The World’s Cutest Little Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin

May 15

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A few miles down the road from where my grandfather lived when I was a kid, there was a u-pick farm with a big strawberry patch where he’d take me every summer. The farm has since closed, but not before I was able to take Em there when she was just six or seven months old to pick berries and gleefully smash them all over her face. Strawberry season has always held a special kind of magic for me and I’m sure that farm is partially why. While it’s not quite strawberry season yet for us (this far north it tends to be mid to late June), I know it is in many parts of the country so I thought we should make strawberry pies! Mini pies in a muffin tin, because tiny things are adorable and because, duh. Who doesn’t want their own little pie?!

Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin | Click through for entertaining tips, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin | Click through for entertaining tips, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin | Click through for entertaining tips, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

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We’re using pre-made store bought dough for our pies today, friends, and I don’t want to hear any complaints! I love making pie dough, but I don’t always have time to wait for the chilling and all of that, and the chilled dough from the store has come a long way. For my mini pies, I decided to give them all a basketweave top. It’s super easy, but it can take a little bit of time, so if you’re not into all of that, no worries! If you’re into the weaving, use a pizza or pastry cutter to quickly cut strips of dough. If you want to skip the weave, simply use a cookie cutter or a glass or jar to cut out a circle of dough. Top your pie, then snip a few vents into the top of your pie so they don’t explode and make a mess while baking.

Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin | Click through for entertaining tips, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin | Click through for entertaining tips, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

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Mini Strawberry Pies in a Muffin Tin
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 packages refrigerated pie dough
  • 3 cups chopped strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Zest + juice of half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and remove dough from the fridge to warm to room temperature
  2. Spray all the cups of a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray
  3. Unroll dough and use a glass, jar, or cookie cutter to cut out circles of a size that will fit into each muffin cup
  4. Combine strawberries, sugar, vanilla, lemon, zest and cornstarch in a mixing bowl
  5. Fill each crust ¾ full with strawberry mixture
  6. Top with pie crust (either make a basketweave top or use a full top and pierce or cut to vent)
  7. Lightly brush the top of each mini pie with egg wash
  8. Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until golden and filling is bubbling

 

[Art direction, recipe + styling by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

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