Blackberry and apple heart hand pies

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Petit Luxe’s first cooking video! I love these versatile hand pies, which can be made into any other shapes for a different theme, just use a different cookie cutter. Or, it can be made with any other fruit of your choice.

Blackberry-Apple Heart Hand Pies


1 lb. Sweet Lady Apples, small diced
1 Pint Blackberries, roughly chopped
1/4 c Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Crystalized Ginger, small diced
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest

Mix all ingredients together. Put aside.

Pie Dough

1 Stick Unsalted Butter, cold & small diced
1 cup Flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Ice Water

In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter. Pulse until the butter becomes the size of peas. Slowly add the ice water. Pulse until a ball of dough forms. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or until overnight. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. With a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out the pie dough into the heart shapes and place onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 


Egg Wash
Coarse Sanding Sugar

Spoon 1 Tbsp. of the filling into half of the cut out pie dough hearts. Put the other half on top and seal the edges with the back of a fork. Brush the tops of the hand pies with egg wash and sprinkle with the sanding sugar. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 F.

Bon Appetit! 

Xo, d.

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  1. Alisa wrote:

    Amazing blog!

    Posted 2.15.12 Reply
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