Try out those baking skills with our easy mini blueberry pies recipe!
Well, summer is almost over. And if you are like me, you may be wondering where in the world summer went! So maybe you are thinking that you really want to try something new before school starts in a few weeks. This is where I come in. Da-da-da-DA! Get ready because it’s time to make mini blueberry pies! Last summer, I decided I wanted to try to bake something different and new. I’ve always loved blueberries and thought it’d be fun to try to make a pie. So I went to the grocery store and picked up a few supplies, check it out!
What you will need:
— 1 pint (or a box) of fresh blueberries (remember to wash them!)
— 1/3 cup of all-natural pure cane sugar
— 2 tablespoons of flour
— 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
— 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
— a dash of cinnamon
— a little bit of butter or an egg
-— 2 ready-to-bake rolled pie crusts
— 4 mini casserole dishes
— Pam baking spray
— a fork
— an oven
1. Pre-heat your oven on “Bake” to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Spray the mini casserole dishes (if you don’t have these, then cupcake tins will do) with Pam spray and spread the Pam around with a paper towel so it covers the entire inside surface of the dish.
3. Place the rolled pie crust that you’ve cut slightly larger than the perimeter of the mini casserole dish or cut to fit inside the cupcake tins you’re using. There should be crust hanging over the sides. Poke a couple tiny holes in the bottom of the crust with a fork.
(At this point, go ahead and use the dish as a cookie cutter to cut the remaining pieces of crust into a perfectly sized round shape for the top.)
4. Mix the blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, cornstarch, and flour together. Then, spoon that blueberry mixture into the dishes (remember to check that you already rolled the crust into them) and fill them up to the top, or right below the top.
5. Place the round shaped piece of crust on top of the blueberry mixture and pinch the sides so they blend together with the sides of the bottom crust that are hanging over the edge of the dish.
6. Now comes the egg wash. The first time I made this, I actually forgot about the egg wash and did a butter wash instead. Luckily, the mini pies survived and turned out wonderfully! Therefore, you can either do a normal egg wash (crack an egg and whisk it with a little milk; then brush it over the top of your pie crusts) or a butter wash like I did (melt some butter and brush it over the top of the pie crusts.) Either way, your pies will be fine.
7. Place the pies in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes, or until the crust is a light golden brown and you can see the blueberries bubbling.
8. Let cool, eat, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy your last weeks of summer and that these mini blueberry pies will satisfy that urge to try something new and different.