Ree Drummond’s blueberry pie recipe is the perfect portable summer dessert

Ree Drummond has the perfect summer dessert idea that’s totally portable and so easy to make. The pioneer woman The blueberry pies recipe even uses a time-saving store-bought shortcut.

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Ree Drummond cooks up a summer dessert that’s perfect for on the go

Drummond showed how to make his easy blueberry pie recipe on an episode of The pioneer woman. She was preparing a hearty tailgate lunch to deliver to hard-working ranchers and needed a dessert that was “perfect for eating on the go.”

She explained, “They’re perfectly wearable, really adorable, and they always do well with any crowd.”

The Food Network host added: “The blueberry pies are so delicious. It is a very good dessert to deliver when you are outdoors. It’s not very messy, all the fruit is inside a delicious pastry, and everyone here loves blueberries.

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How to make Ree Drummond’s blueberry pies recipe

Drummond started by cooking blueberries and sugar in a saucepan until bubbly and juicy. She added a slurry of cornstarch and lemon juice to thicken the berries, along with lemon zest and vanilla. “Super easy,” she says.

She cooked the berries until thick, then left the filling to cool.

Drummond worked on the dough for dessert using an easy shortcut ingredient. “I use store-bought frozen puff pastry,” she explained. “I let a few packets thaw in the fridge overnight and they’re perfect.”

Drummond cut the dough into squares, spooned filling in the center of each, then brushed the edge with egg wash to “act like glue” and keep the dough sealed while baking. Drummond folded the dough from one corner to meet the opposite corner and crimped the edge with a fork.

The pioneer woman star placed the pies on baking sheets lined with parchment paper and brush with egg wash then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. She left the hand pies to cool before drizzling them with a glaze made from powdered sugar, water and vanilla.

“When it comes to desserts, you definitely don’t want to take anything too messy,” Drummond explained. “Don’t ask me how I know that. Anything too sticky or dripping, certainly anything that melts very easily is not a good idea. Especially in summer. »

She added: “Something like hand pies are great because all the mess is inside. They’re super easy to eat – they don’t need a fork and a knife and it’s always a more.

The full recipe is available at Food Network website.

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‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s dessert receives rave reviews

According to reviews left on the Food Network site, Drummond’s blueberry pies are a hit. People said “These hand pies are delicious!”, “Excellent and very easy to make!” and “Yummy! A huge hit in my family.

One reviewer shared: “My wife made these tonight and they were absolutely phenomenal!! The lemon really pops and cuts the sweetness a bit. Super simple too.

Other people shared how they changed the recipe with other toppings. “I have made them several times according to the recipe and I love them! I have a few people who are not blueberry fans, so I made it with several pie fillings and Nutella,” one reviewer wrote.

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