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Pizza Hand Pies

Everything that is delicious about a slice of pizza pie, like pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni, but in a portable pie in a buttery, flaky crust.
If you have seen my blog post for a while you can see that I love pizza. I can eat pizza for every meal of the day. I've been like that since I can remember. It has to be the perfect food.
These little guys have a yummy flaky crust that parmesan cheese in it, yes I know, to give it the hand pie layers of flavors with the crust then the center with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings. Choose topping or meat that you like.
The pizza hand pies are kid-approved and you can make a batch of these and freeze. That is what I did for my niece and nephews.


Recipes you may like:
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread
Pepperoni Bacon Pizza Rolls
Mini Pumpkin Hand Pies

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Pizza Hand Pies

Time
Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 6 to 12 hours
Baking: 18 to 22 minutes

Please note this is a double recipe, this can easily be  halved.

Ingredients

Parmesan Pie Crust
4 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour plus 1/2 cup for dusty
2 cups Unsalted Butter, frozen
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated is best
2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar
1 1/3 to 1 1/4 cups Really Cold Water

Filling
1/2 cup Pizza Sauce
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese or Italian Blend
Pepperonis or any toppings you like
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated

Egg Wash
1 egg whites, room temperature
1 teaspoon Water
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, for topping


1. Freeze butter for at least 2 to 3 hours, the longer the better. You want the butter to be rock solid. Pour water into a cup and chill, not frozen just really cold.
2. In a large bowl, add flour, salt and sugar. With a cheese grater, using the large eyelet,  grate butter into flour mixture. Gently toss butter into the flour in between grating the butter, after grating all the butter grate the parmesan cheese into the flour and toss.
3. Gently toss the flour and parmesan cheese together until well incorporated. Slowly add in cold water 3 tablespoons at a time.  Mix with your hands until dough is slightly sticky but still have flour leftover. Tip bowl over on a floured surface and gently kneed dough until together. Divide dough into half and roll dough then sandwich together about five to six time. That will help get nice flaky layers.
4. Cover dough in clingwrap and freeze for at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight is best. You want the dough to be really cold.
5.  Roll one half of the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. Cut out dough in a rectangle shape or any shape your desire. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spoon on 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon of cheese and toppings. Top with another piece of rolled crust, press edges closed then goes along with a fork sealing it. Place pies on prepped pans.
6. Brush hand pies with egg wash, grate parmesan over pies and chill for 30 minutes.
7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake pies for 18 to 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Rotate the pans halfway through. The first batch may take longer than the second so keep an eye out. Let the pies cool for 5 minutes before consuming. If not consuming right away, let the pies cools completely and either keep in the fridge for 5 days or freeze for up for a month.

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Comments

  1. Oh these look delicious!! There is a restaurant back in my hometown in Illinois that makes these and they are SO good I never thought to make them myself !

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  2. Sounds so good! I do like tha it has a Parmesan flaky crust. I bet it’s a hit with kids!

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  3. The photos alone are making me hungry! I love anything pizza, and these hand pies are no exception! :)

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  4. These pizza hand pies look really delicious. They would make a great go-to lunch or a handy addition to party food. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  5. They look so delicious! Thanks for the clear guide :)

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  6. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  7. These pizza hand pies look delicious! Not only will my grandchildren love these but I believe I will as well. They are just the right size and could be used for dinner, picnicking, movie night just about anytime.

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  8. These look ridiculous! How am I meant to stop at one? Yum yum yum

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  9. This looks so tasty and the recipe looks quite easy to follow too! Definitely will try it!

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  10. These look amazing! I am definitely adding this to my family's meal plan.

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  11. Goodness me do these ever look delicious... and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This looks so mouth watering. So the pizza game is slowly evolving. Glad to see that.
    Thankyou for sharing i will definitely give it a try

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  13. Wow! This one's a winner.This looks so delightful and tasty. I would love to try making this recipe. My boys would both probably DIG this!

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  14. This is an easy to make recipe. Being a vegetarian maybe I should replace pepperoni with mushroom. I will try this at home this weekend. Thanks for sharing a detailed recipe.

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  15. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try for sure.

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  16. These look so delicious.
    The cheese oozing out makes it so tempting.

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  17. These look so good! Perfect for a movie night in or to share with friends!!

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  18. WOW! These look so delicious and perfect to have on hand on nights you don't want to cook - I love the idea of freezing them for later. I too, could eat any kind of pizza every day. Thanks so much for sharing this delectable recipe!

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  19. It looks delicious and super easy to eat. It looks more filling and more 'clean' to easy comparing to average pizza. I think it's great option for game day/night with friends.

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  20. Wow! I LOVE cheesy pizzas! I want to make these someday. I'm bookmarking this recipe. This looks really, really yummy! :)

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  21. These look incredible! I bet my kids would love some hand pies for dinner. Thanks!

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  22. These look and sound so delicious! We seriously just tried to make calzones the other night and my husband was not so impressed. I need to give this recipe a try! I think the homemade parmesan crust would be a hit in our family!

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  23. These sound sooooo delicious! I want to try these this weekend -- I just recently learned what a calzone is and I'm craving all things pizza!

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  24. Sweetie, the idea of portable pizza is a very original one! And it looks absolutely delicious, I will try this at home for sure!

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  25. These look like they would be a lot of fun to make with my kids!

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  26. These look so good! I would never think to make them at home, but it looks easy enough!

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  27. I love pizza and these hand pies seem to be a great idea for a snack. I'll prepare them for friends at the weekend. :)

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  28. I love this idea! For World Vegan Day last year I made a calzone and it was amazing! This year, I might have to make a pizza pie instead :) Your food always looks yummy! 💚

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  29. You totally inspired me to make pies for dinner. Love pies, calzones , empanadas, beef pies... yum ��Good Job! I’m guessing they taste as void sw

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  30. My goodness! This looks so divine!! I want to make this right now. Thanks for sharing something to add to my Rolodex :)

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  31. OMG, just looking at these are making me hungry! I'm definitely saving this recipe to try in the future, thank you!

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  32. Sounds yummy. Thanks for the detailed recipe

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  33. These pizza pies look so delicious. I want a slice now. Thanks for sharing.

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