Easy Blueberry Pineapple Hand Pies are a snap to put together for anyone and great for breakfast, snack or a dessert
This post is sponsored by Baker’s. This recipe and opinions are 100% my own.
When I walked into our local Baker’s Supermarket earlier this week, I just said to myself, winter is over. The produce looked amazing, and like I always do, I over bought. I just love the berries this time of year. I grabbed a large container of fresh blueberries, and before I knew it, I had an idea formulating in my little brain, and the ingredients in my basket, for homemade Easy Blueberry Pineapple Hand Pies.
When I was young(er) I used to ride along with my grandmother to a town about 20 miles away to visit her mother, my great-grandmother. On our way back home we often stopped by a bakery and bought day old bread and pastries. My favorite were the hand pies. I would get a couple different flavors, and the hardest decision was which one to eat first. They were usually reserved for breakfast. I don’t know why because I could eat them all day long.
When I told John about my idea, he said he wasn’t sure about the pineapple part. I didn’t say a word because I was certain he would love them. I just love combining fruit flavors, and will often use lemons such as in my Strawberry Rhubarb bread or other fruits like my Apple Harvest Banana bread. You could make your own piecrust, but I took a quicker route so these are “semi-homemade”. Unroll and Bake Kroger pie crusts worked great and a can of Kroger crushed pineapple made an easy filling. Their pie crusts are flaky and buttery.
When making the filling, I left some berries whole so you could see what you were eating. Also, if you over-fill them, they will break open while baking. They will still be delicious so don’t let any go to waste! Eat them I say! To close the little pies, I wet one edge of the crust with a little water before folding them in half. I then turned up the edge and crimped it with my fingers to seal. You could use a fork. I liked rustic but go ahead and be fancy if that’s what you like. Just make them…you’ll love them…just like John did (wink wink).