Maggie’s Menu: 4th of July Hand Pies

Maggie’s Menu: 4th of July Hand Pies

Maggie’s Menu: 4th of July Hand Pies

  • Posted by magpie
  • On June 30, 2017
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Message from Maggie:

Happy 4th of July, Magpie readers!  Mr. Magpie and I are headed up to Greenport, NY to celebrate the holiday with our dear friends Blair and Ethan, but before taking off I wanted to leave you with some inspiration for your Independence Day tables.



  • 1 package pie crust dough (2 rounds of dough)


  • 2 cups cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • 1 whole egg
  • White sparkling sugar


  1. Take pie crusts out of refrigerator and let them come to room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the filling into a bowl and mix well until the berries start to juice.
  4. Sprinkle your working surface with plenty of flour.
  5. Cut dough into round shapes using a round cookie cutter or the rim of a glass.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut a star shape in half of circle shapes to create a vent.
  7. Spread whole round shapes with about 1 1/2 T. cherry filling.
  8. Place star cut round shape on top of round shape covered in cherry filling.
  9. Using a fork, press down on edges pinching together top and bottom of each round shape
  10. Whip the egg and brush over the dough.
  11. Sprinkle dough with white sparking sugar.
  12. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until edges are browned.

Yields about 5 hand pies depending on size of round circles.


  • This recipe is dairy free.
  • This recipe is nut free.
  • This recipe is soy free.
  • This recipe is vegetarian.



  • Jun 30 2017
YUM and festive! Safe travels and Happy 4th!!
  • Jun 30 2017
Happy July 4th!
  • Jun 30 2017
Star spangled treat!