It’s Memorial Day Weekend!
When it comes to holidays, I just think of it as an excuse to make dessert. Because, really, what is a holiday without something sweet? Well, the dessert in question for this Memorial Day Weekend is:
Strawberry Lemon Basil Miniature Pies
Aren’t these pies just adorable? I’m a sucker for anything tiny or miniature. And these really take the icing on the cake! They would be perfect for dinner parties too, because each person would be able to have their own mini-pie! These are really much cuter than any slice of pie on a plate!
Now, you may think you need a fancy pan to make these pies in. False. You just need a cupcake pan!
Don’t have a cupcake pan? Well, you are out of luck. You NEED a cupcake pan! You should really go out and buy one, RIGHT NOW! It will be an investment in your future.
I will admit, these are a little time consuming to make. But the result? Well worth it.
Totally worth it!
While time consuming, the steps are pretty simple. First, roll out some of that delicious pie crust dough you made yesterday.
Cut out some dough circles a little larger in diameter than your cupcake pan. And fill the cupcake pan with those circles like so:
Fill cavity with your pie filling:
And cover pie with more with some more dough for a top crust.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes and there you have it! Perfect little pies for summer!
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup can sugar
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
- 1 pie crust dough recipe