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Cranberry orange hand pies in a red pan

Easy cranberry orange hand pies

Quick and easy cranberry orange hand pies recipe! Festive and flaky holiday hand pies made with cranberry sauce and store bought pie crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, holiday, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Time for dough to come to room temperature 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 hand pies
Calories 231 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 2 packages store bought unroll and bake 9" pie crust (4 crusts total)*
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce, canned or homemade
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/16 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/16 tsp ground clove
  • 1/16 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp milk of your choice
  • 8 tsp turbinado sugar


  1. Remove the dough from the packaging and let sit on the counter, unrolled, until room temperature. About 30 minutes.

  2. While the dough is sitting, combine the cranberry sauce, cinnamon, orange zest, brown sugar, allspice, clove, ginger, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll one of the pie crusts and make sure it doesn't crack when you unroll it. Press any small cracks back together with your fingers. Using a 2.75" round cookie cutter, or top of a mason jar or glass, cut out 10 circles. Repeat with a second pie crust so you have 20 small circles.

  4. Place 1 tsp of the cranberry mixture in the middle of one of your dough circles. Lay another dough circle on top of that and press the edges together with prongs of a fork to seal (see pictures for reference). Don't worry if it gets a bit messy! Cut a small slit in the top of each hand pie. You will have 10 hand pies ready to cook. Lightly brush the top of each hand pie with with milk of your choice and then sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

  5. Bake the hand pies for 11 minutes, or until golden brown.

  6. While the first batch is baking, prepare the remaining 10 hand pies by repeating steps 3 and 4.

  7. When the first round of hand pies are baked, remove from the oven and bake the remaining 10.

  8. Let the pies cool slightly and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*We used Simple Truth Organic available at Kroger. But see other options above in this post.

Nutrition Facts
Easy cranberry orange hand pies
Amount Per Serving (1 hand pie)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.