Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches

July 1, 2015
Food,Recipes

Do you remember where you were when you had your best “ah-ha!” moments? For me, the lightbulb always goes off in the shower – the only place where I can seek solitude these days. No phone, no computer, and no toddler. So it was in the shower one morning, that I was envisioning making blueberry pie for the 4th of July because really, it doesn’t get more American than that, right? Or wait, maybe ice cream sandwiches instead. Those are always crowd pleasers. Hmmm, what if I replaced cookies with mini blueberry pies? Blueberry pie cookies?? Ice cream sandwiches made with blueberry pie cookies?!?!?!? Honestly, American. Honestly, YUM. Ding, ding, ding. I nearly ran out of the shower with a head full of shampoo suds.

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches by @honestlyyum honestlyyum.com

(images by HonestlyYUM)

BLUEBERRY PIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 5 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks cold, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of ice water
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of lemon zest
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  • Sift flour, sugar and salt into the bowl of a food processor
  • Cube cold butter into small squares and place inside food processor
  • Pulse until butter is no larger than the size of a pea
  • Slowly stream ice water in the feeder, a few tablespoons at a time, until the the dough just slightly starts to hold together. If the dough is a bit too wet, meaning it sticks to you hands when you pick it up, you can dip your hands in some flour and give it a few good kneads
  • Divide the dough in two, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours
  • Toss blueberries in lemon juice, zest and corn starch and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Dust a surface with flour and roll out one of the dough halves until it’s very thin but not too fragile
  • Use a round cutter (I used a 2.5″ biscuit cutter) and cut out 20 rounds
  • Place 10 on the baking sheet and spoon a few blueberries onto each round
  • Cover the blueberries with the other 10 pie crust rounds and press down the edges. I like to use the end of a chopstick, dipped in flour. If the two crusts don’t stick, you can seal them with an egg wash
  • Once all the pie cookies are sealed, brush with an egg wash
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the pies are a nice golden brown
  • Cool on a wire rack for a few hours
  • Sandwich a small scoop of vanilla ice cream between two pie cookies
  • Serve immediately or keep covered in the freezer until ready to serve

Conversation

I made this last year for Thanksgiving and it came out darn good. Excited to make it again.

Hands down one of the best ideas ever!!! Suddenly I’m seeing Apple pie minis with cinnamon ice cream. Or cherry pie mines with cherry fudge ice ream. Or little peach pie minis with mango icecream! Or little Nutella mini pies with coffee ice cream. Or, or, or…… so exciting to dream up more!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think I could make the unbaked pies with the blueberry filling and keep them in the freezer (or fridge?) overnight, and then put them in the oven when i’m about ready to serve them?

hello, I’m triyng to do the recipe and I had a doubt, how many time do you let the blueberrys in the lemon juice? thank you!

HONESTLY YUM indeed!! I can’t stand it! LOL! I need to make these asap!

These look too good! Don’t make you feel as guilty either since they’re so small! 🙂

Great idea! Are you sure you didn’t get this idea from thekitchenmccabe.com when she posted this exact same thing a year ago?

@Griffin, I’m sure my little brain was able to come up with the idea on my own. However, I don’t doubt that thekitchenmccabe and others have beat me to the punch!!

This might just be the smartest dessert I’ve ever seen.

this is the best use of pie! it is so creative, pretty, and delicious!

HI THIS IS AMAZING. There’s something very satisfying/American about carefully crafting a pie and then baking it inside a cake, blending it into a milkshake or using it to bookend an ice cream sandwich.

These may quite possibly be the most adorable thing I have ever seen!!

Omg, these are brilliant!! Ding, ding, ding for sure! I can only imagine how good they taste, Mmmmmm

I agree, some of my best thoughts come to me in the shower as well. lol And this recipe looks so delicious! I’m definitely adding this to my list of things to make. Your photos are beautiful!

This looks so happy and delicious! Mini pies are so cute 🙂 Perfect for 4th of July!
Happy Summer!
xx Lane

This is brilliant and gorgeous and I can’t handle how good of an idea this is!! My best ideas always come while driving, must mean I’m not using my whole brain while I’m commuting to work? Who knows!

You’re killing me with this. This is hands down the best thing I’ve seen since pull apart bread! AH!

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