In my opinion, a pie is just too messy to be eating at a picnic. Pies are the perfect summer dessert, but they are difficult to cut and serve, awkward to transport, and they require using a plate and a fork (also a napkin, because summer pies can be seriously drippy).

This is why I love these hand pies. They are truly portable, as in you can eat them out of hand—no cutting, no plate, no silverware necessary, and easy to pack as well. You can use any of your favorite pie fillings—just make sure any excess liquid is drained off, or the pies become soggy. Also, pre-cooking the filling is necessary since these little pies cook in a much shorter time than a standard sized one.

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