Simple Jam Hand Pies

Simple Jam Hand Pies

Fruit Holiday Pie Recipes

Simple Jam Hand Pies

July 4, 2017

by joythebaker


I grew up in a family of tremendous home bakers, but I’ll tell you what-  there’s nothing you could tell 8 year old Joy to sway her from the indisputable fact that the best pies came dangerously hot, in a precisely folded paper container, filled with apple flavoring in a delightfully crisp crust from McDonald’s.  The golden arches, where the cheeseburgers taste like candy in the most perplexing way.  The pies, though!  The pies were delicious and if I was lucky enough to have one, it meant that I likely also had french fries in my life so… clearly it was the best of days.


  • For the Crust
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold buttermilk
  • 1 jar of Sour Cherry Jam and/or Wild Blueberry Jam
  • 1 large egg, beaten for egg wash
  • granulated sugar, for topping
Read the whole recipe on Joy the Baker