Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mini Berry Pies

When John and I lived in Michigan, one of our favorite places for a quick lunch was Grand Traverse Pie Company.  It is basically a Panera, but better because they have the best pies ever! 

One of the pies that we loved was a mountain berry pie with blueberries and raspberries.  I was really craving some mountain berry last week so I thought I would try to recreate it.


What you need:
- Pie crust (I used a premade crust)
- 1/2 Pint of raspberries
- 1/2 Pint of blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/2 Cup of sugar

I wanted to make my pies individually sized, and I saw a great cookie cutter pie crust idea that I thought I would try.  All you need is a large flower cookie cutter (I didn't have a flower, but I did have a snow-flake that looked flower-ish... so I figured it was close enough!).

How to:
1.  Roll out the pie crust and use a flower cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
2.  Press the center of the flower into the bottom of a mini muffin pan.
3.  Bake according to the pie crust recipe.
4.  To make the pie filling, combine a 1/2 pint of blueberries and a 1/2 pint of raspberries in a sauce pan with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a 1/2 cup of sugar.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the berries are soft.
5.  Put a scoop or two of the berry mixture in each pie crust.
6.  Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the crust starts to brown.  Be careful - my crusts got toasty fast!

Serve with vanilla ice cream.



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25 comments :

  1. Oh how I love the Grand Traverse Pie Company - getting a pie from there is always a lovely lovely treat! I love how you made your pies all individual sized, they look so juicy!

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  2. Those little pies are both pretty and yummy looking!! Love it!

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  3. These are so pretty and I bet they are delicious! I love fruity pies!

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  4. Those look SO CUTE and so delicious!

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  5. That looks amazing. You're Martha Stewart.

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  6. these are so cute! sound delish too :)

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  7. These look so good!! There is nothing quite like a homemade pie!!

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  8. The cutest little pies everrrrrr!!!!! I'm sure they are equally delish as well. ;)

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  9. I love that these look like flowers!! So cute! They sound delicious!

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  10. aww these are SO cute! i love the petal design :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  11. How cute! I would have never thought to have done that with the crust, love it!

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  12. These are adorable! I just pinned them! I will be making these some day soon!

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  13. My goodness... my husband would pass out if I put something like that in front of him.

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  14. Yummm! Can you believe I've never been to Grand Traverse Pie Company?! I have no idea why but I need to change that!!

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  15. These are so pretty! Awh! I want to serve these someday soon!

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  16. That is the cutest pie! Snow flake, flower, close enough!

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  17. ummmm that looks pretty and delicious and plus I see ice cream involved ;)

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  18. Oh my goodness these little mini berry pies are adorable!! Ship some over to Chicagoland? Hahaha ;)

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  19. These are SO cute! I love that they're mini and 'flower' shaped too. I've heard of that pie place, but I've never been.

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  20. "Make a pie" is on my summer bucket list so I may just be making these little ones. So cute!

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  21. Oh. My. Gosh. These are the cutest! You are so creative and they look so yum! xo

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  22. so cute! how to you just throw things together like this???

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  23. They're beautiful!! Almost too pretty to eat, but then, they're pie so who WOULDN'T eat them?!! lol Such a great idea to use the cookie cutter. And now I want some pie. I'll have to try your recipe (though I have no cookie cutters to make them as pretty as yours- may have to go buy one)! :)
    Thank you for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

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  24. THESE ARE GENIUS. And I think I have just enough blueberries and pie crusts left to do them... YES. You are a genius.

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