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Mini Strawberry Pies

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Fresh strawberry pies … miniaturized!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cups Cold Butter, Cut Into 1/2" Cubes
  • 2 whole Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • _____
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • ½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar, Not Packed
  • ¼ cups White Sugar
  • 1 dash Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Nutmeg
  • 4 cups Halved Strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract Or Flavored Liqueur

Preparation

To make the crust:

Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup cake flour and salt together in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the cold butter cubes and mix on low for 1 minute, then add the eggs and mix on medium low until the dough forms a cohesive mass. Pat the dough into a disc, wrap in cellophane and place in the fridge.

To make the filling:

In a small bowl mix together the 1/2 cup flour, cornstarch, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a larger bowl, toss the strawberries with the vanilla extract and then toss them in with the dry ingredients.

To assemble the pies:

Preheat oven to 400F. Place a cupcake pan in the freezer.

On a clean surface, roll out 3/4 of your pie dough until it is about 1/8″ thick. Return the remaining 1/4 of the dough to the fridge.

Cut circles in the rolled-out dough using a round that is approximately 3″ in diameter to make a total of 9 circles. Remove cupcake pan from fridge and lightly grease 9 of the cups with butter. Gently press each dough round into greased cups, coming all the way up the edges and leaving a small rim of dough at the top. Patch any holes with a pinch of extra dough from the refrigerator.

Overfill each pie with the strawberry mixture. Roll out remaining dough and slice into 1/4″ to 1/3″ strips. Lay strips of dough across each pie in a criss-cross pattern, pinching each seam together as you go along.

Place the cupcake pan on top of a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. If at anytime the crust is becoming too brown, cover pies with aluminum foil and continue baking. When done baking, let the pies cool in pan for 30 minutes, then remove and let pies cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Makes 9 pies.

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captainsharmie on 6.28.2010

this is the best recipe ever.

i made them and they were perfect, even without a mixer. i used my hands and everything came out fine. thanks so much for sharing!

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oneordinaryday on 5.4.2010

Had to tell you that your photo is beautiful!

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greengirl on 4.17.2010

I just made these this afternoon and they were delicious! I was wondering if I could have your permission to put them on my blog?

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DessertForTwo on 4.14.2010

Pies made in a cupcake pan? I think I just died. That is the single cutest thing I have ever seen. This is cuter than babies. Well, almost. :)

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monstermama on 4.13.2010

Those are beautiful! I love them….maybe I will try to make them. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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Carly on 11.4.2012

These came out sooo amazing! I as skeptical at first because of the flour and thought they might come out dry but that was not the case at all! My family absolutely loved them and I will be making them again for Thanksgiving! :)

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Becki D on 8.19.2010

OK, so the pie dough was not my best friend, but my family totally loved these adorable treats. I blogged about it here:

http://www.beckibakes.com/2010/04/19/easy-as-pie/

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captainsharmie on 6.28.2010

this is the best recipe ever.

i raved about them on my blog (http://captainsharmie.blogspot.com/2010/06/everythings-better-miniature.html)

“Everything you’ve heard about pie crust being difficult to make is a lie! Never be afraid to try it yourself, even if you don’t have a mixer. Your hands will make a solid replacement, as long as you remember to refrigerate the dough once in a while.”

:)

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bellacathryn on 6.8.2010

I’ve had these in my recipe box for months. We had new friends for dinner and they turned out absolutely adorable. Rave reviews from us, we loved them!

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Southernisms on 5.19.2010

these pies are Fantastic and so cute! every time i make them i get rave reviews. at first i was worried that the recipe called for too much flour, but the pies are definitely too runny without it! thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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