Juicy Blueberry Hand Pies

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Juicy Blueberry Hand Pies,  blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Of course California Giant had this juicy recipe to make hand pies, I had to share it.

These kind of desserts are a break from our traditional pumpkin or sweet potato pies and tarts. and of course with Christmas coming up – be sure that you make your treats from other recipes on this site.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 packages frozen puff pastry rounds, each pack should contain 2 sheets
  • 8 cups California Giant Blueberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with equal parts water
  • 2 medium eggs plus 3 tbsp of water
  • Decorating sugar for garnish
  • Powdered sugar for garnish
  • You will need a 4” round pastry cutter, or a similar style of tool

DIRECTIONS

  1. Let puff pastry defrost at room temperature or in refrigerator.
  2. Turn oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place half of the berries into a heavy bottom sauce pot. Add the sugar, citrus and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring often.
  4. Once boiling, add the cornstarch slurry. Once mixture returns to a boil and has thickened slightly add the other half of the berries and turn off. Let the mixture cool a bit to for a better filling consistency.
  5. Mix your egg wash – the puff pastry should be ready to go by now.
  6. Lay one round pastry sheet down and coat with egg wash, spoon about 1/4 cup of mix onto the pastry sheet in 5 separate places.
  7. You will now place the other pastry sheet on top. Carefully use your cutter to cut each pie by pressing down to cut and seal the edges. Place on a baking sheet and egg wash the tops, then sprinkle with deco sugar. To make the other 5, repeat this process.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Time might vary based on your oven.
  9. When done sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar and enjoy.
  10. CAUTION…They will be molten lava hot for about 30 minutes after baking.
    Given the blueberry hand pies will be hot, after cooling them off, you can serve with ice cream or whipping cream too!

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    How about Blueberry Hot Toddy?

    The classic cold weather drink, The Hot Toddy, is elevated with the addition of blueberries. This warm Blueberry Hot Toddy is filled with flavor and color from the blueberries, honey, lemon, and bourbon whiskey. Swap out the bourbon for apple juice or cider to make this drink kid-friendly.

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 3/4 cup California Giant blueberries
    • 3/4 cup hot water
    • Squeeze of lemon
    • 4 ounces bourbon whiskey

    DIRECTIONS

    1. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, add in the honey, berries and a splash of water.
    2. Cook the berries until they’ve released their juices, about 4 minutes.
    3. Add the blueberry mixture into a colander and place over a bowl. Smash the blueberries into the colander to release all of the juice. Set aside.
    4. To that same mixing bowl, add in the hot water, squeeze of lemon and whiskey. Mix well. Pour into cups and enjoy!
      I think it’s time to pull out my pie recipe book and start selling it, yep it has all my Sedona pie recipes and including some of my friends favorite recipes as well.
      Until next week!  Enjoy  don’t forget to share this article with your friends! Let me know if blueberries are one of your favorite.

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