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Lemon Hand Pies


Growing up I used to love the little mini Hostess pies that you could get for a quarter.  I haven’t had them in years, but recently thought I would make something similar.  I should have made my own filling and pie dough, but went with easy store bought ingredients.  They turned out great, and perfect size.  After one or two, your craving for pie is met.  These would be great any time of the year, with your favorite flavors, and in any shape.  I did hearts since it was so close to Valentine’s Day.  I went off of this recipe from Pillsbury, but made adjustments for how I actually went about making them.

Makes 24 mini heart pies for less than $5


Pie crusts – $2.36

Pie filling – $2.41

Powdered sugar


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Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Using parchment paper or silicon mats, line your cookie sheet.

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Remove pie crusts from pouches and roll out on work surface.  Cut out shapes.  Roll out scraps of dough and cut out more.  I got 24 hearts from each sheet of crust.  Lay out hearts on cookie sheets.

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Top each heart with pie filling.

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Top with remaining hearts.

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Press edges with a fork to seal.  Cut slits in the top.

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Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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Place on cooling rack, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.