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Blueberry Air Fryer Hand Pies

Enjoy buttery, flaky individual treats with these easy Air Fryer Hand Pies. Fresh blueberry filling, a simple butter crust and cooked up perfectly in the air fryer in about 10 minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 pies (approx.)
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 ¼ c flour
  • ½ c butter very cold, cubed
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-4 T ice water

For the Blueberry Filling:

  • 1 ½ c blueberries
  • c sugar
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 T water

For Hand Pie Assembly:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 T water
  • coarse sugar optional

Instructions

To Make the Pie Crust:

  • Add the flour, salt, sugar and cold butter to the food processor.Pulse about 10-15 times for about 1-2 seconds each time until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is broken down.
  • Slowly add the water in about 1 tablespoon at a time allowing it to process briefly before adding more. Process the mixture until a ball of dough is formed. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and form into a 1 inch thick disk. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

To Make the Blueberry Filling:

  • Add all the ingredients to a small sauce pan. Simmer on medium low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it becomes thick.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Assemble Hand Pies:

  • Roll the pie dough out on a floured surface to about ¼ inch thickness. Using a 3.5 inch (or somewhere in that range) biscuit or cookie cutter, cut circles. Use remaining scraps to roll out and cut more.
  • Lay one circle on a floured surface. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of blueberry filling into the center, avoiding the edges. Lay another circle on top. Use your fingers to pinch the edges of the dough together. Use a fork to crimp around the edges once more.
  • Whisk together water and egg and brush the pie crust completely. Add several slits into the top of the crust and sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired. Complete this with remaining pie crusts.
  • Add the pies to an oil sprayed air fryer basket. Preheat to 340°F and then air fry the hand pies for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from air fryer and cool on a cooling rack before enjoying! (Trust me on this one, biting in too soon is NOT fun!)

Notes

  • The thicker the blueberry pie filling is, the better off you will be. Forming hand pies can certainly get a tad messy if the filling is too runny. If you allow it to thicken and even cool a bit before forming the pies, you will have less messy berry goo seeping out every which way on you.
  • Shortcuts are always available and there is no shame in using them. Feel free to use a pre-made pie crust and even pie filling. These Air Fryer Hand Pies take some time so if there is a way to shave off a bit of time, by all means, do it.
  • No air fryer? No problem! Bake these on a parchment lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp to your liking.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg