The winner of last weeks giveaway is: Nydia!!! Send me your shipping info and I will send it right out.
Teddy thought that since this weekend officially kicks off the summer season, we should do a summertime giveaway. The giveaway includes four vintage banana split dishes and all of the ingredients to make your own banana splits. Except of course the ice cream and bananas, that could get a bit messy. And as you can see, somehow I inadvertently bought a jar of sugar free hot fudge sauce. Do not despair! I already replaced it with the real stuff!
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As anyone that follows this blog knows, I love baking pies. I really love baking pies for memorial day.
And though I like making big pies, once a piece is cut out the pie oozes and looks messy.
So very often I opt to make mini pies.
If you ever choose to try this, put them on a silpat on a cookie sheet to keep them from slipping around.
I line small pyrex bowls with pie pastry and then fill them with berries mixed with a bit of sugar, flour and lemon zest. I really stuff the berries in so that when they bake down there will not be a gap in the pies. These blackberries were huge and I put about 13 into each pie.
I added a dot of butter on top of the berries.
I rolled out the last of the dough and cut rounds to fit the tops of the pies.
You need to leave some dough hanging over the edges in order to seal them.
They don't have to be perfect.
Just before baking I brush the tops with cream and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.
And into the oven they go at 375 degrees.
They bake until golden and the juices are bubbling, approximately 30 minutes. You may have noticed that though 7 went into the oven there are now only 5. The Blog Tech walked in just as they came out of the oven. He squirreled 2 away in a hurry. The Blog Tech can be a little piggy sometimes.
After they cool they slide right out of the glass containers.
That is, of course, if you remember to spray them with cooking spray before you fill them.
Aren't these too cute?
Sorry for so many pics but they are like my little babies.
Until I eat them!
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