Cherry Hand Pies

My Dad loves pies. I have vivid memories of going to Dupars in the Valley with my Dad when I was a little kid and ordering pie with him. He has hysterical stories that he tells about his interactions with the Dupar’s waitresses who I remember would wear uniforms with aprons.

My dad is a charmer and I’m sure the old gals all loved him. I grew up thinking that my father’s favorite pies were banana cream pie and chocolate cream pie. Although it’s true that he loves those, his deepest pie dream is Cherry pie. I did not learn this until two months ago. Since then I have been working to perfect my crust and pie making ability.

My Father is now 88-years old – not bad for a guy who has been smoking Marlborogh cigarettes for 75 years but of course those smokes have taken a toll and he is now in bed most of the time on oxygen with his mind, warmth, charm, and humor sharp as ever. I wanted to make him a pie that he could handle easily and in a few bites, while sitting up in bed.

I think after 8-weeks and about 15 deliveries to his house I have hit the mark with these flaky crusted, sweet, tart, cherry handpies. He always asks for them and smiles when they arrive. He always tells me they’re delicious. So, for the true Cherry pie lover, here you go.

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Categories: Baked Goods, Desserts, Fruit, Pies and Tarts, Snacks, Sweets

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