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Let’s Make Some Blueberry Hand Pies

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I have always struggled with baking. I believe it’s because although I had the desire, I didn’t have the  knowledge to create delicious baked goods. Thank heavens for technology! You can watch a You Tube video on how to do or make anything.

Several years ago, I discovered Cook’s Country and America’s Test Kitchen, which really helped take my kitchen skills to a new level. Have you seen their television shows on PBS? If not, you should check it out. They’re amazing. I still struggled in the baking arena, though. Then I began using King Arthur Flour and visited their website (http://www.kingarthurflour.com) to take a look at their recipes. It is now my go-to website for baking. Not only do they have hundreds of great recipes but they have video’s, too! Through their website, I’ve learned how to make a sourdough starter, french bread, and now Blueberry Hand Pies!

Let’s Get Baking!

Blueberry filling on a tub
Blueberry filling

What’s a hand pie? Well, I wondered the same thing. It’s just like a turnover, except its square. And, it’s like a pie except it fits into your hand so it’s easy to eat. These hand pies are about 3 1/2″ inches square.

I decided to make the filling first, so it would have plenty of time to cool off. The crust took a little longer than I expected. It’s summer here and my kitchen is usually around 78 degrees or more if I’ve been cooking. So, I needed to pop the pastry into the fridge frequently to keep it firm after cutting and before filling.

Cooling off the blueberry hand pies
Cooling off

These pies turned out even better than I expected! I was definitely looking forward to taking them to our family’s 4th of July get-together. One of the best things is that the recipe only made 8, so there wouldn’t be lots of leftover temptations!

A ready-made hand pies on a plate
Ready!

I would definitely recommend this recipe. If a baking-challenged person like me can make them, you can, too! They were a real hit with my family, especially my granddaughter. She loved the blueberry filling.

delicious blue berry hand pies filling
Delicious!

Head here to get the recipe: Recipe or view it step-by-step on their blog: Here. This post is in no way affiliated or supported by King Arthur Flour, I just happen to love their website and products!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you store cooked hand pies?


Instead of popping them in the oven, place the hand pies on baking sheets and place them in the freezer just until they freeze. Wrap each hand pie in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag until you are ready to bake them.

How long do hand pies last in the fridge?

Assembled and unbaked hand pies can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. If frozen, no need to thaw before baking; simply add an extra couple minutes of bake time. Baked hand pies can be frozen for up to 3 months.

How do you make blueberry pie filling less runny?

To avoid a runny blueberry pie, use smaller berries, use tapioca flour, and allow the baked pie to cool as instructed in the recipe! If your pie still has some excess liquid after cutting it, just spoon it out or soak it up with paper towel.


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