Use Pie dough or puff pastry for convenience, always work with cold dough either way.
Prepare the California Strawberriesstrawberries and have the cheese cut up before you start working with the dough.
Make a slit or cut out a small part of the top crust otherwise the hand pie will open up and lose its shape.
Use egg wash as a glue for both the bottom and top crusts to stick together.
Make sure your oven is preheated before the pies go in.
Don’t be tempted to over fill your pies, the filling may leak out!
Store leftover hand pies in the fridge well wrapped for up to 5 days, and heat them in the oven as you need to.
The hand pies may be assembled and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Bake them the day you plan to serve right from the fridge.
You can freeze the baked and cooled hand pies, defrost them at room temperature and reheat them in the oven for 8 minutes before serving.