Blueberry Lemon Hand Pies



blueberriesBon appétit has quickly become my favorite food magazine! The photography is amazing, the recipes are delicious, and everything featured is super easy to make.  Last Saturday, as you know we went to a barbecue in Brooklyn and I couldn't show up empty handed.  So I decided, its berry season, why not make a berry pie. Easy enough, right?!? Then I saw these hand pies while browsing through Bon appétit magazine and knew this was it, this was what I was going to make, especially being short on time, this was perfect.  I changed the recipe slightly by adding more lemon juice, which gave it a nice tang but didn't take away from the blueberry taste.  They were a huge hit! And trust me when I say they were SUPER easy to make!  The day of the barbecue I woke up went to yoga, as I usually do on Saturdays, got home at 12:30pm. and by 3pm I was ready and so where the hand pies! Post hot yoga it takes me over an hour to get ready as I have to wash and dry my hair, so really the hand pies only took a little over an hour to make and thats with time in between steps to take pictures... a girls gotta document!


  • 2 packs Pillsbury store bought pie crust*
  • All-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest**
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice**
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar

*I know I should of made my own crust and it probably would of turned out even better, but with the time frame I was allotted I had to make do.  

**Increased slightly from original recipe 


Add the lemon zest and lemon juice to blueberries.  Then stir in sugar and salt. Mix well. pie-crust

Lay out your pie crust and cut in to rectangle shapes.  blueberry-pie

Add blueberry mixture to center.


Brush edges of all rectangles with water to help seal.  Cut slits in top and place over the bottom crust.  Seal first with your fingers, then create the edge technique with a small fork. Place in a preheated over (375 degrees) and bake for 35 minutes.




Serve warm and enjoy! Nothing is more american than pie, these little treats were perfect for the forth of July weekend barbecue we attended.  Would be great for a midsummer picnic too... Plus there is so many possibilities with the filling and type of crust. I will absolutely be making more variations in the future.

To see the original recipe click here.