Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies


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heart-shaped Strawberry Hand Pies on a wire rack

Hand pies are totally a thing. So much more fun than regular pies, don’t you think? Small enough to hold in one hand and filled with good stuff. And these, with creamy chocolate Nutella and strawberry jam are not only fun, but represent everything that is good and sweet and right with the world.

Whether you’re planning a treat for Valentine’s Day or need an easy, quick, pack-it-up-and-go dessert, these should be your thing. Serve them on their own or put them on top of a scoop of ice cream for something fun and totally unique.

cutting out heart shapes from dough

I’m not a huge fan of traditional pies. I’ll never turn down a slice (obviously), but they just aren’t at the top of a long list of desserts I crave.

But somehow, when that very same pie is packed into a little pocket that can be held and enjoyed in a few bites, it climbs way up my list. Something about a hand pie is just more fun than a plain old slice.

Plus, they’re mini. So you can eat two…or five.

adding strawberry jam and nutella to a heart shaped piece of dough

And the magic filling combination brings together two of my favorite things. Nutella and strawberry jam. Anything that offers an excuse to buy a jar of Nutella is good in my book.

Nutella is only allowed in our house when needed for “testing”.

If we kept it around here on the reg, Frank would come home to find me hiding in the pantry, eating it with a spoon.

uncooked Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies

Have I mentioned that once these Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies baked to golden brown, they’re impossible to resist. Almost as impossible as spoonfuls of straight-up Nutella.

Warm, creamy chocolate with the tart, bright flavor of strawberries on top?

cooked Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies on a cooling rack

Simple, pretty, and so much fun to eat. Bonus that these Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies travel really well. You can pack them up and take them anywhere.

Just be sure to hide them where little snack-ish hands can’t find them. (We learned that one the hard way.)

Strawberry Pies on a cooling rack

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Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies

What could be more fun than mini, heart-shaped pies? Mini heart-shaped pies filled with creamy Nutella and strawberries.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 small pies


  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Cooling Rack


  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 batch of Pie Crust Dough (use store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup Strawberry Jam
  • 1 Egg, whisked


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Dust a counter with flour and roll pie dough out to about 1/4" thick. Use a cookie cutter (any shape will work, but we used a 3 inch heart cookie cutter for these) to cut out uniform pieces of dough. Working with one piece of dough at a time, fill the center with Nutella and jam. Dampen your finger tips with water and run them around the outside of the piece of dough and place another piece of pie dough on top. Press the edges down and crimp them with the tines of a fork. Repeat with all remaining pie dough pieces.
  • Arrange filled hand pies on a sheet pan and pierce the top of the hand pies a couple times with the tip of a knife (this will allow some steam to release during baking). Whisk the egg and brush the surface of each hand pie with egg wash.
  • Bake the pies until golden brown, 11 to 14 minutes (this will vary depending on the thickness of the dough). Allow to cool before serving.
  • Store at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $3.00
Calories: 170
Keyword: hand pie, nutella, strawberry
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In keeping with the trend of baking with the kiddos this winter, I had two great little helpers while I was testing these particular desserts. They liked adding sprinkles the best….

Clara_Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies

Molly_Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies

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    1. Oh no, Joy! What a disappointment. The sealing is definitely the trickiest part of these. Sometimes if I have any doubts, I cut the shapes bigger than I normally would and fold them over a bit before pressing them with the tines of a fork. Just to make sure they’re good and tight.

  1. 5 stars
    These are super delicious! I added a few strawberries to each hand pie to up the fruit component. They turned out so well! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. YUM! I also have that same rule for Nutella! I recently bought some to make something similar to this… nutella”pop tarts”. I love the idea of using strawberry in them too! Thanks!!!

    Also your girls are getting big! So cute!

  3. These hand pies look so delightful – the flavor combo, the shape, everything! I have to be careful with Nutella too…I try not to buy it too often but then my mom sends me coupons for it and I can’t pass up the good deal. It’s dangerous!