Intro: Blueberry Basil and Goat Cheese Hand Pies
These hand pies are super good. Probably the best blueberry pie I have ever had. The recipe can also be found at gardengirlrecipes.com.
2 cups fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons goat cheese
3 tablespoons buttermilk
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
small pinch of salt
2 tablespoons flour
1 doubled recipe of pie dough
1 tablespoon water raw sugar
Step 1: Mix Ingredients
Combine the blueberries, goat cheese, buttermilk, honey, basil, and salt in a bowl.
Step 2: Add Flour
Gradually sprinkle the flour and mix until smooth. Cover and chill while you roll out the pastry.
Step 3: Roll Dough
Gently roll your dough out from the center until about ⅛ inch thick on a large piece of parchment paper. Re-flour your surface as needed, continually lifting and rotating your dough to make sure no parts are sticking.
Step 4: Cut Circles
Cut an even number of circles in the desired size.
Step 5: Make Egg Wash
To make the egg wash, lightly beat the egg with the water in a small bowl.
Step 6: Add Filling
Top half the circles with a small amount of filling
Step 7: Brush Edges
Brush edged with egg wash.
Step 8: Top Circles
Top with another circle.
Step 9: Seal and Vent
Seal edges by crimping with a fork and cut to vent.
Step 10: Egg Wash & Sugar
Brush top with wash and sprinkle with raw sugar.
Step 11: Bake
Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top and bottom.