Sharing how to make these fun mini pies with these simple mini pie recipes. Great for a holiday get together or a mini pie dessert bar! How fun is that?
I love pie. In fact, if my Thanksgiving dinner consisted of Turkey, my sister-in-laws Mashed Potatoes and pie, I would be one happy girl! I have always wanted to try making some miniature pies. I finally got around to it the other day… So, today I want to share with you some fun Mini Pie Recipes!
Could there be anything cuter than things in miniature form? These pies are just too cute and actually a lot of fun to make. I also kept thinking of how fun it would be to have a Mini Pie Party where your guests could pick and choose what mini pie to make…kind of like a Mini Pie Bar! Then with the ingredients to make several different pies, they could mix and match and make their own pies!
HOMEMADE PIE CRUST
To make mini pies, you will need a good pie crust. You can use my Favorite Homemade Pie Crust recipe, which in my opinion is one of the best recipes I have ever tried. Or you can use a store bought recipe…but really…making your own is so much easier than you might think.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PIE CRUST
First, you will need to roll the pie dough out and then cut some circles out of your pie dough. You will need a round cutter or a cup rim to cut them out. The circle should be about a 3-4 inch circle which will depend on the size of your muffin tins.
If you are making a pie that has only one crust, you can create a pie shell by spraying the back of the muffin tin with some cooking spray and then laying the pie crust on the tin. Bake them in the a 350 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. Let them cool and then gently remove them from the pan.
If you are making a pie that will have two crusts (a top and a bottom), you can place the circle of pie dough into a greased muffin tin cup. Mold and shape the pie crust to fill the entire cup so that it comes up slightly above the edge of the cup.
Perfect Pie Dough Recipe
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- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup Shortening Butter Flavored Crisco or Butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp Vinegar
- 1 Egg beat with a fork before adding to dough mixture
- 1/2 cup cold Water
With a pastry cutter, cut the Flour, Butter and Salt together. This step is an important one. Be sure to cut it together well. You will not want to mix the dough much after this step so that you have a nice flakey crust. Handling the dough to much will result in a less flakey pie crust.
Beat the Egg before adding it to the dough mixture.
Add the Vinegar and cold water and then mix together with your clean hands just enough to combine. It should still be lumpy.
Separate the dough into 4 equal sized balls. Set 3 aside.
Flour a smooth flat surface and your rolling pin.
Roll out pie dough into a very thin round pie crust. I like to roll it out onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper with some sprinkled flour. If you have trouble with the pie dough sticking to your roller, dust it with more flour.
You can also add another sheet of wax paper on top of the dough and roll out your crust between the layers of wax paper.
Flip the pie dough over a 9 inch pie plate and carefully peel away the parchment paper.
Gently place the pie dough into the pie dish.
Take a knife and cut away the excess pie dough along the edge of the pie plate.
Flute the edges of the pie crust by pinching it together with your fingers. There are many different ways to do this. Experiment and find one that works for you!
If you are baking a pie shell you will need to poke some holes into the pie crust with a fork.
Line the pie with parchment paper and fill with some dry beans to weigh down the pie crust so that it holds it's shape while baking.
Bake for 10-15 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
(makes 4 thin pie crusts or 2 apple pies)
Fill your pie shells with your favorite filling. We made some mini cherry pies and mini apple pies. We just used a canned cherry pie filling for the cherry pies. Then I cut some strips of pie dough and made a top pie crust by weaving the trips together over the top.
APPLE PIE RECIPE
For the apple pies, I kind of just went with our Favorite Apple Pie Recipe, but down-sized it…a lot. Basically, I just peeled a Granny Smith apple and then chopped it into small pieces. I filled the pie shell so that it was heaping above the cup line. Then I sprinkled some cinnamon and sugar over the apples and covered the pie with the top crust. When adding the top pie crust, be sure to seal the two pieces together with a little bit of water. Poke some air vents in the solid pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the crusts are golden brown.
Apple Pie Recipe
You haven't had a great Apple Pie until you have tried this one! Seriously! It will become your new favorite. Make it for Thanksgiving.
- 2 each pie crust
- 5-8 each apples (Granny Smith, Jonathon or Jonagold)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp butter (cut into small chunks)
- 1 tsp milk (to glaze the top of the pie crust)
Get your pie crusts all ready to go before you start on the pie. You will need a pie shell in a 9 inch pie dish with the edges trimmed of excess pie dough with a knife. You will also need a pie shell rolled out in a circle to cover the top of the pie. Set both aside.
Wash your apples in a fruit wash or vinegar.
Peel and core your apples.
Cut into thin slices.
Fill the bottom pie shell (unbaked) with the sliced apples until it is slightly heaping (the apples will cook down).
Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples.
Add the cut butter pieces around the top of the apples.
Dip your clean fingertips in water and run them along the edge of the pie dough on the edge of the pie dish. This will ensure a good seal between the top and bottom pie shells.
Place your top pie shell onto the pie and then gently press the edges of the top and bottom shells together all around the pie. You don’t want a seam to open or the apple pie juice will spill over and make a mess in your oven…been there…done that!
Trim the excess pie dough with a knife.
Pinch the edges of the pie dough between your fingers to make a fluted edge on your pie.
Dip your clean fingers in the milk and rub milk all over the top pie crust. This will allow your pie crust to brown nicely and make a nice little glazed crust. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on the top crust. Cut some slits on the top pie crust so the pie can vent the steam from baking.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. When the timer rings, turn the oven heat down to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
To make Mini Pumpkin Pies, simply make your Pumpkin Pie filling, fill your baked pie shells so that the filling is just below the top of the pie crusts. Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until the pie filling is completely cooked.
PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
Sharing our family's favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe. This is a staple at our Thanksgiving Meal every Thanksgiving. Try it this Thanksgiving Holiday.
- 2 cups pumpkin pie puree
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar packed
- 1 Tbs cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup milk
Make your Homemade Pie Crust (or Store Bought) according to the directions here on my step-by-step Pie Crust tutorial or on the box.
Bake pie crust in 375 F degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown (full instructions can be found at the link above or here: Homemade Pie Crust
For the filling: Whisk the pumpkin, 3 eggs, and brown sugar together until combined. Add the cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, cream, and milk. Whisk until everything is combined. Filling will be a little thick.
Preheat or reduce heat on the oven to 350 F degrees.
Make the pie crust leaves: On a floured work surface, roll out some pie dough until it is 1/8 inch thickness. Using leaf cookie cutters, cut into shapes. Brush each lightly with a little bit of milk. Cut leaf veins into leaves using a sharp knife, if desired. Place onto a parchment paper or silicone liner and bake for 10 minutes on a baking sheet until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
Turn oven up back up to 375 F degrees. The pie will bake at 375F.
Pour pumpkin pie filling into the warm pre-baked crust. If you did not use a deep dish pie pan, you will have extra filling. Fill the crust about 3/4 of the way up. Use extra to make mini pies with leftover pie dough. Or make two smaller pies. Bake the pie until the center is almost set, about 55-60 minutes. A small part of the center should be a little jiggly. After 25 minutes of baking, cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil so the pie crust won’t burn.
Cool for a couple of hours on wire rack before serving. Decorate with pie crust leaves and serve with whipping cream. Cover leftovers tightly. Good for 3-4 days in refrigerator and can be frozen.
COCONUT CREAM PIE
The possibilities are endless! Make raspberry, blueberry, coconut cream or lemon pies too! Pies of every kind for everyone! And because they are small, you are limited to just one! Sample them all without feeling too guilty.
COCONUT CREAM PIE
This Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie Recipe is so delicious and looks like a professional made it. Perfect to serve for Thanksgiving or the next dinner party.
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 3 cups half and half
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 9 in. pie shell baked
- 1 cup whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.
Serve these mini pies at your next shower or holiday get together. Its a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen and enjoying some delicious treats at the same time!
If you love homemade pie recipes, you might want to check out these delicious pies.
- Tollhouse Pie Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- Buttermilk Pie Recipe
- Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe
- Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
- Apple Pie Recipe
- Strawberry Ice Cream Pie
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie Recipe
PIE MAKING SUPPLIES
- Wooden Rolling Pin
- Pie Plate
- Pastry Cutter
- Apple Peeler and Corer
- Lemon Juicer
- Wax Paper
- Silicon Baking Mat
- Flour Sack Hand Towels
- Mixing Bowls
- Wooden Spoon/Scraper
What mini pies will you be making this holiday season? You be interested in making some of these Mini Raspberry Almond Cheesecake Pies too.
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