Pie is messy. Hand pies, on the other hand, are … handy. OK, sorry. But they are delicious and convenient. The ones we feature here don’t even need to be fried. They’re tiny little pies that fit in your hand, and they sparkle in the sun because of the course sugar topping. If you’re trying to impress or maybe don’t own a pie tin — no judgment! — these are definitely the way to go. After all, a full apple pie is pretty much a twice-a-year dish, devoured on Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. But an apple hand pie? Those are seasonless.
You could fill these pies with whatever you like — cherry, blackberry or even a chocolate or citrus pie filling could work. A bit of advice: Do some market research, and find out what your friends and loved ones desire in a personal pie, then make their day!