Monday, February 21, 2011

Personal Pies

Seriously....how cute are these little darlings?!  They turned out so adorable!  Personal sized pies are extremely easy to make and taste delicious!  This week I'll be doing a lot of baking and testing.  My daughters school carnival is on Saturday and I offered to bake cupcakes for the cake walk and also bake for the bake sale to benefit the PTO.  These are a keeper and I am excited to show them off!



(I'm not shy of generics if you can't tell)

Ingredients:
2 pie crusts.  You can either make your own or buy the stuff ready at the store!
1 can of prepared pie filling (you can use any kind)
Ground Cinnamon (for sprinkling on apple pies)
Ground Nutmeg (for sprinkling on apple pies)
Lemon zest (for sprinkling on cherry pies)
1 egg (missing from picture)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lay out one of the pre-made pie crusts.  You need to take either a pastry cutter, or something circular to cute out the bottoms of your pie.  I used to top of a large cup to just press down and turn until it cut through the pie crust.  If you find you have only scraps left, combine them all and roll them back out flat with a rolling pin. 
Once the bottoms of your pies are in the muffin tin, you can now fill them with whatever pie filling you would like.  I used apple and cherry but the possibilities are endless here.  Get creative! 
At this point I sprinkled cinnamon and nutmeg on the apple pies and put lemon zest on the cherry pies.  Just adds a little extra! 

Next, you create the top of the pies.  My personal favorite was the lattice.  It's soooo cute!!! 
Stir the egg up a little to make an egg wash.  Brush some on top of each pie.  This will make them get some color!  
Throw them into the preheated, 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes.  Mine didn't need to be covered at all.  They turned out perfectly!


Source: The Comfort of Cooking

2 comments:

  1. I never would have thought to use a muffin tin for pies. Maybe this is the way to make individual pot pies as well. It looks like a regular muffin tin, maybe texas muffin would be best for a pot pies. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Yes, these are regular muffin tins. I think it would be a fabulous idea to use the jumbo muffin tins for pot pies!!

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