Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

Easy Puff Pastry Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies Recipe

Dessert | August 17, 2018 | By

Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

I always have mixed feelings about seeing the blackberries ripen in our farm lane, on one hand, I enjoy foraging for free fruit, on the other hand, those blackberries herald the slippery slope towards the end of the summer.  I’m concentrating on the positive with this quick and delicious recipe for Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

Blackberries for Easyr Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

The first blackberry recipe I always make is Blackberry and Apple Crumble.  I’ve also created other desserts using blackberries like Peach and Bramble Meringue Slice and Fig, Honey & Almond Tart.  Let me show you how to make these Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies, a little taste of the end of summer. 

Ready made Puff Pastry makes Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies so easy!

Using ready-made puff pastry makes it super simple to make the pies. If you can use a rolling pin then you can make these sweet little pies. 

Cut out 12 circles for Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

You need 12 circles to make 6 Hand Pies.  A single 500g block of puff pastry is enough for the 6 pies, you can reroll the remaining pastry and use it to make more pies, but the rerolled pastry never quite puffs up the same as the first cut. 

Egg yolk makes the pastry stick together for Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

It’s important to get a good seal between the two puff pastry circles, you donl’t want your filling to spill out, so brush the edges well with egg yolk.

Sweet blackberry and apple filling for the Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies

The filling should be cold when you place it on the puff pastry, or it will melt the fat in the pastry and you won’t get as crisp a finish. 

Crimp the Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies with a fork

Cut a cross on the top circle and place it over the filling. Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.

Brush the lids of the Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies with egg white and sprinkle with demerara sugar

Brush the Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies with egg white and sprinkle with demerara or other crystal sugar, before baking.

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Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies Recipe
Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Crisp puff pastry pies filled with a thick puree of apples and blackberries, eat them warm with cream or cold with a cup of tea or coffee. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6
Author: Farmersgirl Kitchen
  • 100 grams blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 500g block puff pastry
  • 1 med egg
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar or other large crystal sugar
  1. Peel the apple and cut into 2 cm cubes, place these in a saucepan with the blackberries, granulated sugar and water.

  2. Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved and the apple is soft.

  3. Mix the cornflour with just enough cold water to make a thin paste.  Add this to the blackberries and apples and heat gently stirring until the compote thickens.  Leave to cool. 

  4. Roll out the pastry and cut out 12 circles with a 10 cm plain cutter. Place on a non-stick baking tray or onto baking parchment on a baking tray.

  5. Separate the egg and brush the edges of half the circles with beaten egg yolk.

  6. Put about 3 tsp of fruit compote on the pastry circles with the egg yolk edges..

  7. Cut a cross in the centre of each of the other 6 circles and place over the filling. Press the edges down with a fork to seal.

  8. Whisk the egg white to break it up, then brush the tops of the hand pies with egg white and sprinkle with demerara sugar.

  9. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes until the pasty has risen and is golden brown. Serve warm or cold.  

Recipe Notes

I used cornflour to thicken the compote so it wasn't too wet for the hand pies.  If you have a very soft cooking apple that breaks down well, you may not need to thicken the mixture.

These Easy Blackberry and Apple Hand Pies made with crisp puff pastry and filled with lovely foraged blackberries and sweet apples #easy #recipe #blackberry #apple #pie



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Heidi Roberts

I love picking fresh blackberries! Your ‘hand pies’ look delicious!


So these are what you were making on Instagram! 😀 they look delicious. Apple and blackberry is such a classic combination you can’t really go wrong. I agree though, blackberries mean autumn in my mind!

Lucy Parissi

I love these they look easy and so adorable! We have been collecting blackberries the past couple of weeks and I need ideas 🙂


Ooh, I do love a good pie and these look absolutely ace. I reckon the blackberries are early this year, but they must have liked the hot weather as we’ve got tons of them. Need to go foraging before it’s too late.