(US) (Southern) A semilunar-shaped pastry with either a sweet or savory filling, formed by placing a dollop of filling onto a circular piece of biscuit-style dough and then folding it over and crimping it shut. They may be baked, fried or deep-fried. A pasty.
Hostess® fruit pies are sweet hand pies.
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