Monday, July 6, 2009

Mini Cherry Pies

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was lovely, thanks to you and your response to my Weekend Plans poll. The winners were as follows: gray dress, cherry almond tea cakes, and Aaron (no contest there).

For the dinner party, I actually ended up making both desserts, the tea cakes and mini cherry pies, since I had an abundance of cherries to use up. Both turned out well, but the mini cherry pies were the real hit of the night. They were sort of a hybrid between pie and cobbler. The crust and crumbly topping had a wonderful sweetness and crunch to compliment the baked cherries. They were deceptively easy to make, and their individual sizes were perfect for the dinner party. I'm keeping the recipe, and may try them with fresh apples or blackberries next time.

Mini Cherry Pies
1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together cinnamon, salt, sugar, flour and oats. Add butter, and mix well. Place about 1/4 cup of mixture into each muffin round of a greased muffin pan, pressing into the bottom and sides to create a pie crust. Make sure you have some mixture leftover. Bake for about 10 minutes. Add a few cherries into each crust, and sprinkle remainder of crust mixture onto the cherries. Bake for about 15 minutes. Leave in pan, and let cool for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 6 pies.

12 comments:

  1. haha yay! everything i chose for you in your decisions thing, you decided on! haha! :) weekend was good...busy...but good! there's just not enough hours in a day! ;P

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  2. I have so many posts favourited in my reader of you. So many sweet things I want to try and make! :)

    Those look so yummy!

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  3. Yay! A recipe I can make vegan!
    Question: where does the gey dress come from? It's absolutely beautiful... :)

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  4. Alejandra - it's from Forever 21. And only $10.99 if I recall correctly!

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  5. i'm gonna try this one too!

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  7. This is great! I was looking for ideas for healthy baked cherry desserts last week that weren't a ton of work (i.e. pie). I made a quick bread, but this is a great idea!

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  9. Granted they look picture perfect, but the simple ingredients make it sound almost doable! I might just have to try making these delicious treats!

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  10. Those cherry pies look so good!

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  11. I've been really in the mood to bake lately, and these look incredible, but 90 degree days + no AC + having the oven on = madness.

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