Mini Fruit Pies

posted by Andrea | 07/17/2010

I love pie.

I love eating pie, I love making pie, I love nearly all vartities of pie!

The only problem with pie is that the crust always seems to get soggy before we can eat it all — there are just 2 of us you know.

So today — as I was contemplating whether or not I should make a pie (and knowing that my husband would definitly want me to make a pie) — I decided to try something new…

… mini pies!

I figured that if I made mini pies, I could make as many as we needed and I could customize the filling so everyone got their favorite pie.

Not sure why I didn’t think of this sooner?

Anyway, mini pies are extremely easy and take less than 20 minutes to bake (half that of most full pies)


Ingredients:

  • Pie Crust Dough — I used store bought refrigerated crust but feel free to use homemade
  • Filling — choose your favorite pie fillings and make mini batches of each one (or use canned filling)

Directions:

  • Use a biscuit cutter to create mini pie crusts — cut as many or as few as you want

  • Press the crusts into muffin tins
  • Fill with your favorite filling

  • Top with a lattice crust, full crust, crumble, or no crust.

  • Pinch the edges to seal the crust
  • Bake at 375 for 13-17 minutes or until the filling is bubbly (cover with tin foil if they start to get too brown)

Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.

What is your favorite pie?

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30 comments

  1. stanley

    07/22/2010

    I just had some lunch. I could use some dessert…

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’d welcome you to our leftovers…but there aren’t any!

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  2. Elizabeth

    07/22/2010

    Divine! I am going to do this with my family one night! Great site, by the way.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Elizabeth — These pies would be so fun to do with the fam…good luck!

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  3. jodimichelle

    07/22/2010

    LOVE this!! I saw something like this from a couple other blogs a while back as well and have been meaning to try this – found your site through TILT with Diaper Diaries :) And your title of “Mini Fruit Pies” had me!! Today is my MIL birthday so this would be a great treat! (They look sooooo good!)

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  4. The Diaper Diaries

    07/22/2010

    Oh this is 100 kinds of fabulousness!!!!!!! I can’t WAIT to try this

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  5. Trish

    07/22/2010

    I WANT PIE! This is just so yummilicious I want to lick my screen! Thanks for this post, now I will be off to make some pie!

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  6. Jennifer Young

    01/15/2011

    Oh, yum. This is SUCH a great idea! I am definitely going to try this. This will be great to do with my 4 yo too. (Thanks for stopping by Vanderbilt Wife and commenting on my Cookie Exchange post:)

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  7. Tammy aka @SkipsMKGirl

    01/29/2011

    LOVE this idea! We are trying to use up things in the house before our cross country move and I have one pie crust left. On the fillings, did you have little bits of each kind already opened? Trying to think of what I could use without going to buy and open lots of pie filling…

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    Andrea Reply:

    Tammy,
    I actually just made mini batches of pie filling {from scratch}. I simply used about a 1/3 of whatever the recipes for Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Blueberry Pie called for. Canned pie filling would work too, but most pie filling is just fruit, sugar, and a bit of flour; so I just use whatever fruit we have in the fridge.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your move!!

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  8. Lucy @ Lucyeats

    02/21/2011

    That is the most genius idea I’ve ever seen. So cute!

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  9. rene@bargainhoot

    02/22/2011

    I love these! Who knew you could just use a muffin pan!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Rene,
    Yes, muffin tins worked wonderfully and were very easy to clean up!

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  10. mel

    03/04/2011

    coat the pie crust bottom with chocolate. then let it dry. it will keep it from getting soggy. unless you don’t like chocolate. haha.

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  11. peter

    03/06/2011

    What about savory filling? Like chicken pie or veg pie? Would this work for that also?

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    Andrea Reply:

    Yes, you could most definitely use chicken, beef, or veggies to make savory mini pies. I’ve done that several times and they turn out great.

    Here’s a delicious recipe for chicken pot pie. You’ll probably want to cut the recipe in half…and you’ll definitely need more crust, but the filling would be great for mini pies!

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  12. Adam

    03/09/2011

    http://imakestuff.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54f8b789388340133f11aea2a970b-800wi

    I love, LOVE the idea of these. If you made up say, 2 dozen, you could store them individually in little containers like the ones I linked above. Feel like a nibble of dessert? Whip one of these out of the freezer and you’re off to the races!

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  13. sarah

    03/16/2011

    This is incredible! What a genius, “duh” idea! And your different crusts are adorable, just picture-perfect. Ohhhh I can’t wait to do this with the 2-year-old tomorrow!! Thank you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Sarah,
    These pies were really fun to make and the crusts were a big hit! With spring time just around the corner, I’m thinking of making another batch!

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  14. fajas colombianas

    06/07/2011

    These treats are very mouthwatering. I suggest using peanut butter or chocolate on the pie stuffing.

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  15. FishMama

    06/18/2011

    Did they crumble when you pulled them out of the pans? I imagine that I’d have a mess, but I LOVE the idea!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Nope, no crumbling at all. They came out just fine! {but I did use store bought crusts which I think helped}

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  17. Donna

    10/28/2011

    This is such a great idea! My family is full of pie fiends but they can never decide which pie they want me to make–now everyone can be happy!

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  18. Roze

    02/15/2012

    Thank you so much for posting this! I do medieval recreation and was looking for a way to do individual pies without having to spend a whole lot in individual tins. (I’m also a college student so money is scarce lol) This is PERFECT!

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  19. Sarah F

    03/02/2012

    What size cutter did you use for the crust?

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  21. LR

    06/20/2013

    How would you go about freezing these?

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’ve never tried freezing them, so I’m not sure. I’m not a big fan of frozen pies, but that’s just me :)

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  22. Shanna

    02/19/2014

    Did u grease the muffin tins? If so with what?

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