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Hand Pies Are Your New Favorite Grab-and-Go Breakfast

Hang on, don't run out the door without breakfast. We've got just the thing for your busy morning: The hand pie. No forks needed for this pastry filled with fruit, or something savory. These grab-and-go treats are also known as turnovers, fried pies and Cornish pasties. Here are a few faves you really need to try. Because, you know... pie!

Apple Hand Pies

Chef John sautes apple slices in butter, sugar and spices and cools the mixture before filling rolled dough. Get them ready the night before and bake in the morning to make breakfast extra special.

Shelly Hospitality's Blueberry Turnover Hand Pies

How about a gorgeous blast of antioxidants to get your day off to a good start? This recipe calls for frozen blueberries, so it's good to go all year long.


Photo by Valerie

Apricot and Peach Fried Pies

A huge thanks to Southern cooks for figuring out a way to get pies to taste even better by plunging them in hot oil until crisp and golden. Using dried fruit in the filling bumps up the flavor intensity.

874201_Fried Pinchy Pies  Photo by Baking Nana

Fried Pinchy Pies | Photo by Baking Nana

Cornish Pasty

Here's some hand pie trivia! Coal miners used to carry these hand-held meals in their shirt pockets to work underground because they were easy to access and eat and helped keep them warm. By the way, it's pronounced past-T, not paste-T.

Cornish Pasties. Photo by pelicangal

Adorable hand pies | Photo by pelicangal

Fried Pie Pastry

Get creative and come up with your own fillings, sweet or savory or a little bit of both.

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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!