Savory Hand Pies

A delicious recipe for savory hand pies:


  • 2 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Filling:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
    • Stir in diced carrot and celery, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Add cooked chicken, frozen peas, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Remove from heat and let the filling cool slightly.
  3. Assemble Hand Pies:
    • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Using a round cutter or a knife, cut out circles from the pastry sheets.
    • Place a spoonful of the chicken and vegetable filling onto one half of each pastry circle, leaving a small border around the edge.
    • Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling to create a half-moon shape. Press the edges firmly to seal, then crimp the edges with a fork to secure.
  4. Bake Hand Pies:
    • Place the assembled hand pies on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with beaten egg for a golden finish.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the hand pies from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
    • Enjoy these savory hand pies warm or at room temperature as a delicious snack or meal on the go!


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