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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.

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

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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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Comments

  1. Oh my!!! Those look sooo good! Yumm!

  2. I would eat these all day long.

  3. This looks so good!

  4. Oh my! These look amazing!

  5. 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. OHH MY!! I need to do this! I love pies!!

  7. 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!

  8. Yum! These look way better than the store-bought kind!

  9. I love food that looks beautiful! :) Yum!

  10. I could eat the screen right now, those look so good!!

  11. These look GORGEOUS!!!!

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