Filled with a perfectly sweet and tangy lemon curd and finished with a sprinkling of sugar, Baked Lemon Hand Pies are adorable, yummy, and super easy to make.
My church throws baby showers the way I imagine a well-trained military unit conducts missions.
From the food sign-up list to the decorating to the gift-opening, every aspect of the shower is planned for and anticipated. J and I were the lucky recipients of a shower when we were pregnant with Q; she was our third baby, but our first as members of our church in Mississippi, so our church family celebrated with us. I don’t remember exactly what food was served (sausage balls were likely involved), but I can guarantee I went back for second (and probably wanted to go back for thirds).
We’ve thrown a few showers since then, and every time I volunteer to bring something sweet. Triple Chocolate Cupcakes and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes were both shared at a church baby shower, and I made Oreo Cupcakes for a joint shower thrown for us at school (I made Strawberry Limeade Cupcakes for the shower first before discovering I had the day wrong…). Most recently, I made Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Cupcakes for a coworker’s shower.
There’s a clear cupcake trend there, but today, for a virtual baby shower honoring Madison from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen, I’m sharing these Baked Lemon Hand Pies instead. They’re super easy to make, and the bright citrus flavor pairs perfectly with the hint of crunch from the sugar sprinkled on top. Anything individually sized like these pies is adorable, but throw in delicious, too? They’re irresistible.