Here’s what you need:
9″ pie crust, pre-made
1 egg for egg wash
1/4 cup cherry pie filling
(2oz) cream cheese
1 Tablespoon sugar
To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Unroll your pre-made pie crust, and roll it out a bit from the package with a rolling pin (or get creative if you don’t have one, use a glass or other similar item).
Use the cookie cutter in whatever shape makes you happy. We went with our largest one to leave more room for pie filling! Place 1/2 your shapes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and egg wash the entire crusts of the bottom layer pieces.
Next, after the egg wash, place tabs of cream cheese into each bottom layer mini pie.
Now top each cream cheese tab with a few cherries from your pie filling!
I got a little excited and tried four cherries at first, but this size mini pies really only allowed me three cherries each. Experiment with what works with your mini pies. Sealing the top layer with a fork is the real test!
After placing the top layer over your creations, seal the edges completely with a fork, then egg wash the tops of your mini pies and sprinkle just a little sugar onto each one.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown!
The insides were just perfect!
As always, these mini pies can be created with a variety of ingredients. We recently used leftover Easter candy to make Smore’s Pies, and I would love to hear any other variations you love!
Let me know what you think in the comments!