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Picture of Baby Cherry Pies!
Just like full-sized cherry pie, these baby versions are topped with a mini lattice. You could also use a crumb topping, but this little touch makes them even cuter! The tart cherries in the filling are just delicious and make these baby pies perfect.
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Picture of You'll Need. . .
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Software:
- crust (see next step)

(for the filling)
- 2 cups frozen tart cherries (thawed, pitted, with liquid)
- .25-.5 cups white sugar (depending on how tart your cherries are, and how sweet you want your pies)
- 3 tablespoons corn starch

Hardware:
- medium bowl
- small bowl and spoon
- wooden spoon or rubber spatula
- measuring cups and spoons
- heavy bottomed sauce pan
- muffin tins
- round cutter about 3 inches in diameter
- round cutter about 1.5 inches in diameter
- sheet pan with parchment paper

Step 2: Making Crust

Picture of Making Crust
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As per the baby pecan pies, make the crust as follows:

You'll Need. . .
- 3 cups flour (all purpose) - additional will be needed when rolling out for dusting board and rolling pin
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons butter (cut in cubes and kept cold)
- .5 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1. Cut your butter into cubes and put it on parchment and back in the fridge to keep it cool
2. Add the flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl and mix it around a bit with your fingertips
3. Form a little well in the center as shown
4. Add the water (cold) and vinegar to the well
5. Plop in the butter cubes
6. Push up your sleeves and begin mixing with your hands. Try to mix in the liquid, but also break up the butter and get it combined with the flour
7. Once it's pretty evenly mixed, turn out onto a piece of parchment and mix a bit more, but only until it's all come together
8. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour
woohoo! :D You've just solved two problems at once for me: how to make enough pie for my husband's office to celebrate Pi Day (his pack of engineers and rocket scientists may not *know* they want to celebrate Pi Day yet, but they *will*...), and how to transport the pies to them with a minimum of breakage (leave 'em in the muffin tins!).

I salute you, Lady. You rock.
shesparticular (author)  Weather_blue2 years ago
Oh, there are also these Milk Caramel Mini Pies which are amazingly delicious :)
shesparticular (author)  Weather_blue2 years ago
Thanks so much! I hope they work out well for you and everyone loves them :) I've made several other types of mini pies that you might also want to take a look at: Please feel free to post photos of your itty bitty creations and thanks again!
red-king4 years ago
 awesome!
shesparticular (author)  red-king4 years ago
Thanks!
D.L.H.4 years ago
Looks delicious
shesparticular (author)  D.L.H.4 years ago
Thanks! They really are great (especially when they're made with Michigan cherries like this batch was).