Blueberry Hand Pies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

Filling:

3 cups blueberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar 

3 tablespoons cornstarch 

2 teaspoons lemon zest plus juice of 1/2 lemon 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Pastry:

3 sheets frozen puff pastry (from two 17.3-ounce packages, such as Pepperidge Farm), thawed

1 large egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water

Glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Directions

  1. For the filling: Combine the blueberries and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook, stirring, until the sugar is melted and the berries have started to burst, a few minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and lemon juice in a small bowl until combined, then add to the blueberry mixture. Add the lemon zest and vanilla and continue to cook until glossy and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. For the pastry: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  3. To make the pies, unfold the thawed pastry and roll out to 10-inch squares if necessary. Cut each square in quarters, making four 5-inch squares from each. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of cooled filling onto one corner of each square. Brush around the squares with the egg wash. Fold the pasty over the filling on each to make a triangle, pressing lightly to remove any air pockets. Crimp the edges shut with a fork. Put the pies on the prepared baking sheets. Brush the tops of the pies with the egg wash. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
  4. For the glaze: Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and 1/3 cup cold water in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the pies and let set until dry.
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