Blueberry Lemon Basil Hand Pies -- An easy recipe for a unique and totally portable dessert. Perfect for summer picnics!
Since my fa-ja was camping somewhere in the boonies of Maine, I spent my Father's Day weekend with some of my favorite people in one of my favorite places.
Hill and Ash came up to Maine this weekend, so I got to spend a day with them on the beach and in my favorite little town of Ogunquit.
I made friends with some of the locals..
and was reunited with my long lost twin. Sadly, we were separated at birth.
And I got back in time, just for another edition of Recipe Redux!
Here's this month's theme:
Tucked in a crust, nothing says love from the oven like pie. Whether it’s a twist on the all-American apple pie or a traditional recipe from your home country, give a healthy makeover to your favorite savory or sweet pie recipe.
As a new Maniac, I wanted to pay homage to our local fare. Lobster pie sounded amazing, but sadly I didn't want to spend a good $30 on a pie for me, myself, and the blog.
So that left it to the blueb. I've had my fair share of blueberry pie, so I had to step it up this time around to show my fellow Mainards what I was capable of.
With only a smidgen of sugar, the pie isn't overly sweet, and the basil and lemon give it something beautifully unexpected when you get a bite of them.
Blueberry Lemon Basil Hand Pies
- Yield: 8 1x
- 2 prepared pie dough sheets
- 2 cups blueberries*
- lemon, zest and juice
- ¼ cup basil, chopped
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 egg, beaten (or milk)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, basil, sugar, and cornstarch.
- Roll out pie dough, and cut into 5" circles.
- Place prepared dough on baking sheet.
- Spoon blueberry mixture onto one half of each circle.
- Fold over other half, and crimp edges with a fork.
- Slice the top of each pie to allow the steam to escape.
- Brush each pie with egg or milk mixture, and bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
*fresh or frozen blueberries may be used.
- Category: Dessert
You could simply make this into a grand ol' pie, but having your own little pie you can take any which way you choose is much cooler if you ask me.
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It's like the cupcake of the pie world. You just wait, hand pie wedding cake are gunna be all the rage this Fall. You can thank the blueberry lemon basil hand pie for that. 😉
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Now stuff your pie hole with the rest of this month's redux-ers below!
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Make it a great day!
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So pretty! I want to eat these now.
I'd never thought to combine blueberries and basil, such a clever combo and they sound so incredibly delicious together! And these pies - they are the perfect ratio of dough to filling!
These hand pies are so cute! There's nothing like wild Maine blueberries 🙂 I just got back from Maine last week and miss it so much! Loving these flavors.
Aww man! Let me know if you come to Portland, I'd love to meet up!
Since you're using pie crust there's a chance I could make this!!!
Let me know whatcha think!!
These hand pies look amazing. Blueberries and basil....That sounds like an excellent pairing.
So glad I tried it!
I love hand pies for the convenience and built in portion control. And while lobster pies sound DIVINE, I'll take these blueberry lemon basil ones any day of the week 🙂
Right there with ya. 😉
Hand pies are so cute! <3 I love the combination of flavors in this!
Thanks Farrah, me too! 😀
Yummy!! I grew lime basil a few years ago and was just gifted a lemon balm plant, can't wait to try that variation!
Lime basil sounds delicious! 😀
um. YUM. i'm so making these with wild blueberries! i love blueberry baked goods. with lemon. and i love how you've added basil!!
now i just need to find the time to make a good crust, haha
Are you supposed to crush the blue berries when you mix them with the rest of the filling ingredients?
Hi Claire! No, you don't have to crush them since they will cook down a bit once baked.