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Easy Lemon Curd Hand Pies

You can make this recipe with any fruit curd or pie filling that you prefer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipe, pastry, snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 310 kcal
Author Renea


  • 2 ready-made refrigerated pie crusts
  • 10 ounces lemon curd or pie filling
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • pinch salt
  • yellow decorating sugar


  1. Unroll each pastry sheet on a flat work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out enough to make 6-7 rounds. Using a wide-mouth glass, cut out 6-7 circles from each pie crust.

  2. Fill each circle with about a tablespoon of the lemon filling. Using your finger, moisten the edge of the crust with water. Fold over to make half a circle, and crimp with a fork to seal.

  3. Place the hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

  4. Allow the pies to cool for about 10 minutes while preparing the icing drizzle.

  5. Mix the powdered sugar, lemon juice, salt and milk until a smooth consistency is achieved. Spoon this mixture in a sandwich bag, snip off the end and drizzle over the cooled hand pies. Immediately sprinkle with the colored sugar.