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Mixed Berry Hand Pies with Glaze

Buttery, flaky crust is filled with a mixed berry filling and topped with a naturally pink glaze and sprinkles. Spread the love with these Mixed Berry Hand Pies with Glaze this Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for more naturally pink desserts, check out some of my other favorites like Organic Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, Strawberry Almond Cake, or my Strawberry French Macarons.

mixed berry hand pies with glaze
mixed berry hand pies with glaze

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Buttery & Flaky: This recipe starts with a buttery and flaky crust! These Mixed Berry Hand Pies are portable, individual, little hand pies that taste just like a traditional pie but in a smaller form.

Mixed Berries: I use a mixed berry jam for this recipe that includes strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cherries. You can use any kind of jam you like with any mix of fruit. You could also use a single fruit jam as well, making this recipe incredibly adaptable.

Naturally Pink: These Mixed Berry Hand Pies are covered in a naturally pink glaze and sprinkles. I use Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye that is made using beets along with India Tree Natures Colors Pink Sprinkles, making these Mixed Berry Hand Pies incredibly festive for Valentine’s (or Easter) and they have no artificial colors.

mixed berry hand pies with glaze

Ingredients for Mixed Berry Hand Pies

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Organic Mixed Berry Jam

Organic Raw Honey

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye

India Tree Nature's Colors Pink Sprinkles

mixed berry hand pies with glaze

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer (or you can use your hands)

Rolling Pin

4 ½-inch cookie cutter (or a glass will work)

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

mixed berry hand pies with glaze

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How to Make Mixed Berry Hand Pies

Step 1

To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour and cane sugar. Turn on low for two to three rotations to combine the dry ingredients.

Remove the butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes. The smaller the cubes, the flakier the crust: Cut the stick of butter into four and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Measure out the cold water and have it ready.

Turn the mixer on low and slowly start to incorporate the ingredients. Gradually turn the mixer to medium speed. Once the butter mixture looks like wet sand, immediately add in all the 1/2 cup cold water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop the mixer.

Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight before rolling out the pies.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add 2 tablespoons of water into a small dish.

Step 3

Remove the plastic wrap from dough and place on a floured surface. Roll out to 1/4-inch thick. Using a 4 ½-inch cookie cutter or pastry cutter, cut out 10 circles and transfer 5 of them to the prepared baking sheet.

Step 4

Add about 1 ½ tablespoons mixed berry jam onto the middle of each circle on the parchment paper, leaving a small boarder. Using your hand, dip your finger into the water and go around the boarder of one of the pie circles. Then immediately place one of the additional dough circles, using the water to seal it together. Repeat with the rest of the pies so each one is topped.

Step 5

Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes, until the dough is firm. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 6

In a small dish, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of honey. Microwave for 10 seconds until the honey has melted and you can easily combine the ingredients.

Step 7

Remove the baking sheet from the fridge and using a fork, crimp the edges around each pie. Brush each pie with the honey and water mixture and make one vent hole in the middle.

Step 8

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. (Be sure to check the Notes at the bottom for high altitude baking time). Let cool completely on the baking sheets.

Step 9

To make the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, pink dye, and water and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze. Using a butter knife, spread glaze the on top of the pies. Top the glaze with sprinkles.

mixed berry hand pies with glaze

Tips for Mixed Berry Hand Pies

• Make sure your butter is cold! This is crucial for making buttery and flaky pie crust. If you are new to making pie crust, check out my article All Butter Pie Crust for tips and tricks.

• You do not need a mixer to make pie crust, but it’s just easier and faster. If you don’t have a mixer, check out my article All Butter Pie Crust for instructions on how to make pie crust without a mixer.

• I used a mixed berry jam for this recipe, but you can use any kind of jam you like! If you want to use a different mixed berry mix you can! And if you want to use a single fruit jam, you totally can!

• I use Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye to naturally color the glaze pink. This is totally optional and you can omit this if you don’t want to color it. You could also use different colors if you choose a different flavor (like blue for blueberry, orange for apricot, or purple for blackberry!).

• I top these with India Tree Nature’s Colors Pink Sprinkles. This is also totally optional! You could omit these or even use different sprinkles or colors.

• Make sure to store these in a cool dry place. The best way to keep these is just out on the counter on a plate. Do not put them in a cake dome or airtight container as they will get soggy.

mixed berry hand pies with glaze

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of jam?

Yes! If you want to make these strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, apricot… the possibilities are endless! You can even change up the color glaze you make to match the flavor — purple for blackberry, orange for apricot, you get it!

How should I store these?

These Mixed Berry Hand Pies with Glaze are a buttery and flaky pastry so they should be stored in a cool, dry place to retain that texture. This really means that you just leave them out on the counter on a plate! Don't store these in an airtight container as they will become soggy.

Can I make hand pies at high altitude?

Yes! With all my recipes, you can easily make them at high altitude (anywhere above 5,000 feet) with just one simple adjustment to the baking time. Make sure to look at Notes at the bottom of the recipe for the high altitude adjustment.

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Mixed Berry Hand Pies with Glaze

Mimi Council
Naturally pink, full of mixed berry goodness inside a buttery and flaky crust. These Mixed Berry Hand Pies with Glaze can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack, or even dessert!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 5 hand pies
Calories 369 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Crust

  • 255 grams 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cane sugar
  • 170 grams salted butter (cold)
  • ½ cup cold water

Filling

  • 170 grams mixed berry jam
  • 2 tablespoons water

Pie Wash

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon water

Glaze

Instructions
 

  • To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour and cane sugar. Turn on low for two to three rotations to combine the dry ingredients.
  • Remove the butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes. The smaller the cubes, the flakier the crust: Cut the stick of butter into four and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Measure out the cold water and have it ready.
  • Turn the mixer on low and slowly start to incorporate the ingredients. Gradually turn the mixer to medium speed. Once the butter mixture looks like wet sand, immediately add in all the ½ cup cold water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop the mixer.
  • Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight before rolling out the pies.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water into a small dish.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from dough and place on a floured surface. Roll out to ¼-inch thick. Using a 4 ½-inch cookie cutter or pastry cutter, cut out 10 circles and transfer 5 of them to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Add about 1 ½ tablespoons mixed berry jam onto the middle of each circle on the parchment paper, leaving a small boarder. Using your hand, dip your finger into the water and go around the boarder of one of the pie circles. Then immediately place one of the additional dough circles, using the water to seal it together. Repeat with the rest of the pies so each one is topped.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes, until the dough is firm. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a small dish, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of honey. Microwave for 10 seconds until the honey has melted and you can easily combine the ingredients.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the fridge and using a fork, crimp the edges around each pie. Brush each pie with the honey and water mixture and make one vent hole in the middle.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely on the baking sheets.
  • To make the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, pink dye, and water and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze. Using a butter knife, spread glaze the on top of the pies.
  • Top the glaze with sprinkles.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days.

Video

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Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 20 t0 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 0.3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 220mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 850IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.04mg
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