280. Just look at these adorable mini pies! It is one easy way to enjoy bites of pie without all the extra work. I took one cup of three different fruits: blueberries, strawberries and bing cherries. I seasoned each one:
Strawberries with sugar and hint of lemon zest
Blueberries seasoned with sugar and cinnamon,
and Bing cherries with sugar and a couple drops of almond extract.
Mix each one and set it aside to "sweat" the fruit. You could also macerate the fruit by crushing it at this point for more juice. Sweating works better in small pies.
In the mean time, make your pie crust or purchase a pre-made pie crust. Roll out into a rectangle of approximately 10x15 or so. Cut the crust into squares or rectangles.
Gently push each piece of dough into a mini muffin cup.
Fill each cup with a spoonful of fruit and juice.
You can cut the extra dough into strips to make lattice across the tops of the mini pies. No need to be perfect.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or till the fruit is bubbling and crust is lightly browned.
"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." ~Saint Basil