Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mini Strawberry Pies Recipe

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Mini Strawberry pies recipe

Last week Fran and I were waiting to see the doctor for one of her eye appointments. Fran started talking about some healthy recipes that we should try, then she said, you know, we have some fresh strawberries you should make some mini strawberry pies.

So, somehow we went from healthy recipes to desserts. I'm not one to argue because Farn always knows best. I wanted to make sure everything in this recipe was fresh all the way to the whipped cream.


I started by making this easy strawberry pie gelatin


easy strawberry pie gelatin
Here is what I used:

9 fresh strawberries
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup water
1-1/4 sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch

I put the 9 strawberries, lemon juice, and water into my NutriBullet to make a liquid base.

This yielded 2 cups of liquid. If you don't have a NutriBullet you can do this in a blender.



Using a saucepan on medium heat add the liquid and sugar. Bring this to a boil and add the cornstarch a little at a time, stir constantly until it becomes thick then remove it from the heat. I placed the gelatin in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator while I made the pie crust.

Easy Pie Crust Dough: 


easy pie crust dough
2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 tablespoons ice cold water

I added the flour, butter, sugar, and salt into my KitchenAid mixing bowl. Using the batter attachment I mixed until crumbs formed and the butter was cut in.

Then add the ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough forms.

I rolled the dough into a log and cut it in half, wrapped it in plastic and put it in the refrigerator.
After 30 minutes I rolled the dough out on a floured surface to 1/8-inch thick. I cut circles a little less than 4-inches. You can use a cookie cutter or whatever you have on hand.

To roll out my dough I use this handy Norpro Pastry/Pizza dough roller. I think this handy tool gives you much more control than using a rolling pin.

easy pie crust dough

I sprayed a muffin tin with Baker's Joy No-Stick Baking Spray and carefully formed the crust in the tins. Then baked these at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

strawberry pie gelatin recipe

Fill each mini crust with a tablespoon or more of the gelatin.


I cut strawberries in half and placed them on top of the gelatin. This recipe yielded 18 nice little mini strawberry pies. I used 9 more strawberries for this plus whatever Tyler was eating while we finished these.

I topped these tasty sweet treats off with homemade whipped cream using this simple and quick recipe from Berly's Kitchen. Click the link to get this absolutely easy and creamy whipped cream recipe. While you're on their site take a look at more of their amazing recipes.

I had to hurry with this, as Tyler was eating the whipped cream by the spoon full as we topped them off.  

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.


17 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! I will have to try it for sure.

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    1. Thank you Kim, I hope you like them. Have a great weekend :)

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  2. I can't wait to try these Sam. They look so yummy.

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    1. Another easy one to make Brenda, Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend :)

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  3. I like your guys' version of healthy! These look absolutely delicious and good for the spirit if nothing else!

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    1. Yes, somehow healthy went right out the door as soon as Fran mentioned pies!! Thanks Carlee :)

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  4. The perfect time of year for your mini strawberry pies! YUM!

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    1. Thanks Susan, These mini strawberry pies are really so easy to make. Thanks again :)

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  5. I am drooling. This looks yummy and I am sure I will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing Sam.

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  6. I am drooling. This looks yummy and I am sure I will love this recipe. Thanks for sharing Sam.

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    1. I hope you you enjoy Thelma. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  7. I love when you include your family in the stories about your recipes. Sounds like Fran came up with yet another winning idea. Love strawberries!

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    1. Fran always come up with the best ideas. I'm not sure how we went from healthy cooking to this dessert but they were delicious. Thanks Susan :)

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  8. Perfect season to make this (like pie needs a season!) No doubt this will be a favorite of mine! Vegetarian as well :)

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  9. What a fabulous recipe and you make it look so easy! I've made strawberry pies pretty much all of my life, but I have never made mini strawberry pies. I can hardly wait to test this recipe on my family.

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  10. Nice one again Sam..look lovely :)

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