Cherry hand pies. The perfect, portable summer treat. Pack them in lunches, take them to potluck dinners, freeze them for the cold months when you need a burst of summer. Just make them!
Do you remember your favorite childhood treat? Mine was Hostess Cherry Pies. Cloyingly sweet cherry pie filling encased in a lackluster pastry shell coated with a cavity-inducing glaze of white icing. To think of eating one now does absolutely nothing for me, but the 10 year old version of me would slap me right across the face for such condescension.
Cherry was my favorite of all the pies we had growing up and believe me, there was no shortage. On holidays there was the obligatory pumpkin, but once in awhile we were allowed to weigh in on this topic and when the opportunity presented itself, I always chimed in “CHERRY”!
(later on and still to this day, it has changed to peach)
Whenever stone fruit season rolls around, I, like most people, buy pounds of cherries, peaches, plums and nectarines… and then am in a frenzy to use them up before they go bad. It’s like my Mom has always told me “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach”. I guess they still are.