Monday, September 16, 2013

Apricot, Blueberry and Cardamom Hand Pies

I know summer is, sigh, almost over and so is the bounty of summer fruits and veggies. Well, I thought I could give you one last summer joy and bring you these little bites of sunshine, beach waves and sandcastle. Summer we are gonna miss you, but we really are excited for Fall. 
I made these hand pies for my Mom's 65th birthday party. They are super easy, the crust was very forgiving and you could fill them with really any fruit that fits the season. Hmmmm apples and pears and raisins with some Bourbon, for the fall. Now that sounds like a party.
A real vanilla bean was used for the crust. A splurge and totally worth it.
 Fruit filling bubbling out. These were made the night ahead of the party and held up well.
 The blueberries and apricots paired well with the cardamon. If you don't like cardamom, no biggie. You could add cinnamon and it would work just as well. Enjoy and take one last bite out of summer.
Someone I know really enjoyed them!!!