hand pie

Make a campfire hand pie your treat of summer! Here’s how to make them…

A hand pie will be your new favorite campfire dessert.

The trio of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker always has a place at the campfire, but we’re making noise about a new recipe for your 4th of July gathering. It’s all-American apple pie – plus a red and blue flavor too.

Amy Richardson has you gather a few ingredients to make toasty patriotic campfire pies in the backyard.

Find more recipes from Amy at greattastebuds.wordpress.com, or on Instagram, @greattastebuds.



Patriotic Bonfire Hand Pies

Party set up

  • Small or large croissants
  • Fresh Strawberry Filling
  • Fresh Blueberry Filling
  • Cheesecake Crumble
  • Butter Marzipan Crumble
  • Vanilla Buttercream Icing



Fresh Blueberry Filling


  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • Sprinkle of salt


  1. In a medium sized bowl, place 3 cups of berries. Set aside.
  2. Place sugar and cornstarch into blender pour in cold water, lemon juice, 1 cup of the berries, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into saucepan and over medium heat, cook until bubbly, and thick stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Pour over berries and stir to coat.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve warm if desired.
  5. Makes approximately 1 quart

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson is a longtime food and party contributor for KSL’s Studio 5. She is a self-taught home cook, recipe innovator, food stylist and food photographer. She shares her enthusiasm and creativity by bringing together beautiful food and family, to make wonderful memories!


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