Wednesday, July 8, 2009

patriotic mini pies...

pie filling

Roll out crust and cut circles out that are about 1 inch bigger than mini muffin cups. Press gently into muffin pans and crimp edges. Fill about 3/4 full with pie filling. Cut out stars with remaining dough and place on top of each pie. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake according to crust directions. Serve warm or at room temp.

Yes, I know...the 4th of July is over, but who says you can't celebrate all month??? Especially when you can do it with pie!
I made these for our 4th of July bbq and they were a hit! I used my favorite pie/tart crust recipe, and blueberry and apple for the fillings. For the apple I cut the apples pretty small and tossed with a little splash of lemon juice, a little sugar and cinnamon and a little flour to thicken it ( exact measurements here. I just winged it.) I did the same for the blueberry filling.
I made 24 mini pies. If you have filling and dough leftover you can always make a tart or turnovers.
For a more detailed (and entertaining) recipe go


carin davis said...

They are ADORABLE!!!!!!! I am scared of pie...but those are cute enough to try! There is always the 24th!!!!

alison said...

oh my gosh!!! I can picture a big scoop of vanilla ice cream with a little pie in the middle. Those look yummy.

Julie said...

These look AMAZING!! I think I just may make these for my 24th of July BBQ. Awesome!!

Frieda said...

You are so creative! I found your site through the Hive...I look forward to reading and trying the recipes of another fellow Utah blogger!

faisal said...


Great post. But I think taste buds are effective on our tongue.

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diane said...

Who the heck is Faisal? He needs to get a life.

Those pies are a taste of heaven.