“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”David Mamet
Fruity and boozy with hints of ricotta and thyme in every bite.
Today is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pie which started in 1975 when Charlie Papazian a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher who declared his own birthday, January 23, to be National Pie Day. Why not celebrate the day by making a pie, full of flavor and fits in the palm of your hand.
For this recipe I used the strained pulp from Blood Orange juice along with 1 tbsp of the juice. Any Orange will work in this recipe.
This recipe yields 8 hand pies.
For the Crust: Use your favorite pie crust recipe or simply use a store bought pie crust.
For the Blueberry Bourbon Filling:
Any quality Bourbon will work for this recipe, for more bourbon flavor you can add an additional tablespoon.
For Ricotta & Rosemary Filling:
Combine 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt, and 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary.
The creaminess of the ricotta and the freshness of the rosemary adds something unique and special to this pie.
For the Topping:
To make the Blueberry Bourbon Filling:
Assembly and Baking:
The whole house will smell wonderful when baking these pies.
Baby don’t you cry
I’m gonna make a pie
I’m gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle
Quincy Coleman – Baby Don’t Cry lyrics
I hope that you enjoy this recipe and I look forward to hearing how your Blueberry Bourbon Hand Pies with Ricotta & Rosemary turn out.
Recipe and Images © Drink In Nature Photography and Drink In Life Blog.