Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies | Only 3 Ingredients!

Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies | Only 3 Ingredients!

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.

Ingredients:

(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!) 

Freshly Baked Cherry 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!

Garnish:

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!

Just Frosted Puff Pastry Hand Pies

 

These Easy Blueberry and Cherry Hand Pies are great for your BBQ and the leftovers can go into lunches for the week!

 

 

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce | The Easiest Recipe!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce.

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Okay so I usually blog about pies, pastry and desserts right?  Well, that’s true, but a gal can’t live on pie alone!  So this blog is all about BBQ sauce  – my homemade BBQ sauce, so easy to do, you must try this! Tangy woodsy smoky flavour that just can’t be beat – and will make your BBQ’s the best ticket in town!

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

This recipe has been in the family for many years and was always ready for ribs, hamburgers, chicken anything at all.  I can remember some awesome ribs at the cottage!   First the ribs would be marinated overnight in the fridge, and the marinade was full of garlic, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar – maybe a beer or two?  We would always parboil the ribs first.  Mom had a special way of having the butcher cut them as well.

I’ve found that most folks are very passionate about their BBQ Sauce!

Then the BBQ would be lit and once it was ready – trays of delicious racks of ribs would come outside, all dressed in this amazing BBQ sauce.  The cottage was a family gathering spot, for birthdays, anniversaries but usually just a hot summer weekend and you really don’t need a reason to cook up a mess a ribs do you?

So please enjoy this Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe, and be surprised by how quickly it becomes your family’s favorite!

 

If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Ingredients**

1 cup smoke flavoured BBQ sauce ( I use Kraft Hickory )

1/4 cup ketchup (your favorite)

1/4 cup molasses

4 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. vinegar

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. dry mustard

2 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco)

 

Preparation (about 10 minutes)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on med-low for 10 minutes

Let cool and pour into glass jars.

**You can double the recipe which is what I do and it will make two pints.

Enjoy!

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If you love BBQ Sauce and want flavor that is tangy, flavorful, with just a hint of smoke, then Best Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect for you!

Best Homemade BBQ Sauce