Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mini Pie Time

Though the temperatures are in the 90's much to my dismay, I still had to fire up the oven and make pie.  It is Memorial Day weekend and I always make pies for this holiday.  Plus, my daughter is home with her firefighter and he loves rhubarb.

Early yesterday I harvested some of my rhubarb.

I diced it up and mixed it with some strawberries, a bit of sugar and flour.

As always I made mini pies.  I just hate having a whole pie sitting around after it has been cut into.  I use a pate' sucre dough.  I like the crust to be sweet and the fruit to be a bit tart.

I made some blackberry ones too. I always add some lemon zest because it perks up the fruits flavor.

Ready to go into the ovens.  This is another example of why my one arm looks like Popeye's now.  These are very heavy!

I brush the tops with cream and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.  These bake for about an hour at 375 degrees.

Fresh from the oven and smelling very good.  I didn't eat these myself but feedback has been very good!