mini blueberry pies.

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So, I’ve made mini blueberry pies before.  However, this time I made the crust from scratch!  I always love making bite-size desserts for a small party or get-together. It’s so much easier for people to eat in a crowd! For this recipe, I used Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk flavor Power Cakes mix for a piecrust, and filled each pie with blueberry! Serve these with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. YUM!

Recipe: (makes 10 mini pies)

  • 2 cups Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes mix
  • ¾ cup (1 & ½ stick) very cold butter, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ice water
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • turbinado sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine Kodiak Cakes mix, salt and sugar into a bowl and mix
  • Add very cold butter and Kodiak Cakes mixture to a food processor
  • Pulse until mixture becomes crumbly
  • Add ice water slowly until dough forms together
  • Remove dough onto a floured surface, and form into a ball
  • Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper and place in the refrigerator
  • In the meantime, add blueberries to a sauce pan
  • Add lemon juice and sugar
  • Bring to a boil and stir frequently until all the blueberries pop and mixture becomes more of a liquid
  • Add cornstarch, mix until combined and remove from heat to let cool
  • Remove pie dough from the fridge, and place on a floured surface
  • Roll dough out until about ¼ inch thick
  • Cut and place into greased mini pie molds
  • Fill each pie mold with blueberry filling (about ¾ full)
  • Cut a piece of dough big enough to cover each pie, and cut the extra dough off
  • Make slits in the top of each pie for venting (I cut out a star in the middle of the top of each pie before placing on top, and then cut slits)
  • Beat egg in a small bowl with about 1 tablespoon water
  • Brush the top of each pie with egg wash
  • Sprinkle turbinado sugar on each pie
  • Place all pie molds on a large baking sheet
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until pies are golden brown on top (if you’re making a larger pie, longer baking time is needed)
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream… or BOTH! Enjoy!

 

 

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