Get Rich or Pie Trying: Boozy Berry Hand Pies

Written by on October 14, 2015 in Liquor, Recipe - No comments

Columbus is having a bit of a Pie Renaissance. From savory spinach delights at Lineage Brewing, to the Honeykiss Bakery Salted Chocolate Pie (swoon!) at the Ohio Taproom, it’s obvious that alcohol and pie are a perfect pairing. The only thing better? Putting a favorite local spirit, OYO Stone Fruit Vodka, in your pie! These flaky blueberry-laden delights are your drink and dessert in one, and are dangerously easy to create. Think of them like a boozy adult pop-tart!

Boozy Blueberry Hand Pies with Stone Fruit Vodka

Boozy Hand Pies

Yields 14 pies

1 box puff pastry dough, both dough sheets thawed
1 pint blueberries
1/3 cup OYO Stone Fruit Vodka
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar, plus more for dusting pies
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, mix together sugar and cornstarch. In a saucepan, whisk together vodka, water, and cinnamon. Slowly add in sugar-cornstarch mixture, whisking well, and bring to boil. Add blueberries and cook for 5 minutes; stir but do not crush berries. Remove from heat and set aside, allowing mixture to cool.

Oyo Stone Fruit Vodka

Roll out the puff pastry dough into a 12 in. by 12 in. square on a floured surface. Cut circles from the dough using a pint glass, until all dough is gone.

Spread out the dough circles on a large, floured surface. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cooled fruit mixture into the center of half of the dough circles. With remaining circles, place on top of the fruit-filled cut-outs to cover the berries.

Using a fork, seal the edges of the top and bottom crusts. Dust the pies with a thin layer of sugar just before baking. Cut a small X in the top of each pie with a knife to release steam. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until pies are golden and flaky.

Boozy Hand Pies 2

Gobble up most of the pies and pretend the recipe only made six. Enjoy!

About the Author

Caroline Clippinger is the creator of Columbus Culinary Connection, where she shares her favorite restaurant and drink spots, recipes, + more. She finds bliss through beers, bourbon, baking, and bellowing at the TV during Jeopardy.

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