Baked & Wired's Miniature Hand Pies | Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Baked & Wired has a filling new proposition

Baked & Wired is on a mission to make miniature pies the new cupcake.

Owner and pie aficionado Teresa Velazquez has always served slices of pie at her indie Georgetown bakery. But her new handheld pies ($5.25) combine the portability of cupcakes with the flaky satisfaction of pie.

Velazquez spent months testing countless batches to perfect Baked & Wired's recipe. Her final product is a crisp, doughy disk filled with enough fruit to balance the crumbly, flaky golden shell. The shape, too, was tweaked until she landed on her ideal form, somewhere between a triangular turnover and a certain fast-food pie.

To help differentiate the flavors at Baked & Wired, each pie is topped with a dough decoration. Peach pies come with a tiny dough butterfly, and mixed-berry pies are adorned with a flower.

Predictably, the pies with the dough-apple flourish are indeed stuffed with apples, the tartness of Granny Smiths a snappy counterpoint to the rich exterior.

When it's available, we always opt for the cherry pie. With plump sour cherries inside and a pastry heart outside, it's particularly fitting for George Washington's actual birthday today.

Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW (between K & M sts.); 202-333-2500 or