Angela of Spinach Tiger Food Blog has a special treat for us- her blueberry hand pie recipe. I am so excited that she is sharing these delicious handheld blueberry pies with us. She makes fabulous food so be sure to go explore her blog. You will absolutely love this recipe for blueberry hand pies and they are so cute too!
Blueberry Hand Pie Recipe:
Pie is my favorite dessert, and hand pies have become a huge family favorite for kids and for adults. They take just a little more work than a pie, but there are four advantages to individual handheld pies. They freeze well, afford portion control, and make great gifts. Plus, you can pass these around for Valentine’s Day instead of cards!
I will share with you my best pie crust, but you might want to jump over here to watch my pie crust video on how to make the piecrust. In a pinch, you can use store bought pie crust, but making your own is cost savings and it will taste better. This pie crust recipe uses a food processor. If you don’t have that, you can do it by hand using a pastry blender. It will work, but is just a little tricker.
I can tell you by experience, that you might want to make a triple batch of these blue berry hand pies. The first time I made these for twin boys, they were gone in 30 minutes.
How To Make Homemade Heart Shaped Hand Pies:
Blueberry Hand Pie Filling Ingredients:
- 3 cups blueberries (can be frozen)
- 3 tablespoons lemonade (can use water and lemon juice)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup of your favorite berry jam or peach preserves
- milk for brushing on top of pies
- Sprinkles or raw sugar
- Cookie Heart cutout
Mix berries with lemon juice (or lemonade) sugar and jam. The jam will give body to the berries.
Hand Pie Crust Ingredients:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 12 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes and frozen for 15 minutes
- 1/4 cup ice cold water (may not use all)
- Plastic bag (ziplock type) or plastic wrap
Hand Pie Crust Instructions:
Combine flour, salt and sugar in food processor.
Add butter and count for 10 seconds. If there are still big chunks of butter, pulse until they are size of peas.
Slowly add cold water. Do not overmix. Use the finger test. Take the dough between your index and thumb. If it sticks together, it’s read to be placed in plastic bag. Pour into bag or wrap in plastic.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes, before rolling.
Blueberry Hand Pie Assembly
Cut two hearts per cookie from your rolled out pie crust. Fill with one to two teaspoons depending on how big heart is. Brush milk on inside rim and use fork to close .
Pierce top to allow steam to vent. Brush with milk. Add sprinkles or raw sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown 15 to 20 minutes.
Printable Recipe for Hand Pies
I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe for blueberry hand pies! Do you think you will try this heart shaped blueberry hand pie recipe? Let me know your thoughts if you do!
You may also enjoy these blueberry recipes:
Blueberry scones with thyme
Kale blueberry smoothie
Blueberry lemon icebox cake
Blueberry Yogurt Lemon Bars
Sorghum blueberry breakfast tartlets
Blueberry lemon jam recipe