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Cherry Cheesecake Hand Pies

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Hand Pies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


When toaster strudel meets pop tart, the end result is these deliciously golden brown hand pies!  They're stuffed full with a sweet cherry cream cheese filling and smothered in a dreamy pink cream cheese icing.  Made gluten-free and vegan, they make the ultimate summer barbecue treat!


  • 2 cups cherries, washed and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla, divided
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a skillet, heat the cherries, coconut sugar, and 1 tsp of the vanilla over medium-low heat until soft.  Transfer the mixture to a bowl and break up the cherries into chunks with the back of a fork.  Place in the fridge to cool while we prepare the dough
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, and baking powder.  Add the coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp vanilla and mix until a large ball of dough forms
  3. On a piece of parchment paper dusted with tapioca flour, roll out the dough with a rolling pin about 1/4 inch in thickness.  With a circular cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut circles out of the dough
  4. Take the filling out of the the fridge.  Reserve 1 Tbsp for the icing.  With the remainder of the mixture, stir in 1 Tbsp vegan cream cheese. Spoon about 1 1/2 Tbsp of the filling into the center of half of the circles of dough.  Place the other half of the circles on top and press around the filling to seal the pieces together
  5. Brush some melted coconut oil over top of the pies and use the back of a fork to press into the edges of each.  Bake in oven for 20 - 22 minutes until golden brown; let cool slightly
  6. Make the icing by whisking the remainder of the vegan cream cheese together with the almond milk and vanilla until thin.  Stir in the reserved 1 Tbsp of the cheery mixture.  Spoon the icing over top of each cooled hand pie and enjoy!


Note : Hand pies will keep for up to 3 days in an air-tight container in the fridge

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Baked Good
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cherry Hand Pie, Gluten-free Hand Pie, Vegan Hand Pie, Cherry Cheese Cake Hand Pie