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Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies are a perfect package of flaky sweet golden goodness.  Buttery, and flaky pastry dough filled with sweetened popping blueberries and baked to perfection

Uncooked blueberry hand pies

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants.

What’s not to love about blueberries? They are considered one of the world’s healthiest superfoods.  Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions.

These little powerhouses provide tasty ways of staying healthy.

This year’s weather gave growers a surplus of berries, so I say put them to good use by making hand pies.

Hand Pies make the perfect individual dessert.

I love hand pies, when I was in High School I played Basketball and when we had away games occasionally the bus would stop at McDonalds. This was a real treat to have dinner with my team. Back in the day, going to McDonald’s was a big treat. Not something you did often. One of the things I LOVED was McDonald’s apple hand pies.  I don’t even know if they still sell them, but let me tell you homemade hand pies are a glorious thing.  A real treat.

Hand Pies are easy to make and great to make ahead too.

We had some friends over for dinner a few weeks ago, and I served these little darlings. What was perfect was I made them the day before. Storing them in the refrigerator. Removing them a few hours before I knew I would serve them to let them come to room temperature.

Blueberry Hand Pies made with fresh blueberries

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Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies are a perfect package of flaky sweet golden goodness. Buttery, and flaky pastry dough filled with sweetened popping blueberries and baked to perfection.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Pate Brisee

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice cold water

Blueberry Hand Pies

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon zest from organic lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of juice from lemon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Raw sugar to sprinkle

Instructions

Pate Brisee

  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar and salt; pulse to combine.
  • Add butter, and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some larger pieces remaining, about 10 seconds.
  • With machine running, add ice water through feed tube in a slow, steady stream, just until dough holds together without being wet or sticky.
  • Do not process more than 30 seconds.
  • Test by squeezing a small amount of dough together; if it is still too crumbly, add a bit more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Turn out dough onto a clean work surface.
  • Divide in half, and place each half on a piece of plastic wrap.
  • Shape into flattened disks.
  • Shape into the shape you will need; round for pie or round tart, rectangle for hand pies or rectangular tarts
  • Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Blueberry Hand Pies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line baking sheet with Parchment paper or baking pad
  • In a bowl add blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar and salt and stir to blend.
  • Place egg and 1 tablespoon of water in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Roll out Pate Brisee until 1/4″ thick and cut into 3″ x 6″ rectangles.
  • Place cut dough on baking sheet.
  • Brush edges of dough with egg mix.
  • Place a spoonful of blueberry mix on end of each piece of dough
  • Fold dough over blueberries and pinch edges together
  • Using fork crimp edges.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut small holes in top of dough to create vents
  • Brush top with egg wash
  • Sprinkle with raw sugar
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until edges and top are lightly browned.
  • Remove and let cool before serving.

Notes

The dough can be frozen for up to 1 month; thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.
The Hand Pies can be made day ahead and stored in refrigerator.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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5 comments on “Blueberry Hand Pies”

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    These are gorgeous!! We love fresh blueberries, so I’m sure we will LOVE this too!!

  2. Hiya Amy,

    These look amazing! I think I’m going to swap the blueberries out with apples (more like the Mickey D ones) because I have a bucket load I want to get rid of. Only thing is, the link for the Pate Brisee is not working? It might just be my browser though.

    Also want to mention to anyone who is thinking of doing it with frozen berries. Better to stay with the fresh ones! Frozen fruits tend to produce more liquid when thawed out and it could be a bit runnier.

    Anyway, great work! Really enjoyed it. 😀

    -Aya

  3. I love these little pies and have been wanting to make some. I was going to say … you should make a video and then guess what I saw. Adorable!

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