Special equipment: a 5-inch round cookie cutter

Blackberry Hand Pies

Adorable Blackberry Hand Pies are perfect for your next picnic or potluck!

  • Prep Time35 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield8 hand pies
  • Cooking Method
    • Baking


  • 2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 box premade pie dough (2 rounds)
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into 8 cubes and chilled
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup raw or turbinado sugar



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.


Add the blackberries and granulated sugar to a medium saucepan and heat over medium. Cook the berries, mashing with a potato masher or the back of a spoon, until they start to break down and release their juices, about 2 minutes. Mix together the cornstarch and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture and the lemon zest to the berries and stir until there are no more lumps. Continue to stir until the filling begins to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.


Roll one of the pie doughs out on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8-inch thick. Use a 5-inch round cookie cutter, or the rim of a bowl, to cut out as many rounds as you can. Repeat with remaining dough round, gather the dough scraps and reroll as necessary to get 8 rounds.


Place 1 cube of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of a dough round. Fold the dough over into a crescent and crimp the edge with a fork. Place on one of the lined baking sheets. Repeat with remaining pie dough rounds, cream cheese and filling. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Brush all the filled pies with the egg wash, sprinkle with the raw sugar and cut small vents into the pies. (If you brush them after venting, the egg will cover the vent!) Bake until the pies are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Comments (7)

  • Good to see you on 👍💕. Love the recipes

    Liz Harriton
  • Looking forward to your cookbook! Glad to see you on television again. Take care.

    Joyce White
  • You were so sweet to your nieces & nephew, I wish I could hug you!!🤗💜 How on earth do you get the darn seeds out of blackberries?🤷‍♀️🤔 Theyre so annoying! Thanks dear!!

  • I’m new to your show but I was drawn in immediately with your history, family and of course, the food! You can tell how much your family means to you. It’s a pleasure to watch someone who obviously loves what she does. Thank you

    Donna Ruggiero
  • Can you use cherries instead?

    Carolyn Powelson
  • You are a fantastic baker and cook. Everything looks absolutely delicious. I so enjoy your show and your personality. I hope one day you’ll decide to publish your own CookBook! If you do have a cookbook out, ( that I’m unaware of ) please let me know. If you dont, please make it with beautiful photos to show off your wonderful dinners and desserts! Great show to watch. Whoever is handling the camera is doing a fantastic job. Enjoy your family get togethers! I could go on raving about your show!

    PJ Perske
    • Hi PJ, good news! She just wrote on her Instagram account that she is writing her cookbook now and it will come out in the fall.

      Yessenia Cruz

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