Mixed Berry Hand Pies


1 box frozen puff pastry, defrosted in fridge

1 16-oz bag frozen mixed berries

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup sugar + more for sprinkling

2 T cornstarch + 2 T cold water

1 egg + 1 T warm water


Whisk together the cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl until all the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside.

Combine the berries, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium high on the stove. Once the berries have burst and the mixture has started to simmer, slowly drizzle in the cornstarch/water and stir constantly while bringing up to a boil. Boil until thick, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the pastry.

Preheat oven to 375.

Working with one piece of puff pastry at a time, roll out to smooth edges and then slice into six equal sized squares. Place squares on a lined baking sheet.

Place 1-2 tbsp berry mixture onto half of the pastry. Carefully fold over pastry and pinch all edges together well. Make three small slits into the top of each.

Whisk together the egg and water well then brush on each pie. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over each.

Bake for 30 minute until golden brown.


45 minutes