Mini Cherry Pies

I come from a family who absolutely adores pie. We each request our favorite pie for birthday celebrations, Holidays, and any regular ol’ day. My mom just happens to have a collection of amazing pie recipes… and a top notch pie crust!

Last weekend Anthony, my dad and my brother were busy on the tractors prepping the farm ground for the year. And if you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek of what I was up to while they were busy in the tractors…

Because I have such a special place in my heart for each those hardworking guys, I decided to surprise them with their own Mini Cherry Pies. Today I thought I’d share the recipe. It truly is fabulous, entirely homemade and simpler than you may think!

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

 This recipe can make 1 large pie, or 6 mini pies. The filling is delicious. Not too sweet, not too tart, but just right. And the crust…. well it’s basically magical.

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

After I rolled out the dough for my crust, I placed it in my pan, then added the cherry pie filling…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just rolled out the second batch of dough for the top, covered them, trimmed off the extra dough and pinched the bottom and top crust together…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

I baked them until the crust was just slightly golden brown, then pulled them out the oven and let them sit until they were cooled…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I made simple little craft paper pouches and stuffed them inside with a paper towel.

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

From there, they were ready for delivery…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

And boy, were they happy to find what was inside…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

Me dad may have requested that I continue this tradition… weekly…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

They most definitely enjoyed their pies, so much so, that I didn’t get a picture of my brother… he ate his too fast!

Here’s the recipe:

Mini Cherry Pies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ cup sugar
  2. 4 tbs. cornstarch
  3. 2 – 16 oz. cans Oregon Red Tart Cherries, drained and reserved
  4. ¾ cup juice from cherries
  5. ¼ tsp. almond extract, optional
  6. 1 tbs. butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare dough for crust. Combine half of the sugar with the cornstarch in sauce pan. Stir in cherry juice. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove and stir in cherries, remaining sugar and almond extract. Roll out bottom crust and place in mini pie pan. Fill bottom of crust with filling. Dot the top with butter. Roll out top crust and place on top of filling. Trim excess crust, form edges and cut small slits on top. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until crust is slightly brown and juices are beginning to bubble. Cool pie several hours to allow filling to thicken before serving.
Notes
  1. This recipe will make 1 large pie, or 6 mini pies.
The Wood Grain Cottage http://www.thewoodgraincottage.com/
Perfect Pie Crust
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup plus 1 tbs. Crisco
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. ½ tsp. salt
  4. 1/3 cup water, add gradually
Instructions
  1. Mix Crisco, salt and flour until small and pea sized. Add water until wet and sticky, all water doesn't have to be used. Gather into a ball and roll out on floured surface. For cream pies: prick crust before baking and bake at 375 degrees until lightly golden. Fruit pies: bake according to pie directions.
Notes
  1. Double recipe to make fruit pies, including mini pies.
The Wood Grain Cottage http://www.thewoodgraincottage.com/
Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

And once they’d had their pie, I sent them on their way…

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

So, from our farm table, err tractor seat, to yours, Enjoy! This is a yummy one!

Main SignatureP.S. I bought my mini pie pan from Target. It was on sale for $4.00. You know I couldn’t pass that up!

Lovely comments so far...

  1. You are too cute! Yep, we gotta spoil are hardworking fellas for sure. They deserve it. What a sweet treat. I bet that made their day :) It’s nice to be appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    • THANK YOU so much, Shan! We have to spoil our hardworking fellas! They were definitely happy to see me! :-D

  2. They’re so darn cute looking…love the special delivery pouch to! Yummy…can’t wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing, beautiful!
    Blessings & <3
    M

  3. Shayna, those pies look delicious and your packaging for delivery is so adore able. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  4. What perfect little packaging to deliver your wonderful pies in! Taking food out to the field is always fun…I miss some of those days. :)

    • THANK YOU so much, Dawna! Those guys are getting spoiled, but I love doing it! It’s one of my very favorite things! :-D

  5. Shayna – Love your site and visit often! The pies are adorable and our men always appreciate a little extra attention. As I visit your site, your have the most fun plants in pots that look like rosemary. I’m a plant lover and wonder if they are real, if so, what are they, or if not real, where did you buy them? Maybe a silly question but I love them and they add so much. Keep up the good stuff because I love it!!

    • THANK YOU so much, Chris! I’m so happy you’re loving my blog! Yes, the plants you spied are rosemary trees. I bought them before Christmas and absolutely 100% loved them. Sadly, they didn’t love me and they died… I’m on the hunt for more! :-D

  6. Danielle says:

    Where did you get your pie pan? I’m looking for kne like that and can’t find one.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out

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