Blueberry Mini Pies are the epitome of summer. Ripe, juicy blueberries fill delicious buttery dough for the perfect hand-held pie. Mini blueberry pies are perfect for lunch bags, afternoon treats, beach day picnics, and they are small enough for little hands. Mini blueberry pies or mini cherry pies are also great for all of the red, white and blue holidays.
One of my favorite things about these pies is that they are hand held. No need for utensils, plates or clean-up, which in my opinion is one of the best things about these hand pies.
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Blueberry Mini Pies
These simple hand held pies are one of our favorite spring and summer treats. They are not hard to make, but they do require just a bit of planning.
Blueberries are coming in now and it’s a great time to bake a batch of these mini pies. Because they tend to disappear so quickly, I often make a double batch to freeze some of them for later when I want a sweet treat but I don’t have time to make them.
Homemade pies are better than anything you’ll get in the store. They are bursting with fresh blueberry goodness and the crust is so buttery and delicious that store-bought could never come close to tasting this good.
How to make mini pies
These individual berry pies can be made in stages and I often do this because of time constraints.
The first step is making the dough and letting it rest in the fridge. This can be done a day ahead of time and is a great task to do the day before if you need to break it up. You can make the dough up to two days in advance if needed.
Next is making the filling. Cook the blueberries with sugar until the berries begin to burst. Add a bit of lemon zest and break up any remaining whole berries with a potato masher.
This is also something you could do ahead of time. The filling needs to be completely cooled before assembling pies. I often make the filling the night before and stick it in the fridge overnight.
Then, it’s assembly time. Roll out the dough, cut the dough out using square cutters, then add blueberry filling, top and seal, then bake.
I like to sprinkle mine with coarse sugar before baking to give them a bit of sparkle!
Mini blueberry pies are the perfect treat
Summertime is all about barbecues/cookouts, backyard parties, etc. These blueberry mini pies are perfect for picnics and outdoor parties. You can set a plate of them out for guests and enjoy your own party!
Disclaimer: I have yet to master this. I am one of those people that is in the kitchen for most of it; making sure guests are happy, everyone is eating, everyone has a drink, etc.
I usually end up missing the majority of it because I’m so preoccupied with making sure everyone else has a good time. If you are master of your own party: feel free to email me tips on how I too, can actually be a guest at my own party.
While blueberry happens to be my personal favorite, you can swap out any berry (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry) and these will be fantastic. If none of those are your jam (see what I did there), you could substitute your favorite fruit filling.
Mini blueberry pie recipe
Making pie crust is not my favorite thing. I live in a very warm and humid climate, neither of which mesh well with pastry. That being said, this pat in pie dough is so simple. It is much easier to work with than regular pie crust and more forgiving.
The filling comes together really quickly and easily as well. Because, here’s the thing – making a delicious treat shouldn’t be a chore and if it is, how often are you going to actually do it?
I can tell you from personal experience, if I feel like I’ve run a marathon (not that I know what that actually feels like) after making a dessert, it will be a one time experience.
These blueberry mini pies are also a great way to get kids in the kitchen. Easy, simple and so delicious, these mini blueberry pies are guaranteed to be a hit.
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More summer recipes we love
- Summer Grain Salad
- Fresh Cherry Crisp
- Cherry Coconut Rum Slushies
- Citrus Sunshine Cooler (kid-friendly)
- Grilled Lemon Herb Shrimp
Cook time includes 2 - 3 hours resting time for dough. Active time is approximately 45 - 60 minutes If you want to sprinkle the top with sugar, you will also need sanding sugar or any coarse sugar like demerara. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
Cook time includes 2 - 3 hours resting time for dough. Active time is approximately 45 - 60 minutes
If you want to sprinkle the top with sugar, you will also need sanding sugar or any coarse sugar like demerara.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Originally published: 7/2/14
Most recent update: 4/21/20