Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies

In his book Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, Nigel Slater speaks about the friendship between blackberries and apples as both obvious but also sublime. This recipe combines these flavors with puff pastry for a delicious, single-serving treat. 

Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies (vegetarian, baking, fruit pie) | This Healthy Table

This blackberry and apple hand pie recipe does take a little time, but much of it is hands-off with the dough needing time to set in the refrigerator and the baking time. I made these the morning before we had friends over for an afternoon BBQ and they were done in plenty of time. I think it's nice to think about how you'll serve these as well - obviously they could be piled up on a plate but displaying them in a basket is pretty cute as well. They'd also look really lovely with a dusting of powdered sugar. 

Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies (vegetarian, baking, fruit pie) | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this recipe! This has been one of my favorite recipes to test - for obvious reasons - I got to eat so many hand pies! Do let me know if you make it - you can connect with me on Instagram or Facebook by using @thishealthytable 

Yield: 9 servings

Blackberry & Apple Hand Pies

This recipe combines blackberry and apple with puff pastry for a delicious, single-serving treat.

prep time: 1 hourcook time: 40 minstotal time: 1 hours and 40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium Honeycrisp apples, cored and diced

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries

  • 1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons cane sugar

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, preferably Dufour

  • 1 egg, whisked


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the apples and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until soft. Stir occasionally.

  3. Add the blackberries and the 1/4 cup sugar, stir to combine. Let cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the juices are gone and the mixture is jam-like.
  4. Meanwhile, roll the puff pastry into an 18 by 15-inch rectangle on a flat surface. Cut into 9 pieces (6 x 5 inches each).
  5. With one piece of pastry at a time, create an egg wash around the edges and add 3 heaping tablespoons of the apple mixture on one side of the dough.
  6. Fold the dough over the filling, so the short sides meet and crimp the edges with a fork.

  7. Egg wash the top of each pastry packet then sprinkle with a little cane sugar.
  8. Using a sharp knife, create three slits on the top of each pastry packet. Then place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  9. Chill all the pastries in a refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  10. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190C). Bake the pastries for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool before serving, as the fillings will be very hot.



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This recipe was adapted from this one at Bon Appetit. 

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