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Cranberry Hand Pies

Hand Pies – an easy breakfast option with a cranberry pomegranate filling. We like to make these cranberry hand pies on the weekend and then heat them up in the morning for breakfast.



  • 3 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries 1/4 of a bag
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • 1 large egg
  • splash of milk
  • 2 9- inch homemade or store-bought pie crusts


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, mix together the filling ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the egg and milk.
  • Sprinkle some flour on a large cutting board and carefully unroll the pie crusts. Using a 4 inch cookie cutter cut dough into circles. Ball up the dough and re-roll it to get more circles out of it.
  • Drop a heaping tablespoon of the cranberry filling onto the center of half of the dough circles. Brush the edge with the egg wash. Place the remaining 6 rounds on top of the filling topped dough circles. Press the edges gently to stick the top and bottom dough rounds together, then press to seal with a fork.
  • Transfer pies to the lined baking sheets. Brush the tops with the egg wash, and slice an "X" in the tops to vent steam.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool and serve!