Baking with Allison: Blueberry Hand Pies

pie 1pies 2Ray’s dessert of choice is always pie. Berry pie to be exact. After our berry pickin’ extravaganza a few weeks ago, we had an abundance of blueberries and I knew I wanted to make hand/mini blueberry pies for Ray. A few things you should know first:
1. I’ve never made a pie.
2. I’m really bad at rolling dough.
3. I’m not usually a fan of pie crust.

So, don’t be angry when I tell you I used store bought pie crust. I know it’s really easy to make pie crust at home and I’ve seen Ray do it many times… I just can’t be bothered. Also, this is the easiest “recipe” in the world.pie 3

Ingredients:
1 package of pre-made pie crust
2 cups of berries (I used blueberry)
1/2 lemon
1/4 cup of sugar
a couple dashes of cinnamon
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll your pie crusts and cut out 4″ circles. Combine berries and sugar. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the berry mixture and add a couple dashes of cinnamon. I smashed my berry mixture a bit because I prefer that texture, but feel free to just let those guys hang out whole. After your berries and sugar have lived together for a while, add a couple spoonfuls to the middle of your crust circles. Pinch your crust circles so your filling doesn’t fall out. whisk together your egg with a little water and wash over your pies and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake for about 16 minutes or until golden. Voila! Best served with homemade ice cream. 😉

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