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Ugly Sweater Hand Pies

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Hand Pies 1x



  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves (or any other flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 store bought pie dough
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat preserves in a small pot over medium heat until it begins to boil, about 2 minutes. While preserves are heating, thoroughly combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon cold water in a small bowl.
  3. Once preserves have come to a boil, whisk in cornstarch slurry.
  4. Whisking constantly, return preserves to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Chill thickened preserves while you work on the dough.
  5. Roll your pie dough to 1/8th -1/4 thickness. Using the Ugly Sweater Cookie Cutter, cut out 12 sweaters, re-rolling dough scraps as needed.
  6. Place 6 pie dough sweaters onto the baking sheet. Evenly spoon thickened preserves into the center of the individual pieces of dough.
  7. One at a time, brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash and top with a second piece of dough. Crimp the edges of the dough together using the tines of a fork. Brush the tops of the dough with more egg wash and cut ventilation holes into the top piece of dough (I used scissors to create a cute design!).
  8. Bake until the hand pies are golden brown and cooked through, 25-30 minutes.

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