July 24, 2012

Mini Lattice Pies...

I'm like a fat kid eating cake when it comes to pie...
or chocolate, ice cream, brownies, .... anyways,
Remember the Mini apple pie?

Well, this is the same but blueberry and apple lattice.
Purchase a box  (I usually get 2... 1 for extra---
and you can always freeze the rest for another time)
of already made pie crust. Roll it flat and take a jar lid or something round
to do a cut on that will fit your muffin pan. After spraying the muffin tin, you can
fill your pie with pre-cooked strawberry or blueberry, even black berry, apple etc...

To pre-cook the berries or diced up apple--
all you have to do is add a little spoonful of butter or you can just use
about 3-4 TBSP of water (if you don't want the extra butter) and simmer your fruit 
on a saute pan for about 15-20 minutes until it breaks down.

You can add a full top of the pie like my previous mini apple pie
or make little strips to make it a lattice.
Apple pies are often known to have the lattice top.
Lattice is a type of pattern (if you didn't already know that)  
Similar to my friend's new fence which is a lattice fence.

It's quite simple and not as overwhelming like a large pie might be.
It's also great for portion control and great to easily share or have as presentable desserts. 

Bake in the oven on about 350 degrees until the crust gets to be a golden brown color.
You also want to place your muffin tin in the center of your oven on the middle rack
as well for even distribution of heat but, these are little so the bottom of the pies 
shouldn't really get soggy like a large pie might get.  Just think middle when baking 
this mini pie from muffin tins.  Muffin tins are the ultimate double-duty times a hundred. 
It really is endless what you can use a muffin tin for!