Start a New Halloween Tradition: Blueberry Hand Pies

Make a new Halloween tradition with your kids this October with these delightful blueberry hand pies.

 

Trick-or-treating…bobbing for apples…carving pumpkins…blueberry hand pies…; wait, what? Add a new tradition to your family’s Halloween lineup this October by making these darling blueberry hand pies. Everyone will love the delightful Jack-O-Lantern faces, but they will love eating them even more!

Blueberry Hand Pies Recipe

This recipe is made super easy by the use of store-bought refrigerated buttermilk biscuits!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons blueberry preserves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tubes (7.5 ounces each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits,
  • 8 biscuits per tube

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease baking sheet with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In bowl combine blueberries, preserves, cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon zest and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. On lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit dough into a 3 ½-inch diameter circle. Divide reserved blueberry mixture evenly between 8 biscuits (about 2 tablespoons per) arranging in center of each dough circle to within ½-inch of edge. Top with remaining biscuits and seal edges securely with a fork. Cut “stem” at top of each hand pie.
  4. Arrange hand pies on prepared baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until golden and baked through. Transfer to wire rack and cool at least 20 minutes.

Number of servings (yield): 8 mini hand pies

Notes

Glaze & Decorations: In bowl combine confectioners’ sugar, 6 teaspoons warm water and orange gel food color, stirring until smooth, and adding additional 1-2 teaspoons water if needed. Glaze and decorate tops of hand pies, attaching raisin stems and gummy candy stems and/or leaves with glaze. Add additional orange gel color to some of the glaze to make darker orange glaze for the pumpkin outlines and/or jack-o-lantern faces.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Growers Council. 

Find more fun and delicious blueberry recipes on the BlueberriesFromFlorida.comrecipes pages or the Blueberries from Florida Pinterest recipe boards. 

 

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