Easy Jam Hand Pies with a pot of strawberry jam
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5 from 8 votes

Easy Jam Hand Pies

This is such an easy recipe and perfect to make with kids. You can use any shape or filling - try hazelnut spread or sweetened cream cheese! There’s not a massive clean up involved and they taste delicious. They’re easily vegan and store bought gluten-free pastry is available.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 10
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • 1 package ready rolled shortcrust pastry (375g/13oz) defrosted if frozen
  • 8 tsp strawberry jam
  • Milk for brushing


  • Preheat oven to 190C / 375F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment paper (or use the parchment from the pastry packet)
  • Unroll the dough and cut into shapes with a heart cookie cutter.
  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the jam onto the centre of half of the shapes. 
  • Brush a little milk around the edges, then top with another shape and use a fork to crimp and seal the edges. Brush with some more milk, then use a sharp knife to cut a small slit in the pastry. Use smaller cutters to make shapes to decorate - just stick them on with some milk.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm or cold.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.2mg