Raspberry Pocket Pies


I used to dream of going out to the backyard and picking fruit so I could make fabulous things with it: jam, syrup, or pocket pies. I started working on that dream several years ago but there were some hiccups along the way:


Step 1: buy house

Step 2: put in yard

Step 3: put in garden

Step 4: sell house due to unfortunate circumstances with employer

Step 5: rent different house with no garden

Step 6: wait two years

Step 7: get back on feet and purchase another house

Step 8: put in yard

Step 9: put in garden

Step 10: water and fertilize raspberry plants

Step 11: wait a few years for plants to grow and produce fruit

Step 12: pick raspberries

Step 13: make pocket pies


I’m here to say that dreams really do come true. It may take 11 years but darn it, stick with it. There’s nothing quite like fresh home-grown, or as we say at my house “homemade” raspberries.


1 15-oz. pkg. refrigerated pie crust dough OR1 recipe of dough for double crust pie

1/3 c sugar

2 t cornstarch

1 c fresh raspberries

1 egg, beaten

granulated sugar for sprinkling


Unwrap or roll out dough and cut four 9-inch circles. In bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Place 2 tablespoons raspberries in center of each pastry circle, slightly off center. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar mixture over raspberries. Brush edges of circle with egg. Fold pie in half and seal edges with fork*. Place pies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Cut two small slits in top of each pie. Bake at 400°F for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 4 pocket pies.


*or awesome easy-to-use Nordic Ware Pocket Pie Crimper

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3 Responses to Raspberry Pocket Pies

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    Carol, those look and sound so delicious! I’m so proud of you for going through those steps (and they are hilarious to read!) to get your homemade raspberries! I can just imagine these little pies straight from the oven with loads of vanilla ice cream melting onto them. You are my hero!! (Okay, heroine.)

    • Carol says:

      Thanks, Jan! You were dead on . . . we loaded them with vanilla ice cream hot out of the oven (as soon as I could photograph one) and we finished them off! You sure do know how to do food right! You know what goes good with what. And how to find just the right ingredients, even if you have to get them shipped from overseas. You’re my hero/heroine too!! Mutual heroine society meeting come to order!! hee hee

  2. Amy DeMordaunt says:

    You have raspberries! Wonderful (sigh…)

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