward dessert concepts assured to impress your particular somebody.



Hold a watch out for my latest recipes!

Hand pies with cream cheese and strawberry jam.

Or go forward and simply make these candy pastries for your self! You deserve slightly additional love within the form of strawberry cream pies, too! 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Created by: Lynne Feifer

Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Complete Time 1 hour 15 minutes

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies are coronary heart formed with a heavenly cream cheese filling. A simple strawberry pastry recipe for Valentine’s Day or any event!

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For the strawberry filling

  • Carry the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a mild simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-low warmth, stirring often. After about 5 minutes the strawberries must be delicate sufficient to smash along with your spoon or a potato masher.

  • Cook dinner for a further 5-10 minutes till thickened. Switch the strawberry filling to a bowl and let cool fully.

For the cream cheese filling

  • In a separate small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon zest, and salt with a hand mixer till easy and nicely mixed. Put aside when you put together the pie crust.

For the crust

  • Line two massive baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Unroll the pie crust onto a frivolously floured work floor. Flippantly roll the crusts with a rolling pin to take away any creases.

  • Use a 3 ½” coronary heart cookie cutter to chop 10 hearts from every pie crust. It’s possible you’ll must re-roll the pie dough as soon as to get all 10 items.

  • Lower a small ‘X’ into 10 of the hearts to create a vent for the pies. These items would be the high crust for the pies. Place the unvented pie crust (stable bottoms) onto the parchment-lined baking sheets.


  • Place a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese filling onto the unvented (stable) pie crusts leaving a small border.

  • High the cream cheese with a heaping tablespoon of the strawberry filling.

  • Brush the border across the filling with the egg white and place the vented pie crust on high. Press the sides collectively to seal the pie, then crimp the sides with a fork.

  • Place the assembled pies on the baking pans into the fridge for half-hour.

  • Whereas the pies are chilling, preheat the oven to 400° F.

  • Brush the highest of the chilled pies with the egg white and sprinkle with uncooked sugar if utilizing.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the crust is golden brown. Enable the pies to chill for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet earlier than having fun with them.



  • The precise yield might range relying on the dimensions of your cutter. If utilizing a cutter smaller than 3 ½” the pies will take much less time to bake. Begin checking on the pies round 12 minutes.
  • Don’t overfill the pies. Relying on the form of the cutter you employ there could also be a small quantity of filling left over.
  • Make sure the strawberry jam has cooled fully earlier than assembling the pies. 
  • Make sure to chill the assembled pies. Chilling the pies helps the filling agency up and minimizes the danger of it leaking throughout baking.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fats: 16g | Saturated Fats: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 2g | Monounsaturated Fats: 7g | Ldl cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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