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Cranberry Hand Pies
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Cranberry Hand Pies

These cranberry hand pies are sweet, tart, tangy, and perfect for the holidays! Make this easy hand pie recipe in oven, frier, or air fryer.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 12 ounces frozen cranberries
  • 1 navel orange plus peel
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Pie crust
  • Sanding sugar to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Food process cranberries, orange, and walnuts until finely chopped but not liquidy.
  • Add sugar and pulse a few more times to combine.
  • Roll out pie crust to 1/8 inch thickness and cut into 3 inch circles.
  • Place a tablespoon of cranberry relish in the center of half the circles. You will have tons of leftover relish. Eat it on sandwiches, with turkey, or all on its own.
  • Top each circle with one from the second half of circles.
  • Seal the edges of the hand pies using the tines of a fork.
  • Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  • Put a few small slits in the top circles with a butter knife.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the crusts are slightly browned.



To make fried pies, fry in a deep fryer at at 375 F for about five minutes on each side. 
If you have an air fryer, try making these in the air fryer at 350 F for 12-14 minutes. It's my favorite way to make hand pies!
They are best served warm, but can be stored at room temperature for a few days or frozen in an airtight container for months. Reheat before serving!


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg