Everything is better in bite-sized form! Eat your favorite spring fruit in these juicy two bite rhubarb cream cheese hand pies.
rhubarb cream cheese hand pies

From what I can tell, baby-wearing is the new little black dress.

Which is why ALL THE COOL KIDS are doing it.

And by that I mean, almost everyone I know is set to bring a wee bairn into this world within two weeks of my wedding date.

Which basically means the probability of someone is going to go into labor AT MY WEDDING is pretty much 100%. No pressure to all those with due dates in and around November 29th. (But seriously, make it happen. Bride’s orders.)

Think Pink Baby Shower

My friend Georgia is set to enter the world of mommydom a biiiitttt sooner than that. Like, any day now.

And I couldn’t be happier for her!

Neither can all of her blogger friends, which is why we’ve all banded together to throw her a surprise baby shower!


Georgia is such a sweetheart, and I can always feel her warmth and compassion shining through in her posts and comments.

Or maybe that’s just the warm fuzzy feeling I get when I look at her delicious food. Hmmm.

Either way, I’m sure the little girl she is about to bring into this world will be just as delectable as any of her culinary creations, if not more so.


And to restrain myself from nibbling down on her sweet cheeks, I’ll need something equally as appetizing to shove into my mouth. Like these hand pies, which pretty much make for the perfect sweet sour creamy buttery bite.

Being that these only require one hand to eat, they leave ample opportunities for baby holding, baby cheek pinching, and playing pin-the-tail-on-the-umbilical-cord (an age old baby shower game). So no matter whether you have a baby, know someone with a baby, or just want to get in on some hand pie double fisting action, these are the sweet treats for you.

And if they also happen to win you “Daughter of the Year” award on Mother’s day…then don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Congratulations, Georgia! Can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl.

I wish you and your growing family all the happiness and hand pies your hearts can take!!


Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Eat your favorite spring fruit in these juicy two bite rhubarb cream cheese hand pies.
Yield: 24 hand pies
For the crust
  • 3¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • ¾-1 cup buttermilk
For the rhubarb filling
  • 1 lb rhubarb stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup sugar
For the cream cheese filling
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 large egg yolk
For assembly
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • coarse sugar
  1. To make the pie dough, in the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the butter pieces to the bowl and pulse until the pieces are pea-sized. Add in ¾ cup of the buttermilk and pulse until the dough starts to come together. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead until it is fully combined, adding more buttermilk as needed.
  2. Split the dough in half and pat into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight. Repeat with second half of dough.
  3. For the rhubarb filling, put the rhubarb and sugar in a medium pot. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes, no need to stir. Increase the heat to medium, remove the lid, and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until running a spoon across the bottom of the pot leaves a trail. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. For the cream cheese filling, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg yolk. Chill until ready to use.
  5. Heat oven to 400. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat remaining egg and 1 tbsp water. Set aside.
  6. On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about ⅛th-inch thick. Using a cookie or biscuit cutter, cut the dough into 2 or 3-inch circles.
  7. Brush half of the dough circles very lightly with the egg wash. Top with 1 tsp rhubarb filing and 1 tsp cream cheese filling. Top each with a second circle that has been vented by making small cuts in it. Press the edges together so that they form a seal. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Allow to cool before serving.
Recipe slightly adapted from Smitten Kitchen
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pie

For more cute hand pie ideas, check out these:

Caramel Pecan Hand Pies

Cherry Nutella Hand Pies

Mini Caramel Apple Hand Pies with Brown Sugar Glaze

Frosted Berry Hand Pies by Foodiecrush

Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies by An Edible Mosaic

Mini Lemon Hand Pies by Lemons for Lulu


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92 Responses to Rhubarb Cream Cheese Hand Pies

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  3. T-shirt cannon a few of these babies my direction, k? These look amazing!!

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  5. People tryin’ to steal your wedding thunder. 😉 Haha. Someone going into labor at your wedding *would* make for a good story. 🙂

    I made strawberry hand pies a few weeks ago and threw them out. I think the problem was that I made them 100% whole grain (and despite being a whole grain baking blogger, I don’t like the taste of whole grains). These have inspired me to try again! I love their shape and size. Super cute! Thanks so much for participating in the shower. 🙂

  6. Oh my goodness, these are sooo adorable! I am such a fan of rhubarb. I know I couldn’t eat just one of these!!

  7. debbie says:

    I wish I could grab one of these out from my screen right now. Another recipe that I want to make. Joanne, these look sooo good!

  8. These are perfect!! I need them in my life.

  9. okay so definitely not having another baby anytime soon but boy can i pretend so you can send some of these my way! WOW! Delish

  10. Oh my my!! Give me all the pies!

  11. I can’t get over how good these look! And I can’t wait to get my hands on some rhubarb!
    Have a terrific Tuesday Joanne!

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  13. Leah Davis says:

    Gorgeous!! I love things in mini form 🙂 My best friend from college was a bridesmaid in my wedding and gave birth while I was on my honeymoon! She thinks maybe it was all of that dancing that spurred on her labor 😉

  14. Wow, these pies look delectably delicious. Perfect shower food, too.

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  16. These are so precious! I need to bake with rhubarb – I’ve never tried it.

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  18. Deena kakaya says:

    So pretty, sweet, tangy and you’ve shown it to be pretty positively simple x

  19. Julia says:

    Ugh! These pies! Get in my hand!!

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  21. Lynn says:

    Sounds as if you’ll need to have child care provisions for your guests. 🙂 I love anything with cream cheese in it. These look so good.

  22. These look awesome! Such a sweet gesture for Georgia 🙂

  23. Heather says:

    Those look so tasty! I love rhubarb but usually pair it with strawberries. I like the idea of letting it stand on it’s own.

  24. Victoria says:

    Congrats to Georgia! These hand pies are adorable and they look super tasty! Perfect for spring 🙂

  25. Tahnycooks says:

    I love all things rhubarb! These look so flakey good! I love pink even though I only see blue in my household!

  26. What a fun dessert for a baby shower or other gathering! These look amazing!

  27. I want to squirrel-stash a dozen of these pies in my mouth all at once.

  28. These look flawless and I LOVE the fabric you used!!!

  29. Shashi says:

    Georgia is a gem – and so are these pies! That sweetened, lemony cream cheese filling sounds perfect nestled next to the rhubarb in these pies – Joanne – these are fantastic gems!

  30. Heather says:

    Mmm – these look amazing! I just got a bigger food processor, so this might be the perfect recipe to try it out for the first time!

  31. Georgia is a sweet heart…and so are these hand pies. i need to get rhubarb in my life.

  32. These are so cute! My mouth is puckering at the thought of shoving one of these in my mouth! I typically don’t care for baking but I have to try these!

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  34. I want to eat all of these little hand pies!

  35. Everyone is having babies!!! These hand pies are adorable. I love the filling!

  36. Love that you all did this for Georgia, so sweet! I need to get my hands on a few of these pies!

  37. Oh yeah, totally going to bake up a batch of these beauties! Look oh so pretty and delicious!

  38. I want a few too! They look so beautiful and tempting!

  39. Katie says:

    Oh these sound divine. I’ve yet to make hand pies at home. I need to change that stat!

  40. Pam says:

    Can you imagine if a bunch of women went into labor at your wedding? What a memorable day that would be!!! I sure hope you will share wedding photos with us. Pretty please?

    Loving these little pies. So pretty & delicious.

  41. Joanne, you and all these other beautiful blogging ladies have BOWLED ME OVER with love today! What an amazing surprise to wake up to. Thank you so much for bringing these perfect lil’ hand pies to the virtual party! ? All that pastry, cheese and fruit is just what the doctor ordered. But probably not. Eh, I’ll just write myself a prescription. Anyway… you are the BEST!

  42. Eileen says:

    Well, now I wish I had saved some of my hard-earned rhubarb to make these! I guess I will just have to go hard-earn some more. 🙂 NOM.

  43. Honestly, what a sweet thing to do for your blogger friend Georgia … and what beautiful pies to celebrate with! The filling sounds just incredible – it sounds a bit like ‘rhubarb and custard’, which is a classic pairing in the UK. Gorgeous!
    P.S. How exciting that you are getting married this year! It’ll be such a special year and I hope you enjoy every day of it, hectic preparations and all! 🙂

  44. Meg says:

    Just the name “hand pie” makes me squee with delight, and I love the idea of making these for the special women — mothers, daughters, mothers who just had babies! — in your life. Yum!

  45. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, you have outdone yourself again, this hand pies are absolutely gorgeous. What a nice thing to do for your friend!

  46. Dang it I just used up all my rhubarb just the other day, and it was crazy difficult to find int he first place! IDK what the deal is around here lately but there seems to be a rhubarb shortage. But I agree everything is better in mini hand pie form, especially when it also involves cream cheese!

  47. Kate says:

    These are really the perfect baby shower treat!

  48. Monica says:

    These are so lovely. Wee hand pies, studded with this gorgeous filling are perfect for celebrating Georgia’s upcoming arrival.

  49. These pies look fantastic! And since they’re small I can eat more than one and not feel too guilty.

  50. I am dying – these are fabulous!! LOVE rhubarb!!

  51. These are ADORABLE! Pinned right to my rhubarb board!

  52. These teeny hand pies are adorable! Perfect for the mom-to-be.

  53. I need to get on this rhubarb train! All the cool kids are using it!

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  55. I’m drooling. Send some my way stat! 🙂

  56. woman put on those running sneakers and deliver these cuties to cape cod!
    Sharing on Friday Links!

  57. Christine says:

    These look so cute! I can practically taste them…yum!

  58. Megan says:

    These are adorable!! And the filling sounds so good!

  59. These hand pies are mine… I just need to make them asap 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  60. Hotly Spiced says:

    Gorgeous, Joanne, and I love the look of your pastry. Cream cheese and rhubarb – wonderful! I went to a wedding heavily, heavily pregnant then another one a few days after giving birth. It was much easier to be at the first wedding – tell all your friends to cross their legs until after Nov 29 xx

  61. These are gorgeous Joanne! What a great way to surprise Georgia – I know she would love these!

  62. Betty says:

    Congratulations to Georgia! These little pies are good for any celebration. 🙂

  63. These look so good! Mini means eat more, right?

  64. P says:

    These pies are so adorable! Perfect baby shower treat 🙂

  65. Yaaaaaay baby!! And pies to boot. Yes, please!

  66. Veronica says:

    You are so active in the blogging community that you take part in more virtual baby showers than anyone else I know. How wonderful. 🙂 As are your pies!!

  67. I love these rhubarb cream cheese hand pies, they totally yummy! I can see my rhubarb coming up in the garden, this would be a great recipe to make with the fresh rhubarb.

  68. These are so darn cute! I don’t know what rhubarb tastes like but I am eating all these hand pies (with my eyes)! Yum!

  69. I finally got to bake with rhubarb and I love it! Hope you don’t have any babies to deliver on your wedding day 😉

  70. Yup… babies, babies, everywhere! Love all of them… just glad I don’t have one of my own. 🙂 And I really hope someone doesn’t go into labor at your wedding… though, it would make for some fantastic pictures. 😉

    So I adore rhubarb and always look forward to its return. These hand pies look fabulous. I think I can actually smell them.

  71. Well, what better present at your wedding than a baby! Although I suppose that miiiight take the attention away from you 😉 These little bites look totally delicious…love fruit plus cheesecake! I really want to make them now…

  72. Mary says:

    these are simply beautiful – and I bet they taste fabulous!

  73. These pies look delicious! I’ve never had rhubarb and think it is time I try it. I hope no one delivers on your wedding day. My sister in law was pregnant and delivered 2 days before my wedding. So, I know how you feel. All I could think was my brother wouldn’t be at my wedding. Oh, and if baby wearing is the new black dress…I don’t want one 😀

  74. These hand pies sound and look super delicious!

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  76. I love rhubarb, and I’ve never had it in hand pie form. Yum!

  77. grace says:

    circular hand pies, how cute! i usually see them as semi-circles but i think i prefer this. and your filling is fantastic.

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  79. Shannon says:

    ha. that would be an interesting event at a wedding 😉 but i hear ya. we’re going with the let’s break your nose (twice) 5 weeks before the wedding…

  80. So wait. Does that mean if I have another baby, you’d make hand pies for me. Because if though that is not even remotely possible, I will try dammit.

  81. dina says:

    not only are these cute, they look delicious too!

  82. Deborah says:

    These are so pretty! I’m going to give them a try! And I love the name of your blog!

  83. Olivia says:

    Made these today. They turned out really well and tasted amazing!

  84. Suzanne says:

    This looks so good! Rhubarb is paired with strawberry so often but it is nice to have more ideas!

  85. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?

  86. Suzanne says:

    This looks so good! What a fun seasonal treat to make for guests!

  87. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

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