Hey guys! I know it's been awhile! I was working on a few recipes and trying to find a way to sleep in the middle of everything else in life and so the blog took the hit. But I'm BACK today with a DELICIOUS recipe! If you follow us on social media (DO you follow us on Social Media? Because... ahem, you should) you'll remember that I posted this picture:
And told you I had something delicious brewing. So here it is, blueberry hand pies! We've talked about hand pies before. They are fun, tasty, and "handy" (hahahahaha.) I was talking to my mom about making them and wanted to do it in a fast and efficient way. So, I experimented a little bit and here is what I came up with to make a lot of hand pies all at once!
So, I came up with this idea of rolling out the pie crust dough and filling the hand pies so it wouldn't take so long to get each individual pie done. My mom thought about using a ravioli slicer. That would be a great idea, except I don't have one.
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.
I used a cookie scoop to get the blueberry filling on the center of each circle. Once each circle had a dollop of filling I rolled out the top crust and laid it over everything. Then I was able to center my cookie cutter over the blueberry filling lump to cut out each hand pie.
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.
My little one loves to help me bake, and she LOVES blueberries, so she really enjoyed the filling while she helped me make these hand pies.
This filling is amazing guys! Here is the recipe!
Blueberry Pie Filling
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!
These hand pies are fun and easy to make! If you recall, we have our pie e-book, For the Love of Pie, which you can buy in our Etsyshop!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!