Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies – Your kids will have so much fun making these!
These easy blueberry and cherry hand pies are a perfect recipe for kids! I just discovered frozen puff pastry a short time ago. Yes, I know welcome to the 21st century! But being a scratch baker, I couldn’t imagine that something frozen and packaged could taste as good as something that I could prepare from scratch. Boy was I wrong! I used frozen puff pastry, for the first time a few weeks back, when I made Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse in Puff Pastry. It was pretty amazing and received great reviews from my family and our RV neighbors, at the Double M. We are full time (almost) RV’ers, downsizing and getting ready for life on the road. So I’ve been experimenting with recipes I can bake in the RV’s gas oven.
- 1 package of frozen puff pastry
- 1 can blueberry pie filling
- 1 can cherry pie filling
(NB: This makes 12 pies – 6 of each, and you will have lots of pie filling left over to either freeze or make more hand pies!)
Preparation: (prep time – 30 minutes, start to finish)
Defrost the puff pastry in your refrigerator overnight. Separate the dough into two squares (the brand I use does this for you)
Spread a piece of parchment paper and a little flour to make rolling easy.
Roll out the square of puff pastry, fairly thin into a rectangle. (the instructions will say 12 X 9)
Cut the pastry into small squares – you will get 6 squares per section.
Place the small square of puff pastry on the baking sheet you will use.
Using a teaspoon the blueberry filling in on the one side of the square – leaving enough room so that you will be able to fold over the dough
Fold the dough over and pinch the edges closed. I like to press the edges with a fork
Brush the pastry with an egg yolk wash and then sprinkle with sugar.
Repeat until finished and do the same for the second square of puff pastry, using the cherry pie filling.
Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes – until the pastry is flaky and golden.
Let cool before serving as the filling will be very hot!
Mix up some icing sugar glaze ( 3 parts icing sugar to 1 part water) and drizzle on the pies when they are still warm. Yum!
These Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies are great for your BBQ and the leftovers can go into lunches for the week!