Blueberry hand pies are a delicious treat that everyone will go crazy for! They’re so delish but the best part is that they make such an easy dessert. With just four ingredients and 10 minutes prep time, this may just become your new favorite dessert recipe!
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I love cooking but it’s no secrets that I love easy recipes! My favorites are the easy ones that look kind of fancy…that way I can trick everyone into thinking some real work actually went into it! Some of my favorites are my no bake cheesecake bites and this rocky road fudge but these blueberry hand pies are quickly shooting their way to the top of the list!
it all started with my cherry hand pies. I had NO idea a dessert like this could be so easy! If you’ve never tried one, you’ll want to after this!
What Is A Hand Pie
A hand pie is just what it sounds like, small, individual pie servings that you just eat with your hands. You can make them in any shape you like. The traditional ones are shaped like a half circle but you can make them circular, square or my personal favorite, heart shaped.
You can also choose to make them sweet or savory. So far we’ve been all about the sweet fillings but I think I may have to branch out and try some savory hand pies too.
What Are The Best Fillings For A Hand Pie
The beauty of a hand pie is that you can use any filling you want, from cherries to chocolate. These are a few of my favorites hand pie flavors…
How To Make Blueberry Hand Pies
You can make pie crust from scratch but I’ve found that making my blueberry hand pie with Pillsbury pie crust tastes every bit as good!
These crusts come two to a box so start by unrolling the first pie crust on a floured cutting board. Use a 5″ heart shaped cookie cutter to cut 4 shapes into the crust. If you’re making four pies, repeat this step with the second crust.
Add blueberry filling to the center of each heart. Don’t spread the filling all the way to the edge or you won’t be able to seal the pies.
Brush egg wash around the edges. This helps keep the filling from seeping out while they bake.
Place another crust on top and use a fork to seal the edges.
Use a sharp knife to cut an “x” in the middle and brush with egg.
*Note: Just add a thin layer of the egg. I was brushing and taking pictures at the same time so it went on a little too thick at first.
Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and you’ve got an awesome dessert dessert that took just minutes to make! I love how pretty they are too!
These make such a fun dessert and are perfect for pretty much any occasion! If you’re having a party, you can make mini handpies just by using a smaller cookie cutter. You can even try different cutters to make other fun shapes.
One bite and you’ll want to make this easy dessert every night!
Frequently asked questions
Can you freeze hand pies?
Yes, you can freeze these ahead of time to save time later. Assemble the pies up until the point where you brush them with egg. sWrap each one in plastic wrap, then lay a gallon size bag on it’s side and slide the pies inside. Lay the bag flat inside the freezer so that the pies are in a single layer. Once they’re completely frozen, you don’t have to worry about keeping them flat.
When you’re ready to eat them, just brush with egg and pop them in the oven. You’ll just have to increase your cooking time to make up for them being frozen.
Can you make hand pies ahead of time?
Yes, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them according to the instructions above. If you’re just making them the night before, wrap each one in plastic wrap and store flat in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Brush with egg and bake when ready.
Can you use crescent rolls to make hand pies?
While they won’t look exactly the same, you can use crescent rolls to make something similar, like these cream cheese crescent rolls. Though they look different, they’re every bit as delicious!
- 1 pkg pie crust
- 1/2 cup blueberry pie filling
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 and spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle flour on cutting board and unroll one of the pie crusts.
- Use a 5" cookie cutter to cut four heart shapes, then repeat with the second pie crust.
- Place four of the crusts on the baking sheet. Drop two tablespoons of filling in each one. Be sure not to spread all the way to the edges or the crust won't stay together.
- Whisk the egg and brush around the edges of the crust (this helps seal it).
- Top with the second crust and seal by pressing the edges with a fork.
- Use a sharp knife and to cut slits in the top of each.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the pies with egg.
- Bake until pies turn a golden brown, approximately 10 minutes.
- Let cool and use a sifter to sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
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