Sweet, juicy blueberries are the filling for these luscious little hand pies! The crust is golden, flaky, and pure perfection! It’s also perked up with poppy seeds and lemon zest for a fun twist on the classic combo. These precious little hand pies are sure to put a smile on anyones face! I mean, blueberry hand pies with lemon poppy seed crust… who could say no?!
How delicious is blueberry pie? Answer: SO delicious. It rates VERY high on my love list… especially now that Summer is right around the corner. I cannot wait to carry home pints and pints of fresh, tiny little blue gems! But until then, I’ll survive on the frozen variety. Frozen berries are your friend! And they work perfectly in this hand pie recipe. Good news for all!
The thing that really takes these hand pies to a whole new level of awesome is the crust. The buttery, flaky crust that’s laced with fresh lemon zest and poppy seeds… I mean, come on! It’s just so good. And it really compliments the sweet, succulent berry filling.
The filling is pure and simple berry goodness. All you do is boil down some fresh – or frozen – berries with a little sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch, and cook until it’s thick. That’s it! It’s really simple and forgiving, which makes making these pies a dream.
I chose to cut out a little heart in the middle of each pie, making them look like little love letter envelopes, but you can skip the <3 and just make an x or circle cut out. They just need a little vent area so the steam can escape! The shape and size is up to you.
The dough is surprisingly easy to work with, but just remember to keep it cold, cold, cold! Also, start with very cold ingredients. I always cut my butter into tiny cubes, then pop them in the freezer to chill up again for about 5 minutes. It does the trick every time!
Blueberry Hand pies with Lemon Poppy Seed Crust