Friday, September 2, 2011

Mini Pies

My house guests arrive today. I've been doing lots of cooking and I wanted to be able to offer them a dessert so I made my mini pies.

You can use any pie crust you like. I make a sweet crust. I like the crust to be sweet and the fruit to be a bit tart. I made some with blackberries and peaches with a bit of sugar, flour and lime zest and juice.

The other ones were made with raspberries and lemon zest and juice and a bit of sugar and flour too. The amount of sugar depends on how sweet the fruit is. Both of these berries had wonderful flavor so very little sugar was added.

I line these small custard cups with crust.

Then fill them with the berry mixtures.

Then seal them with a top crust and make a small slit to let the steam escape.

I brush them with cream.

Then sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

They bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Then I lower the oven to 350 degrees and bake them for about 40 more minutes.

You know they are done when the juice looks thick and is bubbling through the slit.