How to Make Berry Delicious Mini-Pies!

by Felicia Gustin

Berries are in season (YAY!) so here's a quick and easy recipe that makes 10 mini-pies that are so delicious and will be a big hit at your next meal, get-together or potluck!

Supplies

  • 1 ½ Cups Blackberries
  • 1 ½ Cups Raspberries
  • 1 Cup Blueberries
  • -- OR --
  • 4 Cups Any Berries you want
  • ½ Cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • Milk (to brush on crust)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 375°F.

    Step 2

    We'll be using a cupcake pan for our mini-pies. You can increase or decrease the recipe to make the number of pies you want. This recipe is for 10 mini-pies.

    Step 3

    Coat each space with butter to keep the pies from sticking and for some added flavor.

    Step 4

    Trick: you can use precut pastry dough (already cut into circles) or pie crust dough that you roll out and cut into circles. This is what makes this recipe so quick and easy.

    Step 5

    Here are the precut pastry circles. See?! I told you this was easy!

    Step 6

    Put a circle into each of the cupcake spaces.

    Step 7

    I used a glass to press the dough in so I wouldn't break the dough with my nails. 💅 Don't worry if they overlap – you'll be folding the edges in before they go into the oven.

    Step 8

    Measure the berries in a bowl. I'm using 1.5 cup each of raspberries & blackberries & 1 cup blueberries. But you can use whatever combination you want, even 4 cups of one kind of berry if you prefer.

    Step 9

    Raspberries!

    Step 10

    Blueberries!

    Step 11

    Add the 1/2 cup of sugar. More if you want them sweeter. This is just to enhance the natural sweetness of the berries.

    Step 12

    And one tablespoon of corn starch. To bind it all together and bring out the natural juices of the berries.

    Step 13

    Mix well and then put the berries in each of your "mini-pie crusts." The berries will reduce in size so fill each pie generously.

    Step 14

    The pastry dough comes with 12 circles to a package but I only used 10. The other two I set aside and cut for my lattice topping

    Step 15

    Put strips of dough across each pie. I was in a hurry but you can get more creative than this! Then fold in the edges of each pie crust inward and brush with milk.

    Step 16

    Sprinkle sugar on top of each pie.

    Step 17

    Into the oven for about 20-25 minutes. The pies are done when the crust is golden brown.

    Step 18

    All done!

    Step 19

    Messy! You'll want to remove each pie from the cupcake tin before they cool down. Otherwise they will stick. Use a butter knife to ease them out gently.

    Step 20

    Put the mini pies on a cooking rack to cool slightly.

    Step 21

    Aerial view. ✈

    Step 22

    Plate and serve for a most berry delicious dessert! Enjoy!

    Step 23

    Top with vanilla ice cream for an added treat! And be sure to follow me for more quick, easy and delicious recipes plus great crafts and life style ideas plus a few surprises!