Blueberry & Apple Hand Pies


Questions for Autumn:
1) Is it tacky to run barefoot to the mailbox after Labor Day?
2) Is it too early to pepper pumpkins upon my mantle in September?
3) Is it too unrealistic to insist of the hubby that we plant forty-two apple tress in our backyard for next summer’s crop?
4) Do the kids really have to go to school five days a week?
5) How about four?
6) How about three, if I take them to the zoo four times a month and promise to read all the educational signs?


7) Can I count pie as “healthy dinner” if we fresh-picked the berries on Saturday?


For this recipe, you’ll need one batch of my Perfect Whole Wheat Pie Crust.  If you’d prefer to make the apple version of these pretty little poes, you can find my Roasted Apple Pie Filling here.



Blueberry Hand Pies


1 pt. blueberries
½ c. sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. cornstarch

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sparkling sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients. Stir together over medium-high heat until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool. Roll pie crust to ¼” thick, cut into large hearts with a cookie cutter. Spoon a small amount of pie filling into the center of one of the cut heart shapes. Gently lay a second pie crust over the top of the filling, and use the tines of a fork to seal the edges. In a small bowl, beat together the egg whites with 3 tablespoons of water. Brush the tops of the sealed pies with the egg whites and sprinkle generously with sparkling sugar. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges of the pie begin to brown slightly. Remove and cool until warm to the touch. Serve warm with giant scoops of vanilla ice cream.

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11 Responses to “Blueberry & Apple Hand Pies”

  1. 1

    Serene @ MomFood on September 26, 2010 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Pretty! Did you cut the holes before or after baking?

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    Shannon abdollmohammadi on September 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm Reply

    Yeah…42 trees might be too many…lol

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    Teresa on September 26, 2010 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Brooke these look SCRUMPTIOUS!
    I love the idea of PIE for dinner!

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    screwdestiny on September 27, 2010 at 2:04 am Reply

    You know, being someone who is into healthy eating and nutrition and all of that good stuff, I generally dislike when people constantly serve their children decadent food like this. However, it's obvious you put such love and care into all of your recipes, and you do put in an effort to make them healthy (gotta try that whole wheat crust!), that I simply find myself thinking, These kids have an awesome mother…

    And yes, these are way too cute and I think reading the educational signs at the zoo will give about as much useful information as the school gives.

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    amycornwell on September 27, 2010 at 6:52 am Reply

    Yum, this looks fantastic!

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    The Urban Baker on September 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm Reply

    I am so into the hand pie thing right now and these are no exception. they look scrump-dele-icious!

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    SweetThingsTO on September 28, 2010 at 7:32 am Reply

    oooh! As for your question on #7… I don't think it is a healthy dinner… but I definitely believe that it is a healthy breakfast! :-)

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    marla {family fresh cooking} on September 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm Reply

    The Fall is my absolute favorite time of year- -ties with Winter. The cool months make me so happy. Gosh, these hand pies are looking great Brooke. Not sure there are any days of the year where they would be off limits :)

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    Michelle on September 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm Reply

    We WILL be making these this week. They look delicious!

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    Michelle on September 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm Reply

    Correction. We just made these tonight (the apple variety), and they are delicious! Thank you for another fabulous recipe, Brooke!

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    Camille on September 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm Reply

    oh yum! Interesting twist… on an episode of Bobby Flay's Grill It, I saw someone make handpies on the BBQ grill. Maybe would work with these as well??

    Love the heart shapes!

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