Baby Cherry Pies

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 12

Just as delicious as a full slice of cherry pie- but in a bite-sized treat.

235 Ratings
Directions for: Baby Cherry Pies


For the Crust

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp fine salt

½ cup cold unsalted butter

½ cup vegetable shortening

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ cup ice cold water

For the Cherry Filling

6 cup pitted tart cherries

1 ½ cups sugar

1 dash ground cinnamon

4 ½ Tbsp cornstarch

1 egg mixed with 2 tbsp (25 ml) cold water, for brushing

Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling


For the Crust

1. For crust, combine flour with salt. Cut in butter and shortening until dough is a rough crumbly texture. Add lemon juice and water and blend just until dough comes together. Shape into a disc, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

For the Cherry Filling

1. For filling, bring cherries, sugar and cinnamon up to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Whisk cornstarch with ¼ cup cold water and stir into cherries. Cook until thickened, then remove from heat and cool.

2. For a regular pie, preheat oven to 400°F. Cut dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out once piece of dough into a circle large enough to fit a 9-inch pie pan. Line pan with pastry and trim edges. Spoon cherry filling into shell. Roll out remaining dough to fit on top and cut a 1-inch hole in center of pie. Brush pie with eggwash and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Place pie onto a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and continue cooking until crust is a rich golden brown. Cool pie for an hour before slicing.

3. Alternately, for 12 mini pies, roll out two-thirds of dough and cut circles to line 12 regular muffin cups. Fill with cherry filling. Roll out remaining dough and cut into ½-inch strips. On a lightly floured surface, make a lattice-top pattern then, with a 2 ½-inch cookie cutter cut 12 lattice tops and with a spatula gently place each on pie filling, cinching edges gently. Brush with eggwash, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 5 minutes at 375°F, then for about 25 minutes at 350°F.

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