Blueberry Basil Handpies with Chevre

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recipe by Lena Geller

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In the same way that everyone has a hot dog horror story, I feel like most people have had a horrible experience with goat cheese (chevre). Maybe you mistook it for whipped cream during dessert at that farm-to-table restaurant. Maybe you threw it up after consuming a rancid breakfast burrito. It can be overpowering if utilized incorrectly, but in these handpies, it's glorious. Basil plays on the cheese's savory side, while honey brightens the sweet, tart berries.

recipe updated Oct 20, 2018


  • Basic pie crust icon
    Basic pie crust
  • Soft goat cheese icon
    Soft goat cheese
    ½ cup
  • Blueberries icon
  • Bottled lemon juice icon
    Bottled lemon juice
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zest
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    ½ cup
  • Honey icon
    4 tbsp
  • Egg icon
  • Turbinado sugar icon
    Turbinado sugar
    4 tbsp


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
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  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Pastry brush
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  • kCook icon Cutting board
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Cutting board

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  1. Prepare a cutting board with waxed paper
  2. Add basic pie crust
  3. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  4. Slice into rectangles
  5. Spread with softened soft goat cheese
  6. Get a clean saucepan
  7. Add blueberries
  8. Add bottled lemon juice
  9. Add lemon zest
  10. Add granulated sugar
  11. Heat for approx 5min on medium heat until thickened
  12. Spoon fruit into pie one by one
  13. Sprinkle with finely sliced fresh basil
  14. Drizzle with honey
  15. Press together
  16. Pre-heat
  17. Get a clean small bowl
  18. Add egg
  19. Whisk
  20. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
  21. Transfer pie to baking sheet
  22. Brush pie with eggs
  23. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar generously
  24. Bake for approx 20min until golden brown and let cool
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