Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mini Lattice Pies

I love pies, especially pies full of fresh fruit. The rest of my family is weird though. They don’t like pies.

Yes, I know. The horror.

So I don’t bake pies often because I don’t want to be eating an entire pie by myself.  (Well I might want to eat the entire pie but it definitely would not be good for my waistline or health).

While shopping at William Sonoma, I came across this lattice pocket pie mold that was on sale at clearance. Mini lattice pies, how cute is that? And it would solve my pie problem. I could just make individual serving pies for myself. Perfect.

So I purchased it, and then it sat in my closet for a while. And then this weekend, I bought a ton of berries: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries.  Perfect time to make some fresh berry pies.

The lattice pocket mold was easy to use. You press it on the rolled out pie dough to form the bottom crust layer and the lattice top. The lattice top takes a little work because the mold does not completely cut through it, so I had to manually remove the little chunks inside. Then you place the bottom crust on one end of the mold maker, and the lattice top on the other end. You place your pie filling and then you close the mold and it helps press and seal the pocket pie.

The pies came out so cute. You can eat them with a plate and a fork but you could also pick it up and eat it with your hands like a pop tart.

Fruit pie fillings are so easy to make. Some sugar, some cornstarch, maybe some spices and you are done.

With one pie crust recipe I was able to make two strawberry ones and two blueberries ones.

After these finished baking, I eagerly dug in with a fork. I love eating pies when they are still piping hot. Delicious.

These pies are simple and sweet. The fresh berries really shine.

And what do you know, apparently if you make things cute and mini, suddenly certain pie haters want to eat them too.  I only got one pie to myself and the rest were eaten by my pie hating family.

Mini Lattice Pies
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Recipe type: dessert
Author: Kirbie’s Cravings
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Pie Crust
  • Your favorite pie crust recipe (I used the one written on the William Sonoma pie mold)
  • 1 beaten egg for the egg wash finish
  • Blueberry Pie Filling
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Strawberry Pie Filling
  • 2 cups of strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Make the pie crust dough and roll out until about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Using lattice mold, press into the dough and cut to form mini pies.
  3. Place the bottom pie section on one end of the lattice mold and fill with berry filling. Place the other lattice cute out on the other end of the lattice mold and press close until ends are sealed.
  4. Remove pies and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush tops with beaten egg.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and bake for approximately 20 minutes until pie crust turns golden.

 

 

12 Responses to “Mini Lattice Pies”

  1. 1

    Jennie @ Oh Sweet Day! — June 4, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    These are so cute!! Your lattice work is perfect!

    • Kirbie replied: — June 5th, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

      Thanks! I didn’t have to do it myself though since I had the cut out.

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    Carol — June 4, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    Haha, pie-hating family ate your pies. Just goes to show you how delicious they were and showed your family the error of their ways, heehee. Those are so cute. Kind of reminds me of a pie pocket.

    • Kirbie replied: — June 5th, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

      I really wanted to pick them up and eat them like a pie pocket, but I was afraid of making a mess.

  3. 3

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 5, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    These are adorable! I love that you can eat an entire pie yourself:-)

    • Kirbie replied: — June 5th, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

      Haha, I’m not sure I love that I can eat so much. I need to have more self control.

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    Sophie Su — June 5, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Yes the horror, how could they not love pie?
    Those are adorable! When you mean it serves 4 does that mean you can make 4 individual pies?

    • Kirbie replied: — June 5th, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

      Yes, I was able to make four individual pies with one pie crust recipe.

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    Connie — June 5, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

    How cute, tiny individual pies! Fresh berries are especially delightful when paired with buttery crusts. They’re so cute, even pie-hating people would eat them! Cheers to awesome clearance bin finds :-)

    • Kirbie replied: — June 5th, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

      Apparently William Sonoma no longer carries them which sucks. Luckily I got one. I guess they used to have other shapes too. I would love to get some in other shapes

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    Rosa — June 6, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    Must get these! I love pie and have been craving them but Husband doesn’t like them (fruit!!). This would be perfect.

    • Kirbie replied: — June 6th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

      I was so excited when I saw this. The website doesn’t have them anymore though. I wonder if they can be found somewhere else or maybe a similar gadget from a different company. Husband should eat fruit, it’s good for him! Hopefully your baby will having your eating palate

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