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Fourth of July Mini Pie

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Mini Cherry Pies

These mini pies are a fun twist on the classic all American cherry pie. Great for entertaining, these bite sized treats will be the perfect addition to your Fourth of July festivities. Sweet cherry filling on top of flaky crust is a hard combination to beat, especially when served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Let’s talk crust…

Homemade crust is always the way to go, and this recipe is so simple that you will no longer have an excuse to get the store bought stuff ever again!

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Start by combining the flour, sugar, butter and water. Using the pulse setting on the food processor, pulse until the mixture is combined.

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At this stage the dough should be pretty crumbly. Next, split the dough in half to make two balls and wrap them in plastic wrap. Put the dough in the refrigerator while you make the filling.

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For the filling…

Place the cherries and lime juice in a covered saucepan.

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Then, in a separate bowl combine the sugar and corn starch.

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Remove the cherries from saucepan, leaving the juice and set aside.

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Mix the sugar mixture into the juice and cook over low heat until it thickens.

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 Add in the almond extract.

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Almost done… add the cherries back into the sauce and let cool!

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Assembling the pie…

Roll one of the balls of dough onto a hard cool surface covered in flour to avoid sticking.

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Cut out 12 four inch circles… try to avoid making the circles too thin!

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Softly press each circle into the cupcake pan.

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Spoon the cherry filling to the rim of the crust.

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For the top of the pies, roll out the second ball and cut into strips… about 1/4 inch.

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If you want to keep it simple, lay 3 strips of dough in a horizontal direction and then layer three more in a vertical direction.

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If you are feeling fancy, weave the strips…it will really impress your guests!

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Finally, bake in a  375 degree oven for 25 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 sticks cold salted butter
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups frozen sweet cherries
  • the juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 tablespoon almond extract

Directions

  • For the crust…
  • In a food processor combine the flour and sugar
  • Cut the butter into pieces and add to the flour mixture
  • Pulse until the butter in combined
  • Slowly add in the cold water
  • Pulse until just combined and still crumbly
  • Separate the dough into two balls and wrap in plastic wrap
  • Place in the refrigerator and let cool for 30min
  • For the filling…
  • Place frozen cherries and lime juice  in a covered saucepan over med/low heat and cook for 10 min
  • In a separate bowl combine the sugars and corn starch
  • With a spoon remove the cherries, leaving the juice in the sauce pan
  • Add the sugar mixture to the cherry juice and turn on low heat
  • Stir continuously until juice begins to thicken, about 2 min
  • Remove from heat and add almond extract and cherries
  • Let cool
  • Assembling the pies…
  • Roll out one ball of dough on a floured surface
  • Using a 4 inch cookie cutter cut out 12 circles
  • Press each circle into a nonstick cupcake pan
  • Spoon in the filling until almost full
  • Roll out the second ball of dough and cut into 1/4 inch strips for the top
  • Set 3 strips horizontal and 3 strips vertical
  • Place in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 min or until the tops are golden

 

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