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to make: tiny pies

For a while I had been thinking about small food — as in “Look at me, I am a GIANT!” small food. My plans included little poussin, Brussels sprouts, little dinner rolls, and itty bitty pies. I have a small muffin pan with shallow, curved shapes (maybe for dinner rolls?) that I thought would be good for the shape (the standard 5″ small pie tin was considered but voted too large). I also tried some mini pies in regular muffin tins.

I used the standard refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts, and cut out round shapes using a biscuit cutter and some cups from around the kitchen. I winged some apple and blueberry pie filling based on some basic recipes — I didn’t measure anything just threw in a little bit of sugar, a tiny bit of lemon zest, and a dash of cinnamon (when I decide to wing it things rarely work out, but this time they did!). I cut the apple into mini slices. I couldn’t find any sour cherries at the store (I don’t really know why I was so fixated on finding sour cherries) so I used a canned pie filling.

I even tried a few miniature lattice tops using the technique described at the bottom of this page and sort of illustrated and described here.

The pies were baked in a 375 degree oven for ten minutes and then checked. If the tops were getting very brown I covered them lightly with foil (like a crust shield but for the whole pie) and baked for 3 to 5 minutes more until bubbly. I was worried that the apple wouldn’t be cooked enough but it came out fine on both of my tests.

I suspect some sparkly sanding sugar thrown on top, or perhaps this water and sugar techinique would be great for these.

The tiny pies were surprisingly yummy, very easy, and provided a good crust-to-filling ratio. If you have a few people over everybody can choose their favorite types of pie. Also, if you leave out the ice cream they are a food you can eat while walking. I wonder if they would freeze well? I think they would be really great at a bake sale.

I am, of course, not the first person to make tiny pies. Digs Magazine has a recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies, and you can find lots of mini pecan pies and mince pies if you google around a bit.


More tiny pies! Go see pictures of a tiny food hors d’oevures spread by Callahan Catering in the Summer 2003 Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, everything is enchanting. There are recipes for all of these hors d’oevures including the 2″ strawberry rhubarb lattice pies on the Martha Stewart web site here.

Sur La Table has 2″ straight sided tartlet forms that looks like really tiny pie tins.

The book Sweet Miniatures looks like it contains so many good ideas for tiny desserts.

There is a recipe for mini 2″ or 3″ jam tarts on the MS web site as well.

Another book – 125 Lucious Little Bites.

And the very cute gingerbread house poppers.

122 Comments

122 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ris // Dec 9, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    I absolutely love your mini-baking, it’s so cute!!!

  • 2 Deborah // Jan 8, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    What A VERY COOL idea! Thank you SO much for sharing this. Wow. My boyfriend and I love sweets by dont want to overeat and this is a very cool way to eat pie and not have to throw half of it away. Thanks again!

  • 3 danisha // Jan 15, 2007 at 12:59 am

    lovely and yummy!

  • 4 Tessa // Feb 25, 2007 at 10:35 am

    I absolutely FREAKED when I saw these. I went BALLISTIC!!!!!

  • 5 Emily // Mar 6, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    There’s a book for stuff like this that isn’t actual baking, its called Tiny Trets, and its published by American Girl

  • 6 Anastasia // May 25, 2007 at 5:44 am

    I think you could do more free form pies without the shallow, gentle-sloping muffin tine. Cut larger circles of dough, either with a circle or free-form, and fold the edges over to make mini “rustic tarts.” You can bake these on a cookie sheet then!

  • 7 mary // Jun 12, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the mini pie idea. We made mini LEMON MERINGUE PIES and they were a big hit.

  • 8 nik // Aug 23, 2007 at 12:10 am

    I don’t think I have the patience (what I really meant there was “talent”) to master the mini-pies with the top crust, althought the cherry lattice crust is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while. I think I’ll try doing mini pumpkin pies this fall, though!

    Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas!

  • 9 Suzie // Sep 17, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    Fantastic site! I will make several for the upcomming holidays. Thank you.

  • 10 Sue // Oct 17, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    This is too cute…you are so creative! I also love your adorable spooky spiders. Great site!

  • 11 Joline // Nov 25, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    these look so cute!!! I make quiche in those little muffin tins, but pies!!!
    Yup–gonna make these for sure!!!
    Could you bake in an EasyBake Oven???
    (jus kidding!!LOL) Latice(squeel) So cute!!!!!! Lemon meringue? Oh, Mary, you are sooooo bad. mmmmmmm
    Thanks for the idea!!!
    PS Love the marble magnets, too!!!

  • 12 Diane at Carbon Tiptoes // Nov 30, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Again you’ve inspired me! I so want to make some mini pies! They look so cute and remind me of the lovely jam lattice tart that my gran used to make. I will be making some of these – they’ll be great for school lunches too.
    I’d not have thought of making a whole tray of different pies with fillings and pie crust designs to mix and match.

  • 13 Diane at Carbon Tiptoes // Dec 1, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    I want to make some mince pies now – having been out and seen advertised a “custard and mincemeat” pie.
    (That’s sweat mincemeat not made of meat at all but dried fruits)
    I know I can do apple and mincemeat, custard and mincemeat, but what else can I add with it?

  • 14 Beatrice Lewis // Dec 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    This is a great idea. The last time I bakded pecan pies I finally threw 2 almost whole pies out because my family did not eat them and I should have remembered to freeze them. But they sat in the refrigerator and dried out.

    Thanks for such a wonderful suggestion. Now I can bake what I want without waste.

    BL

  • 15 Deeba/passionate Baker // Jan 15, 2008 at 5:21 am

    I love the mini pies & the walk through. Have just started baking little petits fours & enjoy it a lot. have tried jam tartlets & chocolate tartlets. I adore the complete look of these little bites!

  • 16 Kristin // Feb 7, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Have you ever seen Gale Gand’s “Just a Bite”? It’s another great book full of miniature desserts. I’d recommend it!

  • 17 Lava // Feb 13, 2008 at 5:08 am

    I love the look of the tiny pies, but I’ll always prefer a large pie. A large pie just seems so large and comfy. I know that sounds silly, but it does.

  • 18 Fuchsia // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:19 am

    A couple of years ago I started joking with my friend about making a ‘pea pie’ – a pie with one pea in it – but never got round to doing it. I may give it a go now, using filo pastry and tiny metallic confectionery dishes (like your little cake ones) just so I can present my friend with one, on a full-size plate!

  • 19 Jennie // Apr 3, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Hi! They are so cute!! Do you by chance know where you got the slanted pan from?

  • 20 Cindy // Apr 4, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Yes, I’d love to know where you got the slanted mini muffin pans also.

  • 21 Anonymous // Apr 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Not Martha – How to make tiny pies…

    Step by step instructions along with pictures on how to make miniature pies in a muffin tin. They’re so cute, and look like they’re straight out of the pie shop in “Pushing Daisies”….

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  • 23 laurie // Apr 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    so much work! so little time!

  • 24 Dianne from Northern Michigan // Jul 9, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I have just discovered your site and am throughly enthralled with it! These tiny pies are too cute! Keep up the good work!

  • 25 To-do list « Kiwipie // Jul 20, 2008 at 6:43 pm

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  • 26 laura diane reid // Jul 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Hi, My husband and I just opened a bakery. He has done this before and for me this is a first. He does the breads and i do the rest. I have been toying with the idea of selling tiny pies and have been struggling to get tins. What an excellent idea to use that pan. I also like the way your pies look, like mine, rustic. My husband wants me to crimp all the edges, egg wash for shine ect. I just keep telling him “I’m NOT Martha” Really great site, can’t wait to show him I’m not the only one. Laura Reid

  • 27 isabella // Aug 3, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    i tried this today! awesome.

  • 28 Jessica // Aug 19, 2008 at 10:38 am

    These are so sweet! I just made some last night using apples from our backyard apple tree.

  • 29 Jessica // Aug 19, 2008 at 10:40 am

    My link messed up – but I posted mine on my blog.

  • 30 KnitPurlGurl // Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29 am

    I absolutel love your mini pies – both in the muffin tines and in the canning jars! My kiddos saw the pics and are so excited to create our own! I can’t wait either! Thanks.

  • 31 Mary // Oct 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I love your little pies. My future son-in-law wanted pie at there wedding. I think full size ones would be too messy. These will be perfect. Now if I could just manage to make more than 24 an hour. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 32 Kat // Oct 20, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I adore these little pies and I decided to try them on my own. Mine weren’t quite as small as yours, but maybe next time I will master the mini tins. Thank you for your posts!!!

  • 33 carol // Oct 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    These will be perfect for my girlfriends autumn party!

  • 34 patty // Dec 26, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I made these kind of pies this past holiday season. I started with mini pumpkin, then apple, cherry and blueberry. I just recently made french silk mini pies. None of the pies I made had tops on them. Just crust on the bottom, the filling and then once cooled whip topping then into the fridge to stay fresh.

    They were great and a big hit!!!!

  • 35 Rachel // Mar 4, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Can you tell me where you got your tiny cookie cutters! I love these and would really like to use them for pie crusts!

    Thanks :)

  • 36 megan // Mar 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Rachel – I bought these at a Sur La Table. They are “aspic cutters” but are sometimes just labeled as small cutters. They came in a tin with about ten shapes – stars, card symbols, teardrop, etc.

  • 37 Erin // Mar 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Adorable! Thanks for the inspiration- these would be great for my son’s 1st birthday party because we like pies better than cake in our house. I love the mini lattice!

  • 38 Heather // Mar 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I just made these for a baby shower, baby pies for a baby shower. There were so cute. Thanks for the great idea!

  • 39 Aliya // Apr 11, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Another awesome idea by who? YOU!
    Glad I found your site (thank God for stumble) ;o)

  • 40 Elizabeth // May 3, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I loved this idea. Made chocolate and banana cream , I left the tops off also
    will have to make the lemon. Thanks !

  • 41 helga // Jun 24, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with comment #25….Pushing Daisies is fantastic (I’m just know Netflixing it). Will be baking cup-pies soon, I’m thinking pear ginger in a honey cardamom crust…..and maybe triple berry in a cornmeal crust (if anyone needs a recipe for a wonderful cornmeal pastry, check out the Galette Dough recipe from “Baking with Julia” (or ask me for it and I’ll post it on here, if that’s allowed).

  • 42 Mysticwolverine // Jul 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you SOOOO much! i needed to make pies for a fair and wanted to keep costs down. i was going mental until i found this

  • 43 shirley // Aug 20, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Our auxilary will be having a bake sale & I would like to make some for this. Since a number of people only want small portions.
    Last night I made a batch & some of them wouldn’t come out of the muffin tin (ok for Dh’s consumption). How do you get them out looking nice? Thanks

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  • 46 Julie // Sep 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Sweet sweet sweet little tiny pies! Thank you for the inspiration. I made my own itty bitty pies and enjoyed them thoroughly :) They’re posted here: http://willowbirdbaking.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/mini-pies-pumpkin-peach-crisp-and-sour-cream-apple/

  • 47 Jayne // Oct 20, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Ohhh, I want to make these so bad! I have been looking for the mini pan you used and am not having any luck. Can I ask where you got it?

  • 48 megan // Oct 20, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Jayne – The mini pan I used was rare, I cannot find another one either. Mini or regular muffin tins work just fine!

  • 49 Jayne // Oct 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks for answering my question….I’ll use the mini muffin one for sure….but I’m on a quest now LOL….
    Oh, I made the pies in the jars and they turned out GREAT! Everyone was so impressed!

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  • 51 Charon // Nov 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I made these for Thanksgiving. They turned out PERFECT! I made them with cherry, pumpkin, and sugar-free apple filling. I also made lemon meringue versions that my family went nuts over. Thank you!!!!!!

  • 52 jesekah // Nov 29, 2009 at 11:41 am

    this brings me joy.

  • 53 alisha // Dec 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    my mother and i made these tonight.. next up, pies in jars!

  • 54 debbie // Dec 16, 2009 at 10:44 am

    I love mini desserts!!

  • 55 Lily // Dec 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Okay, I’ve been making mini pecan pies for years. Why didn’t I think of making mini other kind of pies? I love it!!! Um, but if I eat them all, they still add up to eating an entire big pie, right? Any way around that?

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  • 58 jess // May 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    going with your most superb thought, and making these for a bake sale. still working on the mass production bit – but i found out (even though i ADORE your true lattice) that a false lattice works just as well. As in, you punch out a few squares or diamonds side by side, and it looks just like a lattice with half as much work! i’m certain these babeh pies will be a hit!! thank you! :D

  • 59 Edina // Jun 10, 2010 at 10:44 am

    So very pretty! I’d say too pretty too eat, but I’d be kidding! That lattice looks fiddly though! Will give them a go very soon though! Hope mine look as good as yours! If they do I will have to take some photos!

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  • 61 Marjorie Craig // Sep 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

    WOW! What a wonderful reminder for our up coming Sweet Potato Pie Fundraise. Last December, I prepared mini-sweet potato pies and passed them out as samples for our larger pies. Was I surprised when people wanted to purchase them. You are a creative genius!!!!!!!
    Marjorie

  • 62 karen Lawson // Sep 11, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Doll house delights, so cute! Land of Giants taste buds, D licious I bet you were so fun to have as a friend when you were a kid. Just found your site from Smitten Kitchen,,Love it.

    Karen

  • 63 Laney // Sep 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    FREAKING AWESOME! I’ve been looking for mini tins and this is brilliant. Thanks! I found you just searching online. I’ll have to check out your site more.

  • 64 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking // Nov 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Megan – I made apple and cherry pie versions of your tiny pies, and they turned out great! Thanks so much for the recipe and inspiration. You can check them out here: http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com/2010/11/mini-apple-and-cherry-pies.html

  • 65 Eve // Nov 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I got the idea to make mini pies for Thanksgiving, since I thought they’d hide my inexperience, googled and found your site. You inspired me and practicing for the big day, I made mini pot pies with using my mom’s brisket that was in the freezer. Yum!

  • 66 Jane // Dec 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

    The mini muffin pan with the sloping sides is a traditional british tart pan. It is used for making mince pies or even great yorkshire puddings. Where did you get it from have been looking all over for one in the US to make my mince pies this christmas.

  • 67 Kathy // Dec 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Has anyone tried freezing these mini pies either before or after baking?

  • 68 Bethany // Dec 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    We totally love this.

    We even made some for Christmas presents.

    We put muffin cups in (I was afraid mine would stick) and just put a star on top.

    They turned out terrific.

    Thanks so much!

    Bethany

  • 69 Jane // Jan 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Hi Kathy
    My mum makes dozens and dozrns of these weeks before christmas, and then freezes them (after baking). When she wants to serve she defrosts, warms them in the oven and sprinkles with confectioners sugar. No one would ever know they weren’t freshly made.

  • 70 Hilary // Feb 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I got soo excited when I found these…I am definitely going to try these this weekend..My boyfriend has been asking for apple pie and I think this will be a nice little surprise!!!I wonder though,If I baked a bunch of these up do you think they would freeze well?

  • 71 megan // Feb 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hilary – I think they would freeze ok, but the tiny pies made in tiny jars I know freeze and keep very well.

  • 72 Leah // Feb 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I just made these. I used tiny pie tins, they were keebler brand with pre-made gram cracker crust. I just threw away the crust and used the tins, they were about 3.5″. Anyways followed the recipe otherwise. The crust came out undercooked. I guess I’ll just cover them and put ‘em in there for a bit longer next time. The nice thing about these is you can sample them before feeding to a crowd. As oppose to a whole pie.

  • 73 Lexi // Feb 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I NEED to make these, they are so cute. I absolutely love them.

  • 74 AmberInk // Feb 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Okay, I can’t resist. How cute would these be put into this box that our friend Sunghee made?
    http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/2010/09/hey-cutie-pie/
    That’d put the pie in anybody’s sky.

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  • 77 Tiffany // Feb 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    How did you remove the pie’s from the muffin pan? I seem to destroy mine buy taking them out. How long did you let your’s cool before removing..and how did you go about removing them to keep their shape?
    Thanks!

  • 78 megan // Feb 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Tiffany – We let them cool quite a bit then carefully ran a nylon knife (it was meant to be a frosting spreader) around the sides before using it to pop the pies out. I used a premade pie crust which might have contributed a bit of structure that might not be there with homemade crust. Getting the pies out of the muffin tin was part of why I think making small pies in jars instead makes a lot of sense. You can serve those in the jars, or slide them out of the jars one by one.

  • 79 meagalina // Mar 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Yum! As long as you make sure to pinch the edges good, they slip right out of the muffin tin. I used my go to crust recipe instead of packaged crap. I will do this waaay more often(cook @ 400′ for atleast the last few mins.)

  • 80 Anita // Mar 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Where can I find pans like yours?

  • 81 megan // Mar 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Anita – I wish I knew! I bought this at Draeger’s Market in Menlo Park, CA and have been looking for a similar pan ever since with no luck.

  • 82 farmer ronnie // Mar 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I’ll be darrgone! gonna try it.
    Retired city aerospace engineer with lots of Utah Garden room. Rhubarb and Black berries and strawberries coming this summer!
    What great idea… I love little things with a tall glass of milk! A ton of little thikngs are more tasty than a ton of… whatever.
    Cant wait

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  • 85 Trippsmom // Apr 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    When catering (80′s) we would ball up cream cheese pastry (google it: recipe’s all over), smush it into shape in un-greased mini-muffin tins, with the large end of something like the end of a standard pizza cutter and then you can do just about any filling – sweet, quiche, etc. Can only find one pie pan tonight (I give away too much stuff ;)) so am going to try just balling up standard crust in the same manner. We shall see… (BTW – cooking time is miniscule)

  • 86 Sandra // Jun 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Baw, someone make them for me, I demand it. They look so yummy, but I don’t … bake. I don’t even own a muffin pan. ;;

  • 87 Michelle // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Hi! I cant wait to make these mini pies for the 4th this weekend (im doing vegan versions though) but i LOVE the idea you have of just using a cupcake tray! I was wondering though if you greased the tray first.

  • 88 megan // Jun 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Michelle – I didn’t grease the tray first. I’ve never worked with vegan pie crust before though so it might not have the same qualities of crust made with butter!

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  • 90 gigi // Aug 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    adorable! thank you for sharing!

  • 91 Marci // Sep 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Such a cute idea! I used the same concept and made mini berry pies. You can check them out here: http://sisterical.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-to-make-mini-berry-pies-in-muffin.htm

  • 92 tiffanie // Sep 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I just made these last night for a baby shower. I made 40… and made the dough from scratch because it was way cheaper! they turned out great I made apple and pumpkin.

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  • 94 PJ // Oct 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I just made a cherry pie and was wondering what to do with the left over filling. I just happened on this site and love it. The mini pies are perfect for that extra filling.

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  • 96 Kristin // Nov 23, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I found your site while searching for mini-pies in a muffin tin, and we absolutely loved them! We only made 6 the first time, because we only had 3 apples, and yes, the three of us were fighting over them, and watching each other with hawk-eyes, making sure no one had more than their 2 :) Now, we’re going to make mini pecan pies and more apple ones for Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

  • 97 riley // Feb 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I saw these on pushing daisies. i fell in love instantly and went in search of how to make them. i made cherry pies with criss-cross crust. it took 15 minutes at 375 for 24 mini Muffin sized pies. they turned out great and i plan to keep experimenting with flavors. by the way, as per the show, i used honey in the crust(try honey with tiny bit of water and brush over each crust). lovely. takes the edge off a normally bland crust. :) thanks again!

  • 98 Amanda // Mar 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    so cute! I am having a small get together and these will be perfect!

  • 99 Sharon // Mar 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Has anyone frozen any of these fruit or nut pies yet? I would LOVE to make them for a bridal shower.

  • 100 eskmom // Apr 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I love to bake, but the Easter dilemma is always WHAT to bake bc everyone likes different things. I just made mini pies of the following: key lime, lemon meringue, apple, blueberry, French silk, banana cream and coconut cream for our 21 person Easter celebration tomorrow. Had I not seen your post, I wouldn’t have had so many selections AND now I won’t have the mess of trying to split the pie 12 different ways. :) I also found disposable muffin tin foil pans that were slightly smaller than regular muffin tins and it made removal easy bc I just pushed up on the bottom and they popped right out of the pan. Since i halved recipes, it really wasn’t anymore work than the normal 6 desserts I bake… yeah, I have issues. :)

    Thanks again for this and so many other wonderful ideas of yours that i have found to be useful!

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  • 102 Rachel // Jun 2, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I’m in love!! Planning on trying these, and like the sound of the water and sugar idea. However the link you provided took me to something else :( I googled, but couldn’t find it. Can you point me to somewhere else that might have the technique? I like the sound of it!

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    [...] blackberry, and cherry.  With the help of some Pillsbury piecrusts, canned pie filling and Not Martha’s blog on mini pies, they came out [...]

  • 105 Recently Made: Mini Pies | lifeofcarbon // Jul 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    [...] slice of pie. DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT MY LOGIC! Thankfully I remembered I had a post bookmarked from not martha on making said miniature desserts and we didn’t have to pay Starbucks one more cent than we [...]

  • 106 Picnic-ready mini pies! « Sarah has a chinchilla named Rufus. // Jul 22, 2012 at 9:25 am

    [...] sure I’ll cut that down with practice. After baking at 375 for 10-15 minutes (I used this blog for guidance, and just checked starting at 10 minutes), I let them cool and slowly pulled them out [...]

  • 107 Tiffany // Jul 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I was thinking of trying this except with a graham cracker crust and frozen pies, like key lime. How hard is it to get the pie out of the muffin tin? Would you suggest using the muffin wrappers?

  • 108 megan // Jul 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Tiffany – With a graham cracker crust I would definitely use cupcake papers since the crust is so likely to crumble. Perhaps even look for those type that come with an aluminum outer liner? Best of luck!

  • 109 Zucchini fries? Uh, kinda. | tales of a healthy foodie // Jul 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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  • 110 Melissa // Aug 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Love this idea. I am doing a demonstration for my speech class and am wanting to do how to make a pie. To serve each fellow student with a slice of a regular sized pie would be time consuming and messy, so making mini pies in advance to hand out for sampling would be perfect. Could you give insight on how you removed the mini pies without damaging them and making them crumble/break? It would be so appreciate!! Thanks!

  • 111 megan // Aug 30, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Hi Melissa – I put a cookie sheet or cutting board on top and carefully turned it over. Does that help?

  • 112 Hira // Oct 5, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Heyy! This a great idea!! Can’t wait to try out! But i was wondering how do you take those tiny pies out of the pan without making a mess!! Please help!!!

  • 113 megan // Oct 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hira – Make sure they are cool before you take them out, and ease them out with a small spatula if you have one!

  • 114 Mini Cupcakes | Cupcake Maker | Thoughtfully Simple // Oct 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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  • 115 Halloween Carving Alternatives | the UNDERenlightened // Oct 17, 2012 at 2:34 am

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  • 116 Titania // Nov 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Those are so cute. If my hands cooperate, I can make them for my soda stream party.

  • 117 Lauri Luck // Mar 1, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Thank you Megan!
    My son Jonah & I are going to be amateur contestants in the 2013 Guys Can Cook Too! cook off up in Sebastopol, CA in May. Our entry is Lemon Chess Pie and we need to make a minimum of 500 teeny-tiny pies!!!! My first pan search landed me in your blog with the perfect solution. Thanks a million!
    Lauri Luck

  • 118 Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle // May 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

    This is just what I was looking for! I was thinking of making tiny fudge pies and was wondering if the Pillsbury dough would work in muffin tins! Thanks for testing it out and sharing! Life to the full! Melissa

  • 119 Crow // Sep 30, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Those pies are just adorable ^^
    But… I’m from Poland and I never saw pie dough here and when i tried the US recipes the dough didn’t taste too well :c it’s just flour, butter and sugar.

  • 120 Halloween Carving Alternatives | UE // Nov 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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  • 122 A Midwestern Belle // Sep 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    [...] so it was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at the mini pies I’ve had my eye on over at Not Martha. These little cuties were so fun to make and smelled just like pop tarts when they came out of the [...]

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