Blueberry Hand Pies

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These old-fashioned Blueberry Hand Pies are a delicious treat that’s made using just four simple ingredients. With a flaky crust and bursting blueberry flavor, everyone will go crazy for these sweet handheld pies.

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Blueberry hand pies on piece of parchment paper

If you’ve never tried one, a hand pie is a small, individual pie serving that you just eat with your hands. The traditional ones are shaped in a half circle, but using a cookie cutter, you can make them in other shapes. My personal favorite is a heart shape, which is what I used for this recipe.

You can make these hand pies in several different flavors, like these Cherry Hand Pies. But there is just something extra special about sweet little pockets of gooey blueberry filling tucked inside a buttery, flaky pie crust.

If you’re looking for a quick bite for lunch or dinner, you can try this recipe with a savory filling like this Homemade Sloppy Joe mixture.

Blueberry hand pies with yellow towel

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Easy recipe These little blueberry treats are just as easy to make as a full-sized blueberry pie.
  • Fun to eat – With this recipe, there’s no need to cut the pie. You just pick it up with your hands and take a bite.
  • Delicious dessert – Flakey, golden brown crust with sweet, juicy blueberry filling makes them an irresistible treat.

Ingredients

  • Pie crust: You can make homemade pie dough, but store-bought pie crust tastes every bit as good.
  • Blueberry pie filling: You can make homemade pie filling but this recipe uses store-bought.
  • Egg: Mixed with a little water makes the egg wash.
  • Sugar: Used on the top of the crust to give them a bakery touch.

How To Make Easy Blueberry Hand Pies

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Tip: I did not do this, but I recommend lining your large baking sheet with parchment paper to make clean up easier.

Step 2. Roll out the pie crust on a floured cutting board.

Step 3. For this recipe I used 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.

Tip: If you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can use a pastry cutter or just a really sharp knife to cut the dough.

Cutting heart shapes out of pie crust

Step 4. 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.

Blueberry filling in pie crust

Step 5. Brush egg wash around the edges. This helps keep the filling from seeping out while they bake.

Brushing egg around edges of pie crust

Step 6. Place another crust on top and use the tines of a fork to press the edges to seal.

Crimping edges of pie crust together

Step 7. Use a sharp knife to cut an “x” in the middle and brush the top of each pie with egg wash. 

Note: Just add a thin layer, I was brushing and taking pictures at the same time, so it went on a little too thick at first. I also recommend adding a few drops of water or milk to thin the egg out a little.

Brushing pie crust with egg

Step 8. You’ll bake the pies on the prepared baking pan for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown.

Step 9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving. Look how pretty they are! 

Blueberry hand pies up close on parchment paper

What Flavor of Pie Filling Can I Use?

The beauty about this recipe is you can use any filling you like, from cherries to chocolate. These are a few of my favorite hand pie flavors:

  • Cherry
  • Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Pumpkin

If you love blueberries, you may also want to try this homemade blueberry pie, blueberry fluff salad or this blueberry macaron recipe a try!

Blueberry hand pies up close

Tips for Using Leftover Pie Filling

Unless you’re making several batches, you’ll have pie filling leftover. Don’t throw it away! Store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can refrigerate it for up to a couple of days. Here are some ways to put it to great use:

  • Parfaits: Layer the pie filling with yogurt or whipped cream and granola in parfait cups.
  • Fruit crisp: Place some of the leftover filling in a small baking dish. Make a crumble topping with oats, flour, butter, and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown for a quick and easy fruit crisp.
  • Pancake or waffle topping: Spoon the pie filling over pancakes or waffles as a fruity topping instead of traditional syrup.
  • Smoothies: A super easy way to use it is to blend it into smoothies with other fruits, yogurt, milk of your choice, and some ice.
  • Fruit-filled crepes: Fill crepes with the pie filling and a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Ice cream topping: I love to warm up the filling until it’s loose enough to drizzle over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Inside of blueberry hand pie

Recipe FAQs

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. Wrap each one in plastic wrap, then lay a gallon-size bag on its 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 each hand pie with egg wash 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, let them cool to room temperature, then wrap each one in plastic wrap. 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?

Pie crust really works best. 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!

Can I just use fresh or frozen blueberries?

For these mini blueberry hand pies, you’ll want to use a filling that is thickened. If you just use berries, the filling will be soggy and too watery.

Metal bucket filled with blueberries

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4.84 from 6 votes

Blueberry Hand Pies


Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
These Blueberry Hand Pies, are loaded with blueberry flavor wrapped in a flaky crust, for a delicious dessert that everyone will love!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 and spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle flour on cutting board and unroll one of the pie crusts.
    1 package refrigerated pie crust
  • 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.
    1/2 cup blueberry pie filling
  • Whisk the egg and brush around the edges of the crust (this helps seal it).
    1 egg
  • 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.
    1 tbsp powdered sugar

Notes

Have fun mixing it up with different pie filling! This recipe also works great with cherry, apple, pumpkin filling and any other flavor you want to try!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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