I toyed with cutting the dough to a perfect square and making hash marks, but in the end, I liked the method I came up with.
You roll out your pie dough, and then use a big round cookie cutter to mark the spot for each one. In this photo I cut each one out individually, but you don't have to. Just use the cookie cutter to make a mark in the dough so you can see where the center of your hand pie is. You can wait until you put the top crust on before cutting it out completely.
Then, if you want to get fancy, you can use a fork to press down the edges to make them look pretty, but you don't have to. You can press them together with your finger.
I would recommend using a knife to cut slices in the top however. Place the hand pies on a cookie sheet.
Then you put your hand pies in a pre-heated oven (to 400 degrees Fahrenheit) and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on how dark you like them.
This filling is amazing guys! Here is the recipe!
Blueberry Pie Filling
- 1 lb blueberries, washed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 TBSP cornstarch
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla
- Pour washed blueberries into a pot and cook over medium heat about 3 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice until there are no lumps
- Bring to a boil, stirring regularly
- boil for 5 minutes
- remove from heat and stir in vanilla
You can add more sugar if you like it more sweet, but to me, this had the perfect level of sweetness.
I could not stop eating this blueberry filling! After making our blueberry hand pies I had a little extra leftover. I enjoyed it atop some ice cream!
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