These do not look perfect. They’re cracked, and bubbling blueberry juices can be seen oozing from the top. But, I dare you to tell me these aren’t delicious! Because they are so, so, wonderfully tasty. And to me, that’s beauty.

It’s not unusual for a recipe to turn out different than I planned. Whenever I make a recipe that looks pretty, but taste’s “meh”, I don’t post it. But I don’t have the same mentality when it comes to delicious recipes that don’t look the way I had hoped.

Usually I would eat a pie like this with a fork, but after letting these tasty babies cool, I figured, HEY! They’re messy anyway, I’m eating these with my hands. And I had the best stained fingers to make my gluttony known to everyone afterwards. Baking is the best!

To make these, get your pie dough ready and chill it for at least 1 hour before making the hand pies. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Set aside.

In another bowl, coat the blueberries with lemon juice. Sprinkle on the sugar mixture and stir until blueberries are evenly coated.

Roll out chilled pie dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out circles approximately 5-6 inches in diameter (I used the rim of a 5 1/2 inch diameter round bowl to cut out circles).

Fill center of dough circle with blueberry filling. I was able to fit 2 tablespoons of filling in each hand pie.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk with two tablespoons water. Brush egg wash on edge of dough circles, fold in half, and seal the edges with a fork. Chill hand pies for at least 1/2 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove pies from refrigerator and brush with remaining egg wash. Sprinkle on turbanado sugar and cut a small slit in the top of each pie to let out steam (or oozing blueberries)! Bake for about 20 minutes, or until pies are golden brown and flaky. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Enjoy!

Blueberry Hand Pies
Recipe taken from Pastry Affair
Yields approximately 8 hand pies

Ingredients:
1 recipe for 9-inch pie crust (I use The Pioneer Woman’s recipe)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
Sanding or crystal sugar, for garnish

Directions:
Chill the pie dough for at least 1 hour before making hand pies.

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon zest. Set aside.

In another bowl, coat the blueberries with lemon juice. Sprinkle on the sugar mixture and stir until blueberries are evenly coated.

Roll out chilled pie dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out circles approximately 5-6 inches in diameter (I used the rim of a 5 1/2 inch diameter round bowl to cut out circles). Fill center of dough circle with blueberry filling. The amount you can fit inside will depend on the size of your blueberries (I was able to fit 2 tablespoons of filling in each hand pie).

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk with two tablespoons water. Brush egg wash on edge of dough circles, fold in half, and seal the edges with a fork.

Chill hand pies for at least 1/2 hour before baking.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Remove pies from refrigerator and brush with remaining egg wash. Sprinkle on sanding sugar and cut a small slit in the top of each pie to let out steam. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until pies are golden brown and flaky. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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33 Responses to Blueberry Hand Pies

  1. It looks fine for me. It’s not easy to do sth with berries inside :) I know a taste of this and I know it was gooooooood!

  2. Kathryn says:

    I think these look amazing, I love how the filling has bubbled out. So good!

  3. Tracey says:

    Yum, I adore hand pies, especially those made with blueberries :) And I think these look awesome, for the record!

  4. What’s not beautiful about flaky pie crusts bursting with blueberries? Seriously, if that’s not beauty I don’t know what is!

  5. Fun! I love a messy, rustic, single-serving dessert! Especially one made with berries! Gorgeous!

  6. These look delicious! I love how you have crust in every bite… it’s my favorite part. I’ll have to try these soon!

  7. They may not look perfect, but I love all that blueberry sauce and I am sure that they taste delicious!

  8. Helen says:

    Yes!!! I just bought blueberries and this is how they are going to be eaten,. Poppa will surely thank me . RIGHT?

  9. Ahu says:

    These look amazing. I need to make these ASAP !!

  10. I’m so glad you decided to post these, they are lumpy, bumpy, gooey and delicious looking!!!

  11. Warm, bubbly, oozy pies are the best. Fact.

  12. Lidealiste says:

    I am going to go to collect blueberries and I am going to make these recipe(takings) which pleases me a lot :)

  13. Christine says:

    Oh goodness gracious. Amazingness.

  14. Janine - sugarkissed.net says:

    These look like they at just oozing with yumminess! Hand pies are my new obsession. I just made some apple ones that my husband raved about I’m on the hunt to try new fillings. I need to figure out how to incorporate bacon somehow. Maybe maple bacon? Any ideas?

    • Awww Janine I’m so sorry, but I don’t eat meat, so I have nooooo idea!! I’ve seen a few peanut butter bacon and maple bacon ideas thrown around on the web, which might be nice. Hope you find some! xx

  15. I love your oozy, bubbled over hand pies. I’m with you–looks don’t matter, but taste always does! :)

  16. katerina says:

    delisious!
    xxxFIC.

  17. Villy says:

    They look lovely to me! :)

  18. Joanne says:

    I find that whenever I make hand pies, one looks great while the whole rest of the batch is a disaster. But that doesn’t make them any less delicious! Love these!

  19. Erin says:

    I think things that don’t look perfect are some of the tastiest things there are! :)

  20. Byn says:

    hand pies are on my summer bucket list! i want to make peach bourbon ones! and sometimes the fugliest treats are the most delicious; like i can’t make a cute blondie to save my life.

  21. henatayeb says:

    these looks delicious, cracks and all..

  22. I was inspired to give hand pies a try after reading this…I linked back to you, thanks!

  23. Christina says:

    These hand pies look incredible!! Wish I had one right now! :)

  24. Love the look of these pies….bursting out of their pockets! Would be awesome with some icecream too! Yum!

  25. Stained finger eating is the best! Will have to try this soon!

  26. Oh wow! I can just picture myself gorging on these babies! Man oh man, I am going to have to give these a try this weekend

  27. Kate says:

    I’m not a big fan of pastries but I experienced my first hand pie in New York… obsessed! Yours look so crispy crackly and jammy, yum.

  28. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    They look pretty perfect to me!

  29. i think they look gorgeous! i’ve been wanting to make hand pies for a while now but still haven’t tried them. must change that soon – these look delicious!

  30. I think they are beautiful! Rustic and simple, and that’s the best part about homemade goodies!

  31. These look amazing! Seriously delicious. Nothing better than pie I can hold in my hand :)

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