Posts Tagged ‘pie’

Miniature Cherry Pies

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


My children made these miniature cherry pies, and don’t they look just fabulous? They tasted delicious, and they were easy for my children to make. They are perfect for a tea party, a delicious dessert, or a snack for any time of day.

You need a muffin tin, pie crust dough, and a can of cherry pie filling. It’s really that simple. Roll out the pie crust dough on a floured counter with a rolling pin. Then use a circular shape to cut out crusts for each muffin tin.

Place the pie crusts into each slot in the muffin tin. You can press it in to go up the sides higher, so that the cherry pie filling doesn’t spill over too much.

Spoon the cherry pie filling into each slot in the muffin tin.

With the left-over pie crust, cut strips, and place them like a tic-tac-toe on the top of each miniature cherry pie.

Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Enjoy your miniature cherry pies with your children!

Creative Ways to Use Cookie Cutters #16: Jam Tarts

Thursday, May 9th, 2013


You can make these easy jam tarts with ready-made pie crust, jam, and a cookie cutter! Delightful, easy, and delicious!

First you will need to unroll the pie crust. Press a cookie cutter in the desired shape on top of the pie crust. If you want to make more tarts, you can roll out the dough to make it thinner. I did the pie crust both ways (thick and thin), and they were both delicious and tasted about the same.



Make sure to cut two of the same shape: one for the top and one for the bottom. Place one piece on a cookie sheet or pizza stone. (I prefer using my pizza stone for baking cookie-type foods because they never burn.) Spread raspberry jam on the lower piece of pie crust. (I also made some chocolate tarts by spreading Nutella on some of the tarts.) Then top with another piece of pie crust. If you want, you can brush the top of the tart with egg white so that it browns more nicely.


Now serve these jam tarts with some British tea with milk and sugar in a gorgeous teapot, and invite friends. Enjoy the tarts!