Glazed Blueberry Hand Pies

These Blueberry Hand Pies are made with flaky dough filled with a lemony blueberry filling. But wait, there’s more. The warm pies are dunked in a lemon glaze before serving.

a glazed blueberry hand pie on a blue surface

Hand pies are a great party food. Just stack them up on a tray and everyone can serve themselves. No need for cutting and serving. Even better, there are no plates or forks to wash.

Hand pies are also convenient because most of the work can be done well ahead of time. They are best the day they’re baked but if you set yourself up right, there is very little work required the day of the party.

Tips for making Glazed Blueberry Hand Pies and for working ahead:

  • I like to use my favorite Cream Cheese Dough for hand pies. But you can certainly used pre-made pie dough if you prefer.
  • The dough rounds can be cut and refrigerated 2 days before assembling the pies or frozen for up to 3 months.
  • I think a 4″-5″ round makes the perfect serving size. You can cut the rounds smaller for mini pies or larger for an extra hearty serving.
  • The filling can be made the day before assembling the pies.
  • The filling can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries.
  • The pies can be assembled and refrigerated several hours before or the night before baking.
  • Dip the pies in the glaze while they’re still a little warm. This will help the glaze adhere to the pie and form a nice shiny finish.
  • The pies are best the day they are baked but will keep at room temperature for 2-3 days.

Scroll through the step by step photos to see how to make glazed Blueberry Hand Pies:

a pot of blueberries cooking on the stove
Cook the blueberries with the sugar and lemon until the berries begin to pop
blueberry pie filling cooking in a pan
The berries will release their juice. Bring the mixture to a full boil.
adding cornstarch slurry to blueberries
Add the cornstarch slurry to the boiling blueberry mixture and cook until thickened. The mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
cutting circles from a sheet of pie dough
Roll the dough and cut 4.5″ circles
A handful of pie dough scraps
Reuse the scraps to cut more rounds. Don’t “knead” the dough, just piece it together and roll.
a tray of blueberry hand pies before and after baking
Line the pies onto a parchment lined sheet pan and chill for 30 minutes before baking. A little bit of filling will leak out as the pies bake.
a hand pie freshly dipped in lemon glaze
Dunk the top of each pie into the lemon glaze while the pies are still slightly warm. The glaze will set as the pies cool.
a tray of glazed blueberry hand pies cooling.
a hand holding a blueberry hand pie
the inside of a blueberry hand pie

If you love this recipe as much as I do, I’d really appreciate a 5-star review.

a hand holding a blueberry hand pie
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Glazed Blueberry Hand Pie Recipe

Flaky dough filled with lemony blueberry filling. The warm pies are dunked in a lemon glaze before serving.
Prep Time1 hour
Bake Time15 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
18 pies
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Blueberry Filling

  • 2 oz water (1/4 cup, cool)
  • 3/4 oz corn starch (2 tablespoons)
  • 16 oz blueberries (3 cups)
  • 2 1/2 oz granulated sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 each lemons


  • 1 recipe cream cheese dough (chilled)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 8 oz confectioner's sugar (2 cups)
  • 2 oz lemon juice (1/4 cup)


Prepare the filling

  • In a small bowl, whisk the water with the cornstarch until smooth.
    2 oz water, 3/4 oz corn starch
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon juice and finely grated lemon zest.
    16 oz blueberries, 2 1/2 oz granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon table salt, 1 each lemons
  • Cook the berries over medium heat until they soften, pop open, and release their juice. Continue cooking until the juices come to a full boil. Mix the cornstarch slurry into the berries. Stirring constantly, cook the berries until the juices return to a boil and thicken.
  • Transfer the filling to a bowl and allow to cool completely before assembling the pies.

Assemble the pies

  • Roll the dough to 1/8" thick. Use a 4"-5" round cutter to cut circles. (I used a 4.5" cutter). Piece together the scraps, re-roll and cut until all the dough is used.
    1 recipe cream cheese dough
  • Place the dough rounds on your work surface. Brush each dough round with egg wash making sure to go all the way to the edges. Place a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center of each round.
    1 egg
  • Fold the round over to form a 1/2 moon and pinch the edges to seal. Line the assembled pies to a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least a 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Whisk together the confectioner's sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze. The glaze should be the consistency of heavy cream. Adjust the sugar and/or lemon juice to correct the thickness of the glaze.
    8 oz confectioner's sugar, 2 oz lemon juice
  • Line a second sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a fork to crimp the edge of each pie and poke a vent hole at the top of each pie. Line the pies onto the two sheet pans.
  • Bake until the pies are golden brown and the dough is completely baked, about 12-15 minutes. Some of the blueberry filling will leak out, that's fine.
  • Cool the pies on the sheet pans for 5-10 minutes until their cool enough to handle, but still slightly warm.
  • Dip the top of each pie into the glaze, completely submerging the top half of the pie. Set the pie onto a cooling rack to dry.
  • Serve slightly warm or room temperature.

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Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. I am just finishing making your, Whole Wheat Sourdough.
    Easy to follow directions …overnight in fridge and has about 20 minutes baking time left so far so good. I would send you pictures but I don’t do instagram.

  2. I was disappointed crust was very tough despite my following directions exactly. I make lots of perfect flaky pie crust but wanted a sturdier one for handpies. Yours sounded so good.