I have had the intense urge lately, to make some mini pies. I think it is because I LOVE pie, or more... I LOVE the idea of pie. I just cannot eat a lot of it. I mean, most people will say that, but I REALLY cannot. I have PCOS, so sugar and carbs are suppose to be off my list - almost completely. But, a little sweet once in a while, is ok. That is why I love these! Its just enough! I saw some white peaches at the grocery store and knew I wanted to give some Mini Peach Pies a try!
I say we get right to it, don't you?
Here is what you will need:
*4 medium sized white or yellow peaches, skinned and diced
*2T Brown Sugar
*sprinkle of ground nutmeg
*sprinkle of ground cloves
*2T of granulated sugar
*2 pie crusts (I bought the refrigerated kind from the grocery store)
*1 egg and 1 T of melted butter whisked together
Preheat oven to 350
1. Skin and dice the peaches, and place into a medium size mixing bowl. Add sugars and spices and mix well. Taste a piece of the peach once you have added the sugars and spice! Make sure its to your linking. Some people want to go heavier on the nutmeg, some on the cloves, some on the cinnamon. Don't be afraid to play around with the mixture, tasting as you go of course! Set aside
2. Grease and flour each cupcake spot with crisco.
3. Cut circles out of the pie crust with a floured glass, or a circle cookie cutter and place in each spot on the cupcake tin. Depending on the depth of your spots, you may need to use extra dough to line the top of each spot so it is high enough.
4. Place spiced peaches mix into each mini pie. Use little cookie cutters to make leaves, stars, hearts or use a knife to cut strips for a lattice and place on top of each one.
5. Once you have all the pies ready, whisk the egg and melted butter together, and egg wash the top of each mini pie. When finished, sprinkle a small amount of granulated sugar on top. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
And whooollaaaa! Your finished product should look something like this!
I think they turned out great. And now, I am full on ready for fall. Usually I have a hard time transitioning, as I know what comes after fall (winter - eeeeekkkk!), but I LOVE baking pies, going to the cider mill, watching football, and the crisp (NOT COLD) air!
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
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