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Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies are made with fresh strawberries and are so delicious! Using pre made pie crust these treats are perfect for any occasion!

Alright, y’all, let’s dive into the world of Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies, a game-changer in the realm of easy, breezy, and absolutely delicious springtime treats. Picture this: juicy strawberries and rich cream cheese nestled in a flaky, golden-brown crust that practically melts in your mouth.

These little pies are the perfect mash-up of sweet, tart, and utterly irresistible flavors, making them a must-try for anyone with a love for all things pastry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh? For sure! While fresh strawberries are the MVP during strawberry season, you can totally swing it with frozen ones when you’re out of options. Just make sure to let them thaw and drain any excess water to keep your filling from getting too soggy.

Do I really need to use a cookie cutter? Nah, but it’s a fun way to get those perfect shapes. Feel free to get creative with a knife and freestyle some unique shapes or keep it simple with large squares or circles. It’s all good as long as you’re having fun with it.

How can I store these beauties? Keep your hand pies in an airtight container at room temperature if you’re planning on devouring them within a day or two. For a longer stash, slide them into the fridge, and they’ll keep well for up to a week. Just give them a quick warm-up in the oven to get that flaky crust back to its prime.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies Ingredients

Lemon (zest and juice)
Corn starch
Store-bought pie crust
Sugar in the Raw (for that sweet crunch on top)
Cream cheese (because everything’s better with cream cheese, right?)

These strawberry cream cheese hand pies are the ultimate flex for any spring picnic, Easter brunch, or just a chill day at the park. They’re like little pockets of joy that fit perfectly in your hand, no fork necessary. Plus, they’re a surefire hit for Valentine’s Day, turning up the romance with their sweet, berry-filled bites.

Wrap these little pies up tight in plastic wrap or keep them snug in an airtight container. They play nice in the fridge for up to a week, but good luck having them last that long!

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Filling Fun: Let the kiddos help mix up the strawberry filling. It’s a great way to get their little hands dirty and teach them about mixing flavors.
  • Dough Time: Unleashing their inner artists, kids can help cut out the dough with cookie cutters or even their imaginative shapes.
  • Egg Wash Wizards: Hand over the pastry brush and let them brush the tops of each hand pie with egg wash. It’s like painting, but you get to eat your art afterward!

Why This Recipe Works

First off, it’s the perfect balance of flavors. The tangy cream cheese cuts through the sweetness of the strawberries, making each bite a complex taste adventure. Plus, using store-bought pie crust means you get to the fun part faster—filling and shaping those pies!

The versatility is key. Whether you’re craving these as a solo treat or looking to impress at your next spring fling, these hand pies are adaptable, shareable, and totally Instagrammable. And let’s not forget the simplicity; with just a few ingredients and some straightforward steps, you’re on your way to becoming the hand pie hero of your social circle.

So, there you have it, folks. Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies: the flaky, fruity, and fabulously easy treats that are about to take your spring dessert game to a whole new level. Let’s get baking!

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Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Yield: 10 Hand Pies

Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Hand Pies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These easy and delicious strawberry cream cheese hand pies are so good and easy to take anywhere!


  • 2 cups strawberries

  • 1 cup sugar

  • Zest of one lemon
1 tbsp corn starch
juice of the lemon (or 2 tbsp water)
  • 2 store bought pie crust
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar in the Raw


  1. Cook strawberries and sugar in a heavy bottom skillet. After 4-5 mins Smash up the berries.
  2. Let it reduce to a jam consistency.
  3. Add in the slurry (cornstarch plus lemon juice OR water) 
  4. Cut pie crust into 5 inch circles using a small bowl
  5. Place dough on parchment lined trays.
  6. Smooth on one tsp cream cheese to the center of the dough.
  7. Add 1 tsp of the strawberry jam to the center.
  8. Brush Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tsp water) on the outer rim of a second piece of dough.
  9. Place that dough circle on top of the circle with the filling and use a form to seal the edges. Brush the top with egg wash and sprinkle on Sugar in the Raw.
  10. Vent the top crust, with a small slit.
  11. Bake in 375-degree oven for 18-20 mins or until golden brown. 


  • You could use premade strawberry preserves for this recipe and have a super quick pie snack. 
  • While making the jam from scratch it will be important to keep stirring the mixture in the pot as it cooks because it can and will burn. 
  • Once the slurry is added the mixture will thicken quickly. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 2gSugar 29gProtein 2g

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Sandra W

Friday 8th of October 2021

Question: I know the recipe calls for 1 tsp. cream cheese to be spread onto each round, but cream cheese is missing from the ingredients list. I was getting ready to make these and just happened to notice. Luckily, I have cream cheese on hand and read through the recipe prior to making.


Sunday 10th of October 2021

thank you!

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