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These Easy Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies are made using already made pie crusts with a homemade blackberry pie filling inside them. The hand pies are air fried which means they are ready fast without heating up your oven.

air fried blackberry hand pies on wooden tray with fresh blackberries and mint leaves for garnish

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. Sponsored items used in this post are from Dixie Crystals

Summer dessert Week is here! Welcome to this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You’re going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 blogs/bloggers creating summer themed dessert recipes all week! We’re sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you’ll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have a great giveaway for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Before I tell you about the giveaway and our generous sponsors, let me tell you what I’ll be sharing this week.

  • Monday: Easy Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies (that’s this recipe!)
  • Wednesday: Soft Baked Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
  • Friday: Blueberry Muffin Cake
Dixie sugar package with blackberry hand pies

This mini handheld blackberry pie recipe couldn’t be simpler. I baked them in the air fryer, but you can easily bake them in the oven. Summertime in Georgia is hot hot hot, so I try not to turn on the oven, and that is where the air fryer is handy.

The filling for these pies uses fresh blackberries and white granulated sugar from Dixie Crystals Sugar. Dixie Crystals Sugar is a staple in my pantry. It is THE only sugar I use. Quality products are key to delicious baked goods.

Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies are quick to bake up and that makes them a great spur-of-the-moment summer dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be a great compliment to these blackberry pies. If you want to have two kinds of hand pies for your guests, try this air fryer apple pie.

air fryer blackberry hand pies close up

How easy are these hand pies to make in the air fryer?

The hardest part (and it’s not even hard) to these hand pies is making the blackberry pie filling. You’ll use fresh blackberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar that you cook on the stovetop until it’s a thick fruity filling. No fresh fruit? Use frozen blackberries instead. You can even make the filling the day before and refrigerate it. Just let it come to room temperature before using.

bowl of fresh blackberries

Once the pie filling is cooled completely, you’ll use refrigerated pie dough and cut out your circles of dough, place blackberry pie filling and a small amount of cream cheese on the dough, fold over and crimp. Brush with an egg wash, sprinkle with coarse sugar, and place in the air fryer (this is the one I love to use).

Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pie Ingredients

  • Blackberries
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • lemon
  • cream cheese
  • refrigerated pie crust dough
  • egg
  • coarse sugar
  • air fryer

Instructions for Making Blackberry Hand Pies

When making desserts that require the fresh fruit filling to be cooled before using in a recipe, I like to make that first. This way it will cool at room temperature while I am preparing the rest of the recipe.

If you do not have fresh blackberries, you can use frozen ones. No thawing necessary, just add a couple of minutes to the cooking time when cooking the pie filling.

I used premade pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store for convenience; but you can make your own homemade pie crust.

close up of blackberry hand pies on wooden platter

Step 1

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Step 2

Add the blackberries and sugar to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat. Cook the berries, mashing with a potato masher or the back of a spoon, until they start to break down and release their juices, about 2 – 3 minutes.

white sugar in pot with blackberries

Step 3

Mix together the cornstarch and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture and the lemon zest to the berries and stir until there are no more lumps. Continue to stir until the filling begins to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.

Step 4

Roll one of the pie doughs out on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8-inch thick. Use a 5-inch round biscuit (this what I use) or cookie cutter, or the rim of a bowl, to cut out as many rounds as you can. Repeat with remaining dough round, gather the dough scraps and reroll as necessary to get 8 rounds. 

large biscuit cutter

pie dough cut into circles

Step 5

Place 1 small cube of room temperature cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each dough round. Fold the dough over into a crescent and crimp the edges with a fork. Cut a couple of slits in the top of each pie for venting. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle a bit of the coarse sugar over the pies.

pie dough circles with pie filling and cream cheese

Step 6

Place two of the pies in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown, flipping the pies over about halfway through cooking time. Repeat until all pies are baked. Serve warm. Note: cooking time depends on the size of your air fryer and how many you can make at one time.

Baking the mini blackberry hand pies in the oven

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the pies as above except place prepared pies on baking sheet. Bake until the pies are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

close up of blackberry hand pies on wooden platter

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • No fresh blackberries, use frozen and add a couple of minutes to cooking the fruit pie filling.
  • Easily can change out the blackberries for another fruit. Try blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mix.
  • Can be baked in oven instead of the air fryer.
  • Add a glaze to the pies instead of topping with the coarse sugar.
  • Make your own pie crust if you don’t want to use an already made one.

#SummerDessertWeek Sponsors and Giveaway!

PRIZE #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away 1 (one) 4.2 Quart (4 Liter) Electric Air Fryer

PRIZE #2

Prize #2 — Circulon is giving away a TOTAL BAKEWARE 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set – Two 9-Inch Round Cake Pans, 9-Inch Square Cake Pan, 9-Inch x 5-Inch Loaf Pan, 9-Inch x 13-Inch Rectangular Cake Pan, 10-Inch x 15-Inch Cookie Pan

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 26th until July 31st at 11:59PMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 2 (two) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 2 (two) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Circulon. These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

air fryer blackberry hand pies close up

Easy Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies

These Easy Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies are made using already made pie crusts with a homemade blackberry pie filling inside them. The hand pies are air fried which means they are ready fast without heating up your oven.
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Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 box refrigerated premade pie crusts (2 crusts in box)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened – cut into 8 small equal pieces
  • 1 egg beaten
  • raw or coarse sugar

Instructions

  • When making desserts that require the fresh fruit filling to be cooled before using in a recipe, I like to make that first. This way it will cool at room temperature while I am preparing the rest of the recipe.
  • If you do not have fresh blackberries, you can use frozen ones. No thawing necessary, just add a couple of minutes to the cooking time when cooking the pie filling.
  • I used premade pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store for convenience; but you can make your own homemade pie crust.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • Add the blackberries and sugar to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat. Cook the berries, mashing with a potato masher or the back of a spoon, until they start to break down and release their juices, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Mix together the cornstarch and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the cornstarch mixture and the lemon zest to the berries and stir until there are no more lumps. Continue to stir until the filling begins to thicken, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
  • Roll one of the pie doughs out on a lightly floured surface until about 1/8-inch thick. Use a 5-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, or the rim of a bowl, to cut out as many rounds as you can. Repeat with remaining dough round, gather the dough scraps and reroll as necessary to get 8 rounds.
  • Place 1 small cube of room temperature cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of each dough round. Fold the dough over into a crescent and crimp the edges with a fork. Cut a couple of slits in the top of each pie for venting. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle a bit of the coarse sugar over the pies.
  • Place two of the pies in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown, flipping the pies over about halfway through cooking time. Repeat until all pies are baked. Serve warm. Note: cooking time depends on the size of your air fryer and how many you can make at one time.
  • Baking the mini blackberry hand pies in the oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the pies as above except place prepared pies on baking sheet. Bake until the pies are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes

Tips Tricks and FAQ
No fresh blackberries, use frozen and add a couple of minutes to cooking the fruit pie filling.
Easily can change out the blackberries for another fruit. Try blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a mix.
Can be baked in oven instead of the air fryer.
Add a glaze to the pies instead of topping with the coarse sugar.
Make your own pie crust if you don’t want to use an already made one.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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16 Comments

  1. I have an addiction to hand pies! These look so good and so easy to make. Adding these to my list now.

  2. 5 stars
    These were so much better than the little dollar pies from the store! I loved how simple the air fryer made it to cook the pies! This was a perfect summer treat!

  3. 5 stars
    I love hand pies almost as much as I love blackberries! This looks like the perfect summer dessert!

  4. I made a mistake on IG folllow for Books N Cooks, and put in my Pinterest username by mistake, but I am following her on IG