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Living the Gourmet: Baked into a delicate, buttery crust, these Blueberry Basil Hand Pies are bursting with the flavors of the summer.

Blueberry Basil Hand Pies

  • Author: Living the Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 hand pies 1x



Sweet Buttery Crust:

  • 1½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • ¼ cup ice water

Blueberry Basil Filling:

  • 1 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Raw sugar for sprinkling

Simple Pastry Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


Sweet Buttery Crust:

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine pastry flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Add the ice water one tablespoon at a time, pulsing between each addition until the dough comes together.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape into a disk. Wrap in clingfilm or wax paper and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Blueberry Basil Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the egg and raw sugar. Toss the blueberries together and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. On a well floured surface, roll out dough into a 15×12-inch rectangle. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut out into rectangles (you should get 6-8).
  4. Brush edges of rectangles with beaten egg then spoon some blueberries in the center of each rectangle. Fold the dough over, and pinch the edges with a fork to seal.
  5. Place the pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, gently pierce each pie with a knife, brush with the egg, and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the juices have run from the pies and the pastry shells are golden.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
  8. Combine the ingredients for the icing in a small bowl and whisk until thick and smooth. If you need more milk, add ½ teaspoon more at a time. Drizzle the icing over each pie before serving.
  • Category: Dessert
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