Blueberry Hand Pies!! My husband Mr J. has been asking for these for years. I am not exaggerating. For the past 5 years, every summer/ blueberry season, he asks for blueberry hand pies. I refuse because they are boring and I prefer cherry hand pies and have a good blueberry pie on the blog already. However, this year I gave in and surprised him because I figured he’s the biggest blog supporter and needs his ideas heard too.
He was beyond excited and was in love with these hand pies. I guess what’s not to love about flaky buttery crust filled with warm juicy fruit filling? It’s simply amazing and the best picnic basket partner in crime.
These blueberry hand pies actually have a simple, creamy surprise on the inside. I added a touch of creamy cream cheese filling underneath the blueberries. The warm cheese with sweet juicy blueberries is a delightful combination and a must. However, it is optional if you want to keep this classic. (but why would you?)
Finally, a blueberry hand pie recipe for the hubs and you to add to your summer baking list!
Since I’m in the getting everyone’s request in mode, what are your summer recipe must have?? Any you would like me to create or make for you? Let me know in the comments below.
Yield: 6-7 hand pies
Blueberry Hand Pies
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 14 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk for egg wash
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ½ teaspoon pure almond extract
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature