These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

I don’t know if it’s possible to find a dish more comforting than one that combines meat and pastry. Recipes like chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie are hearty, filling main courses that are perfect for a cold winter night. Since spring has finally arrived, I’m presenting a lighter l option in the form of a hand pie.

These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

Meat and mushrooms are the base of the filling. Stock, shallots, garlic, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and thyme infuse the hand pies with savory richness.

These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

Toasted pine nuts add just the right amount of crunch. To keep things simple I used store-bought pie crust but you can easily swap that out for your favorite homemade pie or tart dough (you can find my favorite recipe here).

These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

The best part about these hand pies is that they can be made several days in advance of when you need them. Whether you want to serve them as a party appetizer or as an after school snack throughout the week, these will be perfect. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you want to reheat them simply place them in a 350 degree F oven for 5-10 minutes until heated through. A few minutes in the microwave will also work for a quick snack.

These Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies make an excellent snack or party appetizer!

Get the recipe: Ready to try them? Head over to The Mushroom Channel to get my recipe for Savory Meat and Mushroom Hand Pies!

 Disclaimer: I was paid to develop a recipe for The Mushroom Channel. As always, all opinions are my own.
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  • http://www.thisgalcooks.com Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    These are perfect! I love that these can be made ahead for quick snacks or appetizers. I’m a savory snacker. Give me chips, crackers, cheese or anything savory and I’m one happy gal. Great recipe, Jennifer!

  • http://littlekitchie.blogspot.com Marie @ Little Kitchie

    Love these!

  • http://allspiceandnutmeg.com Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    These are great little snacks, especially cause I love mushrooms.

  • http://www.garnishwithlemon.com Anna @ Garnish with Lemon

    Mmmmmm, mushrooms! Love the spices in these tasty bites, too!

  • http://ny-foodgasm.blogspot.com Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    Oh man these REALLY sound good! They are also beautifully crafted! YUM!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    These remind me of the Trader Joe’s mushroom turnovers that I used to go crazy over, but yours seem much better. I like using frozen pie crust too!

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Love that you snuck in mushrooms to these pies!

  • http://backroadjournal.wordpress.com Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Your little hand pies have to be delicious with your mix of spices and pine nuts added to the meat.

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com Baby June

    How cute! I have never tried savory hand pies before–no time like the present I suppose. :) Sounds like it would make a great appetizer.

  • http://scrummylane.com Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Love the sound of all the lovely spices in these, and the pine nuts. Definitely pinning this one for later!

  • ashley – baker by nature

    I love me a savory hand pie! And meat and mushroom? YES please :)

  • http://chezsasha.com Alexandra

    Ah I’m such a sucker for savory pies. These look fantastic!

  • http://theimperfectcook.wordpress.com C.e.

    I completely agree ~ definitely comfort food and beautifully presented.

  • http://limesarebetterthanlemons.tumblr.com Jeanne

    These look amazing, and such great photos, too. I’m all for wrapping things in pie dough. I also love the addition of pine nuts here.;