In the summer, peaches are often readily available from friends and family, at farmer’s markets, fruit stands, and in the grocery store. Nothing says summer more than warm, delicious peach crisp or cobbler with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream. Am I right? Well, I have the perfect, fresh peach crisp recipe for you! It’s quick and easy, with just a 10 minute prep. And, this peach crisp is the best easy dessert recipe for a warm summer night.
In honor of Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, I am sharing this amazing Blueberry Hand Pies recipe. These hand pies will wow your family and guests. Blueberries …
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!
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.
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!
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.