My favorite show was Pushing Daises, Sadly it was too creative for mainstream television and only lasted a few seasons. They are available on Netflix though 🙂 There was Ned the Pie Maker, a girl named Chuck and a girl named Olive along with a few others. Chuck came up with the idea to make “Cup Pies” a mini pie that was about one cup in size. SO when I received the Mini Pie maker from Williams Sonoma for Christmas this year I was so excited A, because it is easy and fun and B, I can make Cup Pies like Chuck!!
Super Easy Strawberry Cup Pies (use a mini muffin tin and pinch the tops closed with a fork if you don’t have a pie maker)
Store bought pie crust (you can make your own too but is one ingredient that store bought is actually just as good)
2 cups chopped strawberries
1/2 lemon juiced
2 tablespoons honey
1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot (arrowroot is better but I do not have it)

Chop the strawberries and squeeze the lemon juice over them.
Add the honey , corn starch and stir them until mixed well.
roll out the dough and cut circles for the pies. One Dough should be enough for 2 pies.
Using a 3 inch circle cookie cutter cut out 2 rounds and using a 2 inch cutter cut out 2 as well for tops.
If you are using a Breville Pie maker you just put the bottom piece in and press very gently down to set bottom.
Spoon in about 1 cup of the strawberries. They will fall a little as they cook but do not make it way over filled or they will leak.
Place top on and close pie maker for 5 to 8 minutes and then they are done!! Magic!!!

If you are using a mini muffin tin line the tin with parchment and press in the 3 inch piece, fill up fill strawberries and place top on, using a fork crimp the edges together so it stays closed.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 min                            By the way, this Pie Maker is wonderful. You can make everything!! I did veggie pot pies, berry pies, mini Shepard’s pies. So fun and no mess~~


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Conor Bofin
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 17:41:38

    Very tasty looking. I would think of them as Pocket Pies. Ideal to bring along to a rugby match for half time feeding.


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