Another itty bitty pie


So I had some left over pie crust from way back when I made those mini apple pies. I had just enough to make one more mini pie. And it is the THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!!! BOOOOYAAA BABY!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy I am that FINALS are over!!!!! So I thought the excitement called for a summer pie recipe (hence the cherry pie!).I was kind of thinking about making a mini french silk pie but for one I don’t think I had the ingredients for it in the house. And two, we already had cherry pie filling in the pantry.

I know, it kills me-already prepared pie filling. It is soo convenient, but it scares me. A can…with food? That has been in there a while? It just doesn’t sound right to me. 

But I trusted it as any other lazy baker would do. It was quite simple, and the most difficult task was sealing the pie crusts together. Where I always seem to get extra juice coming out.

I do think I have converted to being a lattice crust person. There is just something about them that looks so cute!! Plus, they look like you spent such a long time with it, but in reality it is the easiest thing ever. If you don’t know how to do it, here’s a good video to teach you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jv8BGw31Cg&feature=related

Mini Cherry Pies

1 prepared pie crust

1/2  can cherry pie filling

1 T. sugar, optional

  1. preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Clean and flour your work surface and roll out the dough.
  3. Place the mini pie tin upside down on top of the pie crust and cut around it with about 1 1/2 extra inches of pie crust. Place pie crust in mini pie tin.
  4. Spoon about 1/2 of the can of pie filling into the pie crust, or until there is a pie filling a little over the top.
  5. Place remaining dough on top of pie in a lattice crust form or just plain with a few slits to let hot air escape. If desired, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on top of pie crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until top begins to turn golden. What a cutie ;)
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