How to Make Blueberry Hand Pies with Kids

Blueberry Hand Pies and Flower Crowns

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An easy recipe for blueberry hand pies… (Plus awesome DIY flower crowns!)

How to Make Simple Flower Crowns with Kids

We had an artful day today, filled with garden happiness, DIY flower crowns, and yummy, kid-made blueberry hand pies.

First, the girls made flower crowns with brown paper and sticky duct tape, an idea from the lovely Maya*Made.

Making Blueberry Hand Pies with Kids

Then we baked delicious blueberry hand pies inspired by Angry Chicken, using a regular pie crust recipe (from Amy’s cheat sheet) and filled with a simple and tasty blueberry filling.

DIY Flower Crowns and Blueberry Hand Pies

And then the girls wore their flower crowns and ate the blueberry hand pies. Yum!

Just about a perfect day all around.

DIY Garden Loom for Kids

And then there was some weaving with the garden loom that Harry made in the backyard. They added fabric scraps, ribbons, and flowers.

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DIY Flower Crowns and Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Delicious blueberry hand pies made with fresh or frozen blueberries and a simple pie crust.


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Ingredients

  • pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Mix the filling ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Roll out fist-sized balls of pie crust.
  3. Add a couple large spoonfulls of filling to half of each dough circle.
  4. Fold the crust over the filling and pinch the edges closed with your fingers (or use a fork to press the edges together).
  5. Use a butter knife to poke a few ventilation holes in the top of the hand pie.
  6. Brush with egg wash or milk and sprinkle with a spoonfull of sugar.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Flower Crowns and Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies and Flower Crowns

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Childhood Magic
    June 29, 2010 at 7:52 am

    What a fantastic post!! I love it all!! What a perfect day.

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    mes petits artistes (my little artist's)
    June 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

    what a super fun day!!! :) the crowns turned out great, hand pies YUMMY! and the garden loom is so pretty!

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    Maria
    June 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    We did this exact flower crown project for P’s birthday party last year. It was in October so we had lots of pretty autumnal petals and leaves. I loved it!

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    umatji
    June 29, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I love the garden loom! We are in the opposite weather system so I just posted about the soft house we built! Thanks for the trip to summer!

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    Chicken Salad Recipe
    June 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    How cute!

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    Gianne
    July 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Made these crowns today with my little girl! Such a great idea. We did this in conjuction with our celebration of the letter F. Check out my blog for pics, just uploaded as promised. cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com Thank you for such a BEAUTIFUL and FUN idea! So grateful!

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    Gianne
    July 23, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    We finally got to replicating these beautiful crowns and cuffs: http://cowsgomooandducksgoquack.blogspot.com/2010/07/f-is-for-fireworks-fishing-will-it.html
    So much fun! Thanks so much for giving us the idea!

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