Lazy baker’s hand pies, originally uploaded by super eggplant.
So here’s a confession. I had some frozen pie dough from Trader Joe’s and some frozen berry medley (blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, I think) from Costco in my freezer. Both had been there for much too long. I decided it was time to take control! Solution? Hand pies, and I took a very lazy approach to making them.
I tossed the frozen berries into a bowl and then dumped in, without measuring, some cornstarch (probably a couple tablespoons), some lemon juice, and some sugar (1/4 cup or so?). I mixed it all up. With the pie dough, I let it thaw then cut each circle along the fold lines to create four pie-shaped wedges. I spooned some berries into a corner then flopped over the dough and crimped the edges. I should have brushed the dough with yolk, but I was too lazy even to do that, so I just sprinkled some raw sugar on top and kind of pressed it in.
I baked these puppies at 375F for about 25-30 minutes then let them cool. And there you go. They were not too sweet, and I think next time I would doctor them up a bit more and maybe sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on the dough. I don’t really know.
those look so delicious! I’m so jealous my oven has been broken for weeks, so I have not been able to bake anything.
Mmmm – they look delicious! You make it sounds so easy. I think I might have those ingredients lying around the house.
Try adding the cinnamon to the berries with the sugar and cornstarch. The thought of being in front of an oven right now makes me want to pass out.
My son’s birthday is next week, and I was thinking of making pies instead of a cake, but I think these would work even better! Glad you posted this idea.
They look pretty tasty even with the easy route you took, and there is definitely nothing wrong with the easy route.
Ice cream. Just dot some on top of the pie and while they are no longer hand pie-eatable, they will be even more delicious (and whipped cream and ice cream can both cover a multitude of visual oofs).