A few weeks ago we had a fun day in Connnecticut where we went blueberry picking and out to dinner for delicious Indian food for with Naomi Nachman’s family. It was a jam-packed and super fun day catching up and, of course, talking a lot about food! Both the blueberry picking and the Indian food are what inspired to make this out of the box dessert…Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies. I mean, can a Southern classic with an Indian twist be any more on brand for me?!?
See, when we got home we had tons blueberries to use up and I began to brainstorm what to make with them. Blueberry handpies were the first thing that came to mind. I was also inspired by the flavors I had eaten at the Indian restaurant so I mixed in some cardamom into the blueberry filling. I know it might sound out of the ordinary but trust me it works!
Little did I know I had created one of my all time favorite flavor combinations, blueberries and cardamom. The strong, aromatic, and citrusy flavors of the cardamom just pairs so well with the tart blueberries. Seriously it’s a match made in heaven! As good as the hand pies were though, I knew I wanted to add one more layer of flavor. I whipped up a super easy to make a lemon cardamom glaze that takes it to a whole other level!