Easy Braided Berry Hand Pies

Easter is coming up and although I’m bummed my kids aren’t here yet, I will be happy to spend this time with family and celebrate the occasion. Since we are a young family, we haven’t developed any traditions of our own, just those that we grew up with ourselves, but I know our own will develop over time! Each holiday and special occasion for us is usually accompanied by food and Easter is no different. Colton and I made these delicious Berry Braided Hand Pies {which are super easy!} and would be perfect for Easter Brunch.

Braided Berry Hand Pies // via Busy Mommy

With most recipes, I like to have a purely homemade version and then a version with meal-helpers I can use when I’m in a time-crunch. Frozen bread dough makes these hand pies easy as…. pie. You could make an apple braid version or even your own personal pizza braids.

Berry Braided Hand Pies! The perfect breakfast or dessert.

The berries are cooked on the stovetop while sugar and cornstarch are incorporated to make a delicious filling. The bread is rolled out and strips are cut on each side.


These are easy enough for the little ones to help with. Colton was very meticulous about spreading the berry filling exactly in the center.


The braiding is a little harder, which can be reserved for the older kids. The braids can be time consuming, but that’s what makes it so beautiful!

Easy Berry Braided Hand Pies with Powdered Sugar Glaze

3 cups mixed berries, frozen (or fresh!)
1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thaw and let rise (or try a homemade bread dough like this one!)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 Tbl. cornstarch

  1. Cook the berries on medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the sugar. Mix the cornstarch in the water and add to the berry mixture. Cook on a low boil for 5-10 minutes while stirring. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Spread the bread dough out on a floured surface. Cut into 4 rectangles. Using a pizza cutter, cut the same amount of strips on each side of the bread dough leaving room for the berry mixture in the middle.
  3. Add the berry filling down the center. Fold the top two strips, down over the berries to create the end of the braid and prevent berries from spilling out.
  4. Continue to alternate folding the strips to the other side until you get to the end!
  5. Bake at 350 until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  6. If you want a powdered sugar glaze, melt 3 Tbls butter, add in 1 cup powdered sugar and a bit of milk until it has a glaze consistency.

Super Easy Mixed Berry Braided Hand Pies!

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  1. Misty says

    @ Emily:
    I sure will! BTW, I served them on Easter and they were a huge hit! Even though they didn’t look as pretty as yours, people didn’t know how they were suppose to look and just tasted them. Seriously SO delicious!

  2. Misty says

    @ Emily:
    Hi Emily, I used the frozen kind, thawed it, and let it rise. I cut it in 4’s and rolled it out to what I thought was a good size. Is it possible that I let it rise too much? I let it sit out a little longer than normal. Next time I’ll make my own dough. They do taste very good though!

  3. Emily says

    Misty, it’s hard to tell what happened. What type of bread did you use? Did you let it rise? Maybe it wasn’t rolled out big enough? How long did you cook it?

  4. Misty says

    Ah man… these looked SO good in your picture then I tried to make them and they look completely opposite. They exploded open. I think I got one decent looking one. I wish I could post a picture of ours side to side… mine is so pitiful:-) Taste good though! Any suggestions to not get them to explode? Next time I guess I’ll try to pinch the braid tighter and not fill it so full (even though I didn’t use nearly the amount of filling I made).

  5. says

    Oh man – these look SO good! I love pie, and these look like something I would have no trouble sitting down and eating an entire batch:-)

  6. says

    Yum! The look delicious! When I read the title I instantly thought “crap I cant make that”, then after reading I think I can totally handle it! Im going to give this a try, I think this is something my bunch would love!

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