So I was bored. It was raining..again. I had this can of pie filling. Yes..actual store bought, high fructose, cherry pie filling. Shocker I know, but at one point it was for a church dessert and I didnt need it so there it was on the counter. I decided to try to make mini pies. The thing about eating store stuff is that my body cant handle a lot. Rather than make a whole pie which normally gets divided into 6 pieces…4 of which gets split between us all and that leaves two more..one for mom and one for dad..sorry kids.. kids shouldnt eat sweets 😉 ,this makes 12 yummy bite size portions that I can actually eat without it upsetting my digestive system.
I started off with homemade pie crust. The recipe is this:
1 1/2 c sifted all purpose flour- um I dont sift and I only use white wheat
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c shortening- I used softened butter
4-5 TBS water
I”m sorry but I”m not going to explain how to make a pie crust..if you need to know because your just starting out, watch a youtube video or find a recipe book with instructions.
Ok anyway I took a muffin tin and left it right side up. It said you could make tart shells by doing it over a custard dish or I could have turned it upside down but maybe if I make a chocolate pudding pie or something I’ll do that. Anyway regular muffin tin, right side up..I rolled my dough out flat with a rolling pin.
Then I found a large soup mug and pressed it in the dough.
Next I took the circle and placed it in my muffin tins. Pardon the stained muffin tins 😉
I placed cherry pie filling in and baked it for 20 minutes. Yummy. Top with a small scoop of homemade ice cream like I did or some whipped cream.
Enjoy and Happy Homesteading!! 😀