Mini Strawberry Pies

I’ve had this mini pie baking set for awhile now and after a Sunday morning trip to the farmer’s market, I decided I wanted to finally put the set to use and make mini strawberry pies. This was my first time ever making any sort of pie.

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Ingredients for Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of ice water

Directions for Pie Crust

  1. Combine flour, salt, and sugar in large bowl or food processor.
  2. Gradually work in the small pieces of butter.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time. Mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Shape dough into a flat disk, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Use the larger side of the pie dough cutter to cut out the crust.
  7. After spraying the pie pan, press the dough into the bottom and sides of the baking pan.
  8. Use a fork to lightly put little holes in the dough.
  9. Cover the pie crust with foil or parchment paper. Put pie weights (or use beans or uncooked rice) to keep the foil/parchment paper down. This is to allow the dough to maintain it’s hollow shape.
  10. Refrigerate the pie crust for about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  11. Bake the pie crust for about 20-25 minutes

Recipe for pie crust is found here. Directions for baking the pie crust is found here.

Ingredients for Strawberry Filling

  • 5 cups of strawberries, hulled, and divided
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup of water

Directions for Strawberry Filling

  1. Mash 1 cup of strawberries so that it is like strawberry juice.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, and mashed strawberries. Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture has a thick consistency.  Let the mixture cool.
  3. Spread the glaze in the bottom of the cooled pie crusts.
  4. Arrange the remaining strawberries in the pie crusts and spoon the glaze mixture over the strawberries.

Recipe for strawberry filling is found here.

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