Blueberry Hand Pies

I’m a huge creature of habit so there’s a sequence of events that happen in my kitchen. When I make the whole chicken in a slow cooker recipe, I use the leftover chicken within a week to make chicken pot pies and then the leftover pie dough to make these wonderfully simple blueberry hand pies. You can’t get any simpler than this and I love that I’m not wasting anything!

I love having them as a dessert or even for a breakfast snack.

You can make these without using leftover pie dough but when using a full box of pie dough, use 1 1/2 cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen) with 2 Tbsp of sugar for your filling. Also, I found that if you aren’t using re-rolled pie dough, I would roll out the fresh dough out a few times before using it to make your hand pies, otherwise the pies will be translucent.

On the left, is what the dough looks like after I cut out the chicken pot pie crusts. I cut out a 4-5 inch square. Fill them with the blueberry mixture. Be sure to prick holes on top before doing an egg wash and topping with sugar.

I love when the blueberries burst and leak out a little. Looks yummy. I don’t think these need to look the least bit perfect. Sometimes I will put some egg on the dough before sealing, sometimes I don’t. Competely up to you.

Serve them a few minutes out of the oven or the next morning for breakfast. They taste great either way. I store them in zippered plastic bags and they are good for a couple of days.

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(Quick) Blueberry Hand Pies

Yield: 5-10 pies


Leftover pie dough or 1 pie crust package (2 pie crusts)

3/4 cup (fresh or frozen) blueberries (or 1 1/2 cup blueberries if using 2 whole pie crusts)

1 Tbsp sugar (or 2 Tbsp sugar), more sugar to top the pies

1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil on it, be sure to spray the foil with baking spray.

Mix blueberries together with sugar (look at measurement in the ingredient listing) in a small or medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Whether the pie dough is leftover or packaged pie crust, mold the dough into a square shape and roll out to about 1/8 inch think.

Cut into 4 or 5 inch squares. Add a little bit of the blueberry sugar mixture into the middle of the squares. Be careful not to overfill them!

If you choose, add egg wash to the edges of two adjacent sides. Then, take one corner and fold over to meet the other corner, creating a triangle. Using the tines of a fork, push down on the edges to create a crease. Using the fork, prick holes on top of the hand pie, twice. Brush an egg wash over it and sprinkle sugar on top.

Reroll leftover dough from cutting and/or 2nd pie crust until you have used up your dough and blueberries and repeat the above steps for each pie.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.

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39 Responses to “Blueberry Hand Pies”

  1. 1
    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 9, 2011 @ 4:56 am

    These do look perfect!


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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 9, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    I love blueberry pie, I might love these cute hand pies even more:-)


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    Lenore — July 9, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    I love the concept of hand pies but have never made any myself…I’ve got two pints of blueberries in the fridge right now, though, so I think I know what I’ll be doing with them now! :)


    • JulieD replied: July 15th, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      Lenore, I hope you enjoy them!


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    Nisrine — July 9, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    I love the new look of The Little Kitchen. It’s very fresh and inspires cooking delicacies such as these yummy blueberry pies.


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    robynski — July 9, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    These look so good Julie! I have never called them hand pies, I kindof like that term. In our house they’re turnovers. I made applesauce the other night and thought they’d be a really good turnover. Now I’m going to try blueberry!


    • JulieD replied: July 15th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

      Hey Robyn, I like this term. Are turnovers made with puff pastry?


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    Stefani — July 9, 2011 @ 4:51 pm

    These look so YUMMY! I have been wanting to make these style of pies. I am bookmarking your recipe.


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    Rhea — July 9, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Yum! What an easy treat!


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    Carrie — July 9, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    i totally need to make some of these with my leftover puff pastry and one gazillion cherries. hand pies are going on my to do list for the day :)


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    Katie — July 9, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    those look really easy to make!


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    Kirsten is Comfortably Domestic — July 10, 2011 @ 10:17 am

    These look like a perfect breakfast!


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    Dmarie — July 10, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    ooh, yummy! just so happen to have some thawed cherries in the fridge, so I think I’ll adapt this recipe to make little cherry turnovers. thanks!!


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    Nancie M — July 11, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    OMG… Those look so yummy! Will you be making those for bunko??


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    Colleen @ MommieDaze — July 11, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Oh, yum! We’re going blueberry picking soon. I can’t wait to try these!


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    Laurie — July 11, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    These look really yummy especially since we are heading to pick blueberries very soon!


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    Aggie — July 11, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

    These look awesome!


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    Louise — July 11, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Oh these look delicious!


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    Patty — July 12, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    How clever! They look delicious


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    Jenn — July 12, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to make them with blackberries to use up the abundance we have growing right now.


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    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell — July 12, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    Julie, those look amazing!!!!


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    Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy — July 12, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    Julie, these look delicious!


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    Paula — July 13, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    Perfect little pies in perfect sized portions! They look delicious Julie!


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    Kelly — July 14, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    Yum! These look so tasty! My grandma remembers her mom making something similar to this when she was a kid but didn’t know how exactly – I’m sending her this recipe!


    • JulieD replied: July 15th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

      Aww, thanks Kelly! Hope you’re doing well and hope your grandma likes the recipe.


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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — July 14, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    These are gorgeous and im sure taste just as wonderful as they look :) lovely photos too!


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    Kimberly — July 20, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look so good. I think I’m drooling!!! I MUST try these. I must try these NOW!!! Thanks for posting this awesome recipe.


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    virginia willis — July 21, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    I want one of those. Right. Now. Umm. Thanks for sharing.


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    Eliana — July 27, 2011 @ 7:27 pm

    Love the blueberry oozing out of these! They look super super delicious.


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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 30, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    These look awesome! I love easy desserts. And I agree, they don’t need to look perfect!


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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 23, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

    I love these! My mom and I used to eat these all the time when I was younger. I bet these taste fantastic!


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    Chef Dennis — September 9, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    hi Julie

    those sweet little hand pies look oh so tasty! I would love to enjoy a few those little pies!



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    Diane {Created by Diane} — September 9, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Oh how I love blueberry, these look wonderful.


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 9, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    omg these look amazing!


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    clauda @Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine — September 10, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    I love these instructions and these are very enticing to make, lovely photos and well done…!


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