Mini cherry pies

Sometimes, inspiration comes in the most curious ways. Prior to making these, I had never tasted a cherry pie before, let alone try to make it myself. But since I bought this little cherry plate from one of my thrifting expedition, I just could not get cherry pies out of my head.
So yes. You may laugh but it is true - I made mini cherry pies just so I can style it on my cherry plate and take pretty pictures with it. Just as well they tasted pretty darn good.

Mini cherry pies (Makes 9)

Ingredients
  • 670g pitted morello cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 sheets store-bought shortcrust pastry
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
Method
  1. In a bowl, mix cherries, sugar, flour, salt and vanilla.
  2. Line 9 x lightly greased cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with pastry, leaving some overhang. With remaining pastry, either cut ~7.5cm rounds or into strips.
  3. Preheat oven to 190°C. Spoon about 2 tablespoon of filling into each dough-lined cup. 
  4. To make pie crust, cut a small heart (or any desire shape) out of center of each. Place one round on top of each pie. Fold edges of round over the overhanging dough; crimp to seal. Or use pastry strips to weave pie lattice. 
  5. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Place tin on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until filling bubbles and crusts are golden brown (check frequently - once filling bubbles over, it will caramelise and stick to muffin tin!). Remove muffin tin to a rack to cool.

60 Responses to Mini cherry pies

kathy said...

Oh my god, looks amazing and sounds amazing!
Never had cherry pie, should really make some sometime though
Those plates are adorable, they're great find :)
xxx

Anonymous said...

Jeez Trishie! You've never made or even tried cherry pie before and THAT'S what you made on the first go?!? I hate you. :P

But really, they are so adorable! I love the little heart in the center! And the woven lattice tops turned out great!

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

Whoops...that last comment was from me. I don't know how I did it, but I accidentally clicked "Anonymous" and then "publish" in quick succession :P

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Literally drooling here. :)

Audrey Allure said...

Looks sooo good!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Mmmmm, these look absolutely delish! Thanks for the recipe, will have to give it a go.

Grace said...

Only a blogger would make a cherry pie to style on a cherry plate :) They do look adorable though so props to you!

Grace
http://gracep-photos.blogspot.com

michelle angeline said...

looks so good :)
gonna try to make it one day. thanks for the recipe!
MI.NE
Michelle Angeline

Anoushka said...

Yummy, looks so cute, I'd just love to have a bite. I like the one with the cut out heart :)

prettyanddelectable said...

Oh my goodness, those little pies are so cute and look so delicious! Nice work!

Sarah B said...

Thay look so lovely, not to mention sweet!

RedRoseVintage said...

This looks delicious! Must try soon!

xo Sandra
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paisleysummer said...

They look yummy and not too difficult x

Dorien said...

That looks delicious, I like cherries a lot!

Gracie said...

These look soo amazing! I love that you had a little heart in the last pie. So sweet.

Shelley Anne said...

they look so cute! haha and they look great. can't believe you havn't made them before =)

Katie Frank said...

mmmmmmmmm it looks so delicious!!!
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Yum they sound delicious and they're just adorable :) xoxo

Catherine said...

These look so sweet Trishie. I actually have never tried a cherry pie either but I do like pie and I bet they taste delicious. xx

Angielyn said...

These look so delicious!!!

Erica said...

Mini pies... too cute. I love just about any thing mini. The heart detail is so sweet too! :)

blondebenedicte said...

thanks! :)

yum, looks so adorable & tasty, awn :)
bisous xxx

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Perhaps I should come and live with you. I'll be so well fed! This just looks amazing!

Vinita said...

Wow! This looks so cute and I love the idea of making them in muffin pans. Cannot wait to try them out.

Shoko said...

Those are so cute! I love the little heart :)

Beauty Box said...

Awwww these are so cute. I love anything with cherries...

rooth said...

I wouldn't be able to eat them - they're so adorable. Okay yeah I would. I'd gobble them up in a second

koko mo said...

yumm aw i lovee the hearts, it looks SO adorable!

S said...

Soooooooo delicious!!!! :9
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Adam Alex said...

great recipe, trishie. perfect for gifts and perfect for entertaining. so pretty to eat. :)

kisses,
jasmine
ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

Those pies are the cutest!!

xx
Quiet Luxury


Jessica said...

those are the cutest thing ever!!

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Amanda said...

Wow those looks so wonderfully yummy! I absolutely love mini pies! Not only are they super fun to make they are super fun to devour too!

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Wow this looks sooo yummy and I'm so hungry right now!

Daisy said...

These are so cute! I have to try them.

Rachael xx said...

Those cherry pies look so darn yummy! I think I will have to try this recipe. Those plates are just so cute, they make the pies look even better :).

Rachael xx.

http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

honey my heart said...

yum! mini pies are the best :) your look so sweet.

Sam said...

Haha, you are too cute, love how the cherry plate helped inspire this pretty little cherry pie!

Gillian said...

I love mini anything - pies, cakes, puddings...they look delicious! I think there is nothing wrong with letting your plates inspire you baking choices! x

Danavee said...

You had me at "store bought pastry". Love it!!!!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

They look cute, and yum! And I don't see why you shouldn't take advantage of the cute pattern on the china, right?:p

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

those look beyond amazing

Xo Megan

Fashion Tales said...

These are so adorable. would be great for a hosting party. -xo

Bernadeth G. said...

i'm in love with this!

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Tammy Lau said...

wow..I am loving all the food I see in here:)..love it. Do you want to follow each other.? let me know:)

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just me said...

looks delicious
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Ann said...

Looks real yum!
Love the heart shaped top.

Diva In Me said...

They look so darn good! Did they turn out as good as you wanted it to be?

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Miek said...

Adorable!! Love the way you decorated them!

Sarah Dee said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I can't believe you had never made it before and it turned out this awesome for you!

xoxo Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Meg {henninglove} said...

ooh mini cherry pies i would love to make this!! yours are so cute

Robots in Trouble said...

awww the pie with the heart is sooo adorable! i'm going to try this recipe this coming week!

Marie said...

These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe.:D

- Marie
allthingsmarie.com

Ola said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I have also never had a cherry pie. I will have to try these, I love pies!

nini said...

They look adorable and yummy! And it's so cute that you made them to be able to use the plates =)
Merrily merrily,

Nini
www.ninilopette.blogspot.com

jo said...

I adore these pies. I've been buying these mini ones from Starbucks lately.

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

shelly said...

These cherry pies are so cute. Thanks for stopping by.

Debie Grace said...

Hmmm! That looks really delicious! Give me a bite of that! :)

Emma said...

Gorgeous!! Looks lovely!

Great blog :)

Thanks for your comm xx

psychelyn said...

Oh great post. Now I have another idea what to do with more cherries I harvested :)