These individual blackberry hand pies are flaky, stuffed full of a delicious homemade blackberry sauce made with fresh blackberries, and baked until the crust is golden.
If you ask me, the only thing better than pie is hand pies. I love making these little individual pies because they’re so much fun to serve. Everyone gets their own! I’ve been making hand pies for as long as I’ve been baking. They really are just as easy, if not easier, than making a full-sized pie, which makes them just as perfect for family desserts or as sweet treats to bring to potlucks and parties. This particular hand pie recipe is one of my favorites because it uses ready-made crust, which saves me a lot of work and a lot of mess. I like that! I love making these pies for dessert when my kids come to visit with the grandkids or bringing the to our local potluck or holiday gatherings.
Blackberry Hand Pies
These delicious pies start out with the easiest thing ever – ready-made pie crust. I cut the crust into small circles and fill the center with my homemade blackberry mixture. Then, I fold them in half, crimp them, and bake them to golden, flaky perfection. What I end up with are tiny little pies that everyone oohs and aahs over. They look and taste just like their full-sized counterparts, and they’re oh, so delicious.
Why You’ll Love These Blackberry Hand Pies
- They’re filled with a delicious, homemade fresh blackberry filling.
- They’re easy to make and use simple ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store.
- The crust is flaky, the filling is delicious, and the whole family will love these hand pies.
- Don’t add too much filling to your hand pies. You want just enough to make a nicely filled center without it oozing out all over the place.
- When wetting the edges of your crust, a little dab will do. You want to moisten the crust, not drown it.
- Stir often when making the blackberry filling so it doesn’t stick or burn.
- Use any of your favorite berries in equal amounts to make different fruity fillings.
- Finely dice apples or pears to make a fresh filling from them.
- You can use store bought pie filling if you like.
- Make the blackberry filling and serve it over pancakes or French toast. You can also use it cool for topping cheesecakes, crepes, and even ice cream.
What to Serve with Blackberry Hand Pies
These hand pies are delicious with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. And being little pies, they’re also great with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
What are hand pies?
Hand pies are simply small pies. They’re made with the same ingredients and crust as full-sized pies. Incidentally, the terms hand pie and turnover are often used interchangeably, even though they are actually two different things.
Can I use frozen blackberries in place of fresh?
You absolutely can. They’ll work just as well.
What is the difference between a hand pie and a turnover?
Hand pies are made with a circular piece of dough that is filled with a sweet or savory filling. The dough is then folded up around the filling and crimped shut. Turnovers are filled and then folded in half before being baked.
Do hand pies need to be refrigerated?
Just like full-sized fruit pies, hand pies can be stored at room temperature in a covered container for up to 2 days.
Can you freeze blackberry hand pies?
Absolutely. You can freeze these pies either baked or unbaked, then simply bake them or warm them up later.
How to Store Blackberry Hand Pies
You can store these hand pies loosely covered at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can refrigerate them for up to 5 days in a covered container. For longer storage, freeze these pies for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
Blackberry Hand Pies Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make these delicious hand pies. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Fresh blackberries
- Lemon juice
- Pillsbury® Refrigerated pie crust
- Large egg
How to Make Blackberry Hand Pies
Making these delicious hand pies is a very straightforward process. It’s ready in just a few minutes!
Step 1: Make the Blackberry Filling
Add 2 cups of blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of water to a saucepan. Bring to a bowl over medium heat. Let boil for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the remaining blackberries and a mixture of 4 tablespoons of water and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Cook until the sauce thickens, then allow it to cool for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Make the Hand Pie Crusts
Unroll the pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 3-inch circles using a biscuit cutter.
Step 3: Fill
Add 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons of blackberry filling to the center of each dough. Then, wet the edges of the dough slightly and fold them in half. Crimp the edges with a fork and place the pies on a prepared baking sheet.
Step 4: Bake
Bake the hand pies at 400 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Try These Delicious Blackberry Hand Pies Today
These blackberry hand pies are so easy to make and so mouthwateringly delicious, you need them in your life. They have all the flavor of a regular pie, but they’re served up in a fun single-serve size that everyone loves. That combination of flavor, fun, and ease makes them the perfect dessert for almost any occasion. Give them a try, and I know you’ll love them just as much as I and my family do!
More Delicious Blackberry Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Blackberry Cobbler – This delicious blackberry cobbler is made with fresh blackberries, has a crisp topping and then is topped with a absolutely scrumptious brown sugar pecan crust topping. So delicious and a family favorite cobbler recipe.
Easy Blackberry Cream Cheese Dessert – This blackberry dessert recipe has a pretzel crust, a sweet cream cheese filling and topped with blackberry pie filling. Super easy and a favorite sweet and salty dessert the whole family will enjoy.
Triple Berry Cobbler – An old-fashioned triple berry cobbler recipe made with fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, has a delicious crisp topping and baked to perfection.
And, here is a delicious Blackberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry recipe, from Deliciously Seasoned, that you will enjoy as well.
Blackberry Hand Pies
- Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
For the Blackberry Filling
- Heat a saucepan over low/medium heat.
- Stir 2 cups of blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons water into pan and bring to a boil.
- Let boil for 3-4 minutes, then add remaining 1 cup of blackberries. Stir.
- Mix 4 tablespoons water and cornstarch together. Add cornstarch mixture to the blackberries and stir.
- Continue cooking until sauce thickens.
- Remove from heat, let cool for 15 minutes.
Making The Hand Pies
- Unroll pie crust on a lightly flour surface and, with a biscuit cutter, cut pie dough into 3 inch circles.
- Add a little water to the edges of the dough before filling to help seal.
- Add a heaping tablespoon (or two) of blackberry sauce to the center of each pie dough. Fold dough in half and using a fork, crimp the edges to help secure the filling. Place hand pies on prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and tablespoon of water together and brush the top of each hand pie.
- Bake at 400° for approximately 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and enjoy warm.
- Blackberry filling can also be served warm over pancakes, French toast, etc., or cool and use for toppings on cheesecakes, crepes, etc.
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