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Circle and star shaped gluten-free raspberry hand pies with white chocolate drizzle rest on a cooling rack. a hand it reaching forth to grab one.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Hand Pies with White Chocolate Drizzle

  • Author: Shannon Emery
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 8 (3-inch) round hand pies


Homemade gluten-free hand pies are filled with a simple Instant Pot raspberry jam (or jam of your choosing) and baked between two sheets of flaky gluten-free pastry dough. A drizzle of white chocolate on top completes this perfect treat! 



Instant Pot Raspberry Chia Jam

Hand Pie Dough

White Chocolate Drizzle


Instant Pot Raspberry Chia Jam

  1. To an Instant Pot, add frozen raspberries, maple syrup, and lemon juice. Stir briefly to coat the berries.
  2. Close and lock the lid on the Instant Pot. Position the steam release handle to Sealing. Press the Pressure Cook function (or your IP might say Manual instead) and use the [+] or [-] button to set pressure cooking time to 1 minute. Press the Pressure Level function to set the cooking pressure to High.
  3. Once finished cooking, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then turn the steam release handle to the Venting position to release any additional steam until the float valve drops down. Press Cancel, turn the Instant Pot off and remove the lid.
  4. With a fork or a potato masher, mash the berries until you’ve reached desired consistency. (I like my jam a little more on the chunky side.)
  5. Add chia seeds and stir quickly to incorporate and to prevent the chia seeds from clumping. You’ll notice within minutes that the jam will begin to develop a thicker consistency as the chia seeds unleash their magic and turn the berry mixture into jam! Allow the jam to rest for 15 minutes or so.
  6. Transfer jam to a mason jar or desired storage container and place in the refrigerator to finish cooling. I allow my jam to rest in the fridge for about an hour before using because this allows the chia seeds to break down and become soft (versus crunchy) while also creating an even thicker, tasty jam-like consistency.

Hand Pie Dough

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. 
  2. Using a cheese grater or food processor with a grater attachment, grate frozen butter. With a fork, gently mix grated butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse, pea-sized crumbs.
  3. Add beaten egg to the mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Add a few tablespoons of ice water and mix well. If the dough seems dry, add more ice water as needed, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead the dough until it just comes together when pinched with your fingers (the dough should not be sticky). Divide the dough in two. 
  5. Dust your work surface lightly with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour and roll out each portion of dough into a ¾-inch thick disc. Wrap each disc in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.


  1. Unwrap one dough disc and place it on a floured piece of parchment paper. Lightly flour the top of the dough and lay a second piece of parchment paper on top. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  2. Cut dough into your favorite shape, rerolling dough as needed.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the second disc of dough.
  4. Place a heaping tablespoon of chilled raspberry jam in the center of the pie dough cutout. Carefully place a second pie dough cutout on top and gently press the edges together to seal, being careful not to press the jam out of the sides. Use the tines of a fork to crimp the edges. Repeat the assembly process until all the dough is used, laying each hand pie on a parchment-lined baking tray about 1-inch apart.
  5. Cut a small score in the top of each hand pie and then refrigerate hand pies for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  6. When the oven is done preheating, lightly brush each hand pie with heavy cream or milk. Bake until the crust is lightly browned, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before topping with white chocolate drizzle.

White Chocolate Drizzle

  1. Microwave Method: Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe container. Microwave at half power or defrost setting for 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly. If not completely melted, continue to microwave at 15-second intervals and stir until smooth. Be careful not to overheat as this will cause the chocolate to burn.
  2. Stove Top Method: Place white chocolate in the top pan of a double boiler over low heat. Stir constantly until smooth and melted. Do not allow water to boil.
  3. Place the melted chocolate into an icing bottle with a small tip (this is what I used), a piping bag, or a Ziplock bag (if using a Ziploc bag, cut a very small corner off of the bag). Drizzle white chocolate on raspberry hand pies in a zigzag pattern.
  4. Serve the finished hand pies!!!  If storing, allow the white chocolate to harden before doing so.


The prep time is a general estimate and does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to pressurize and depressurize when making the raspberry jam. 

The Instant Pot Raspberry Chia Jam will make more jam than needed for these hand pies so save the rest to use for a second batch of hand pies or for these other tasty ideas: 1) Your favorite nut butter and jam sandwiches 2) Dollop on flaky, buttery biscuits 3) Add to smoothies 4) Use as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or French toast 5) A topping for ice cream 6) Stuffed into crepes 7) Stirred into plain unsweetened yogurt 8) Swirl it into oatmeal 9) Top a wheel of brie cheese with a few spoonfuls of jam, wrap the whole thing in some gluten-free puff pastry, and bake at 400ºF (who’s getting hungry?)

I've decided not to include the nutritional information for this recipe since there are too many components that do not include exact measurements such as the amount of raspberry jam in each hand pie to the amount of white chocolate drizzle on top to even how much dough is used for an individual serving. I believe nutritional information is only helpful if it provides somewhat accurate information. I also believe that sometimes we need to just enjoy a great tasting dessert without worrying about its nutritional values. ; )

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: dessert, hand pies, gluten free, raspberries

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