Mini Cherry Pies

These mini cherry pies are made from my normal cherry pie recipe, just mini size! They’re incredibly delicious!

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! I’m not kidding. 

Last weekend, 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 then you may think!

Mini Cherry Pies

Mini Cherry Pies by The Wood Grain Cottage

This recipe can make 1 large pie, or 6 mini pies, depending on the size of your mini pie pan. 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 mini pie 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! My 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! Needless to say, my family highly recommends them!

Here’s the recipe:

Mini Cherry Pies

A delicious mini version of our family favorite cherry pie!
Course Dessert


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mini Pie Pan
  • Sauce Pan
  • Whisk


Pie Crust- Makes 2 Pie Crusts

  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp Crisco
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2- 2/3 cup Water Cold

Cherry Pie Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar Divided
  • 4 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 16 oz cans Red Tart Cherries Drained, reserve juice
  • 3/4 cup Cherry Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 tbsp Butter


Pie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork to mix crisco, salt and flour until blended, with small "pea" sized pieces remaining.
  • Add water in small increments until wet and sticky. Don't add too much water at once.
  • Gather dough into a ball and split into small sizes, enough for each mini pie to have a top and bottom crust.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface, then place in pie pan, making sure the bottom crust is large enough to expand past the edges of the pan.
  • Set aside rolled out dough for the top of each mini pie.

Cherry Pie Filling

  • In a saucepan, combine half of the sugar with the cornstarch.
  • Stir in cherry juice and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbling, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining sugar, cherries and almond extract.

Assembling The Pies

  • Pour cherry pie filling into mini pie pans.
  • Dot each pie with a small piece of butter.
  • Add top crust to each mini pie.
  • Press bottom and top crust edge together to create a seal.
  • Trim off extra pie crust, then form crust with fingers to create a decorative edge.
  • Use a small knife to cut slits in top of crust for a steam vent.
  • Bake about 20 minutes, checking often. Pies are done when cherry filling is bubbling on top and crust is golden brown.
  • Let the pies cool, as the filling will thicken as they cool down.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Cherry, Pie
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!


    1. THANK YOU so much, Shan! We have to spoil our hardworking fellas! They were definitely happy to see me! 😀

  1. 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

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. THANK YOU so much, Dawna! Those guys are getting spoiled, but I love doing it! It’s one of my very favorite things! 😀

  3. 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!!

    1. 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! 😀

  4. 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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