Leftover Thanskgiving Hand Pies… because who doesn’t love a super quick and easy way to be creative with leftovers AND have an excuse to eat with your hands.
When it comes to feasting the day after Thanksgiving, you’ve got options.
Of course there’s the trusty option of throwing everything between two slices of bread and chowing down like a boss. There’s no shame in that… at all.
But sometimes you want to be a little unique and have some creative Thanksgiving leftovers.
Exhibit A: Leftover Apple Pie Cinnamon Buns
Exhibit B: Turkey and Hash Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli (with a fried egg on it as well… duh)
And when you want to go totally handheld with your day-after culinary creativeness (i.e. too lazy for the work it takes to eat with a fork and knife)… I present to you these Leftover Thanksgiving Hand Pies.
Guys. These are amazing.
They are super simple to make thanks to store-bought pie crust.
You can eat them with your hands.
Kids love them because they have the word pie in them.
It’s pretty much a semi-homemade version of hot pockets… and who doesn’t love a good hot pocket?
You can eat them with your hands.
Everyone can make their own and customize their hand pie fillings.
They make for great game day food for anyone watching that foosball stuff on TV.
Did I mention that you can eat them with your hands?
And yes, you can even put gravy inside these bad boys.
Super shortcut… there’s no need to even reheat your leftovers prior to assembling your hand pies. Straight from the fridge and into the pies. Bam.Print
Leftover Thanksgiving Hand Pies
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 hand pies 1x
- 1 package (2 count) store bought refrigerated piecrusts
- Thanksgiving Leftovers (see below)
- Cranberry Sauce
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
Thanksgiving Leftovers Filling Ideas
- Shredded cooked turkey
- Mashed potatoes
- Green bean casserole
- Sweet potatoes
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Unroll piecrusts according to package directions (many tell you to let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before unrolling). Cut piecrusts using a 3 or 4-inch round cutter. Reroll scraps and continue to cut circles until no dough remains.
- Place a small amount of leftover Thanksgiving ingredients* in the middle of half of the dough circles, leaving a small border around the edges. Place a second dough circle atop each filled circle and press down to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges together. Place hand pies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Whisk together egg and water in a small bowl. Brush each hand pie with egg wash and cut a few slits in the top of each hand pie with a sharp pairing knife.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Be patient and let cool slightly before devouring. Serve with cranberry sauce. It’s a necessity.
*There is no need to reheat your Thanksgiving leftovers prior to assembling the hand pies. It will warm as your hand pies bake.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
Want More Thanksgiving Leftovers Ideas?
Leftover Apple Pie Cinnamon Buns
Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffles
Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey and Hash Sandwich with Cranberry Aioli
I love this! A Thanksgiving-esque Hot Pocket! GENIUS!
Allie | Baking a Moment
Such a fun idea Chris! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving! 😀
Dude, you nailed these. Incredible! Nothing better than hand pies this time of year. Have a great Thanksgiving! #wolfpackeats
Yup, this is totally happening in my house on Friday. We’ll be spending the day decorating for Christmas and watching football, so I think these hand pies definitely need to make an appearance. Oh, we’re also swinging by a local brewery for a Black Friday Black Beer party…and if there’s anything that goes well with beers, it’s Thanksgiving leftovers in a pie crust. Nice work, my friend! #WolfpackThanksgiving