Do you want something that’s hot, blue, and homemade?!? Of course you do. These little pies will certainly be worth the fruit of your labor. Now this was my first time making hand pies and they may now be my favorite type of pie. No joke. They pack up real nice too. A perfect picnic food when picnic weather finally makes it to the Mid-West. Better yet they are the perfect hammock snack. Oh yes – if you don’t already know I am a professional hammocker and if we happen to cross paths I will get you to take a ride in Big Blue –> my hammock.
I’m daydreaming of the days that are coming when I can daydream from my hammock. Mac Book usually always accompanies me, balloon animals are a special thing when the balloon man is around. I too wish it was the other way around.
Can’t you just picture people having a lazy day in a hammock eating these little guys?!?! Match made in heaven. Just need some nice sunshine filled weather and a grand day will surely be had.
Instead four of us munched on these straight out of the oven while chilling on Big Brown (the apartment couch) while the snow melted outside. Burnt mouths were had, but it was done for the love of food. Oh and don’t worry not everything is named with the equation of Big + Respective color. For example if I were to rename these they would be little blue pillows of delight.
Pie Dough (From Oh Lady Cakes) –> one tiny change/replacement was made
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 cup vegan butter, cold
6-8 tbsp. water, cold
1 1/2 cups (12oz.) fresh blueberries (frozen should work too)
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/8 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (half of a small lemon)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp. water
Pulse the flours, sugar and salt together in a food processer. Then cut the butter into the flour mixture and whirl a few times in the food processor. This can also be accomplished in a big bowl and using a pastry cutter, or two knives, and cutting the butter and shortening into the flour mixture.
Transfer the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer and stick the bowl into the freezer for 15-20 minutes to get the ingredients cold.
Once chilled, attach the bowl and the dough hook to the stand mixer.
Mix the water 1 tablespoon at a time while kneading the dough (with the dough hook). (Oh Lady Cakes Note: I’ve achieved smooth dough with only 6 tablespoons of water, but depending on the weather, you may need to use 8).
Once all of the water’s been added, knead the dough for a few minutes then form it into a haphazard ball and wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.
Enjoy the little things in life