Thank you to Chef John for these 2 videos on hand pies and, specifically, the pie crust. Now it is my turn to play with these recipes. I recommend that you check out the videos yourself and come back here to see how I have tweaked the recipes.
I made 2 double batches of Chef John's crust. The first was with no modifications, but the second batch used half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour. You'll see the recipes calls for 2 C of flour. I like to weigh out my flour, which is 250 g.
Buttercrust Pastry Dough - Flaky Butter Pie Crust Recipe
Apple Hand Pies - Apple Turnovers Recipe - How to Make Hand Pies
In the end, I made 27 individual pies from my 2 double batches. I used pumpkin, apple, and cherry fillings.
Oh, I made 2 savory pies: whole wheat crusts filled with homemade chili. I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on them.