These little pies with heart-healthy blueberries will please grownups and children alike.


Johnny Miller

Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
3 hrs 15 mins
Makes 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, lemon zest, and egg until smooth. Toss blueberries with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, lemon juice, and flour.

  • Lay 1 dough round on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cut into quarters. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese mixture into center of each quarter. Spoon 2 tablespoons blueberry mixture on top. Brush edges with cream and bring opposite corners together to form triangles; trim if needed. Crimp edges to seal, brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Repeat with remaining dough round and fillings. Cut a small vent in each pie and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool completely on wire racks before serving.

Cook's Notes

These hand pies travel well, so tuck them into lunchboxes or brown bags. You can substitute 2 store-bought pie crusts for the homemade ones, if you like.

Reviews (6)

135 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5.0 stars
I have used refrigerated crescent rolls to make this. They stretch.
Rating: 2 stars
I had high hopes for this, but it turned out very messy due to not enough pie crust. Wish I had read the other comment about having more pie crust. Had a lot of leftover cream cheese mixture and berries, what a waste, and it was very difficult to close the handpies as the mixture began to seep out. Needs better instructions on what shape to roll the dough and having the appropriate amount of pie crust to filling.
Rating: Unrated
I'd like to make several batches of these to keep in my freezer- unbaked. Do you think they would be okay? I'd rather not bake them first....
Rating: 5 stars
Oops! I forgot to add that I also added 1/2 teas[filtered] of cinnamon to the berry and sugar and lemon juice mix. I like cinnamon with blueberries and you don't notice the cinnamon taste in the final pie but somehow it's a fuller taste - cinnamon and blueberries is a great combination. Again, THANKS Martha!
Rating: 5 stars
I made these today - WOW! Fan-tas-tic! I am a great cook but a lousy baker so instead of abusing my life partner with hard dough, I bought the pre-made pie dough and used that -worked great! I used a hand mixer to cream the cheese and sugar - hope that was right. I ended up with what I consider about three more pies worth of cream cheese mix and approx. 2 Tbl.'s worth of berry mix with no pie dough to use with it so maybe the suggestion should be to buy two boxes of pie dough and use three pie crusts. That way I could have easily stretched the other pies and gotten a yield of about 11 pies. The hint of lemon in the finished pie is wonderful! I cooled mine down as directed but after dinner, couldn't resist and put one pie back into a 350 oven for 5 minutes and it really brought out the sweetness of the filling. Martha, you hit this one out of the park - especially for those of us who can cook but can't bake! My life partner was licking his chops and begged seconds. These will be made again and again. Thanks!
Rating: 5 stars
This might be my favorite desert of all times! Perfect balance
Rating: 5 stars
This might be my favorite desert of all times! Perfect balance