Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They’re easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!
Do you like “fried” handpies? I sure do! When I was growing up, my grandma would come and live with us for a few months at a time. I have great memories of seeing her frying fruit pies (apricot, peach, berry, etc) in hot oil in a large skillet. Boy, they sure tasted great when Grandma made them!
I’ve made apricot mini-fried pies (now that I’m all grown up), and always enjoy those, because they remind me of her. Now that I own an air fryer (a birthday gift!), I am longing to create different recipes for air fried “fried pies” (without the oil!).
A couple months ago I decided to try my hand at making blackberry air fryer handpies. I used my standard blackberry pie filling (but cut the recipe in half), and my homemade pie dough (you can use store bought) to make these treats. Guess what? They taste fantastic, so I want to share the easy recipe here on the ol’ blog. Here’s how to make ’em:
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Prepare The Blackberry Filling
Place the blackberries, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. NOTE: If you will be using frozen blackberries, please let them thaw first, and then drain off any accumulated juice before adding the other ingredients.
Stir gently, until these ingredients are combined. This is the filling for your blackberry air fryer handpies. See how easy that was? Set the bowl aside while you cut out the pie dough circles.
Cutting Out The Pie Crust Dough
Roll out the pie crust dough (mine shown below is homemade) into a circle shape, large enough for at least a 9″ pie. If using a purchased pie dough crust, you may need to roll it out a bit more, so you have enough dough for 6 handpies!
Cut the dough into six 5″ circles. You can use a wide mug or glass, or a mini pie tin (like I used) to cut the shape. Collect any leftover scraps of dough, then roll them out again to get enough dough for 6 handpies.
Fill The Blackberry Handpies
Place a heaping Tablespoonful of the blackberry filling into the center of the dough circles. Be careful not to overfill, or the filling will ooze out! I speak from experience! *cough, cough*
Also, be sure to leave some empty dough around all the circle. Do NOT spread the filling out to the edges, because you need to fold the dough over the blackberry filling, and seal the edges.
Anyways… pull the dough up and over the blackberry filling to the other edge of the pie dough. Use the tines of a fork (the backside) and press down on the edges of the handpie to seal the two crusts together. Make sure they are sealed together well, so the pies don’t open up while they are cooking.
You can see where some of the filling juiced out of a couple of the handpies when I crimped the edges.. No big deal, it just looks nicer if they don’t look like they are part of a murder scene! Just sayin’.
Brush the beaten egg over the entire top surface of the dough. This helps the crust to brown nicely while cooking in the air fryer.
Time To Cook Some Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies!
Preheat your air fryer to 370°F. This will take a few minutes. Once pre-heated, carefully place the handpies into the basket. I was able to get all 6 of them into the basket at the same time, but you can cook them in batches, if your air fryer is smaller.
Cook the blackberry air fryer handpies at 370°F for 7-8 minutes. Check them at the 7 minute mark, since air fryer temps can vary greatly with different machines. When the dough is nicely golden brown and crispy on the outside, they are done.
Carefully remove them from the air fryer once done, and transfer them to a wire rack (with wax paper of aluminum foil UNDER the rack. The wax paper or foil will help catch any drips when you brush on the glaze.
Glaze The Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies
While the handpies cool down just a bit, mix the powdered sugar with drops of water in a small bowl, to make a fairly thin glaze.
Once the blackberry handpies have cooled a bit, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze all over the top of the pastry. When the glaze has hardened, the handpies are ready to serve!
Here’s a peek inside one of the blackberry air fryer handpies. See that yummy looking blackberry filling inside? Go on… take a big bite… you know you want to, right?
Hope you will consider trying this recipe! I really love my fairly new air fryer, and these mini handpies were absolutely delicious! Have a great day.
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Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They're easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!
- 2 cups blackberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2½ Tablespoons all purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pie crust (unbaked) homemade or store bought
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 3-4 drops water
Place blackberries, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Stir gently, until ingredients are combined. Set bowl aside. NOTE: If using frozen blackberries, thaw first, and then drain off any accumulated juice before adding other ingredients.
Roll pie crust dough into a circle shape, large enough for a 9" pie. If using a purchased pie dough crust, you might need to roll it out more, so you have enough dough for 6 handpies! Cut dough into six 5" circles. Collect leftover scraps of dough, then roll them out again to get enough dough for 6 handpies.
Place a heaping Tablespoonful of blackberry filling into center of each circle. Don't overfill the handpies, or the filling will leak out! Be sure to leave a dough edge around the circle. Do NOT spread the filling out to the edge.
Pull the dough (gently) up and over the blackberry filling to the other edge of the dough. Use the tines of a fork (the backside) and press down on the edges of the handpie to crimp and seal the two crusts together. Make sure they are sealed together well, so the pies don't open up while they are cooking. Brush beaten egg over the top of the handpies. This helps the crust to brown nicely while cooking in the air fryer.
Preheat air fryer to 370°F. Once pre-heated, carefully place handpies into basket. You can cook them in batches, if necessary. Cook handpies at 370°F for 7-8 minutes. Check them at the 7 minute mark, as temperatures can vary with air fryers. When handpies are golden brown and crispy on the outside, they are done. Carefully remove them from air fryer, and transfer to a wire rack.
While the handpies cool, mix the powdered sugar with drops of water in a small bowl, to make a fairly thin glaze. Once handpies have cooled a bit, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze all over the top. When glaze hardens, the handpies are ready to serve! Enjoy!
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