Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

October 9, 2022
Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Hey, y’all. If there’s something that we like here in the south, it’s pimento cheese. I try to use it in any way possible (try my tomato pie and pimento cheese pasta salad to name a few). As I was thinking of new ways to repurpose the caviar of the south, I thought: “Why not put it in a hand pie?” From there, these pimento cheese hand pies were born. They are simply divine and oh-so-easy to make!

Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Ingredients: Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

  • 1.5 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz pimentos, drained
  • 3 tbsp. Duke’s mayonnaise
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • onion powder, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • refrigerated pie crust (pre-made)
  • 1 egg
Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Directions: How to Make Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

  1. Mix together cheddar cheese, pimentos, mayonnaise, cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and hot sauce. Mix until well-combined.
  2. Spread flour onto a surface and roll out refrigerated pie crust. Using a circle cutter (3-4 inches), cut out even circles from the pie crust. Roll out excess dough to make more hand pies.
  3. Whisk together 1 egg and 1 tbsp. of water. This will be the egg wash.
  4. Spoon 1.5-2 tbsp. of pimento cheese into each pie circle. Brush egg wash around each circle. Bring one half of the circle over top of the other, sealing in the pimento cheese. Be sure to release any air that might be caught in the hand pies. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal in the mixture. Brush the front and back of each hand pie with egg wash.
  5. Place hand pies in the air fryer at 375F for 12-14 minutes or until the dough is browned. Serve warm and enjoy! If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake these in the oven at the same temperature for the same amount of time.
Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any shortcuts to making pimento cheese hand pies?

Yes, I always use refrigerated pie crust (pre-made). If you did not want to make the pimento cheese, you could use your favorite store-bought brand. That would make this recipe 100% assembly!

How do you get hand pies to be brown?

Hand pies brown via an egg wash. Don’t forget that step!

Can I make hand pies in the air fryer?

For this recipe, I used my air fryer. That said, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can use your traditional oven. They bake in roughly the same amount of time at the same temperature. Simply watch for the crust to brown!

The Recipe: Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

JC Phelps
Looking for your new favorite southern delicacy? Make these delicious, easy pimento cheese hand pies!
5 from 29 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz pimentos drained
  • 3 tbsp. Duke’s mayonnaise
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • garlic powder to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • hot sauce to taste
  • refrigerated pie crust pre-made
  • 1 egg

Instructions
 

  • Mix together cheddar cheese, pimentos, mayonnaise, cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and hot sauce. Mix until well-combined.
  • Spread flour onto a surface and roll out refrigerated pie crust. Using a circle cutter (3-4 inches), cut out even circles from the pie crust. Roll out excess dough to make more hand pies.
  • Whisk together 1 egg and 1 tbsp. of water. This will be the egg wash.
  • Spoon 1.5-2 tbsp. of pimento cheese into each pie circle. Brush egg wash around each circle. Bring one half of the circle over top of the other, sealing in the pimento cheese. Be sure to release any air that might be caught in the hand pies. Using a fork, crimp the edges to seal in the mixture. Brush the front and back of each hand pie with egg wash.
  • Place hand pies in the air fryer at 375F for 12-14 minutes or until the dough is browned. Serve warm and enjoy! If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake these in the oven at the same temperature for the same amount of time.
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Pimento Cheese Hand Pies

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  • Reply
    Mary
    October 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I love pimento cheese, but never thought of making pimento cheese hand pies! These are so easy to make using refrigerated dough which I always have in my freezer. We don’t have Dukes Mayo here, but Best Foods is my favorite so it is what I used. I will make these again for my Dad when he comes home from the hospital. He and I love to eat pimento cheese and crackers together.

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    Bernice
    October 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Would you believe it has been ages since I’ve made a bowl of pimento cheese? I’m having friends over next weekend and you have inspired me to pass along the cheesy goodness via hand pies!

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    Amy Liu Dong
    October 12, 2022 at 1:35 am

    I love pimiento cheese but never tried to make pimiento cheese hand pies. Such a perfect appetizer to prepare this coming Thanksgiving, aside from that it is delicious and easy to make.

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    helenfernHelen at the Lazy Gastronome
    October 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    These hand-pies are delicious! The directions are easy to follow and easy to make. My family loves them.

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    Andrea White
    October 12, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    these pimento pies turned out so delicious! love how fancy they look too. so tasty and perfect for a fun dinner!

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