This week, it was Strawberry Mug Pies from How Sweet It Is. So simple! So brilliant! So yummy.
The concept is simple – cut up some strawberries, mix them up with some sugar and a wee bit of flour and an even wee-er bit of salt, spoon into oven-proof mugs, top with a round of puff pastry dough, and bake.
Simple? Yes. Delicious? YES.
I used our ramekins (since I didn’t trust our mugs in the oven). These came together in about 10 minutes, most of which was spent chopping the strawberries. About 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven, and they were done!
For the real recipe (including measurements), definitely check out How Sweet It Is. I just threw a bunch of ingredients together like so:
- 1 pint of strawberries (topped and chopped) – I’d suggest using more than this, but it’s all we had
- a generous sprinkling of sugar
- a somewhat generous dusting of flour
- a very, very small pinch of salt
- thawed puff pastry
Mix the strawberries, sugar, flour and salt in a bowl. Spoon into oven-proof ramekins. Top with a round of thawed puff pastry dough (use a glass for cutting). Place ramekins on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, checking to make sure the pastry is golden brown. Makes two very small portions – more strawberries would have been better.
My suggestions: Serve with whipped cream. Also, toss the puff pastry scraps on the baking sheet as well, to bake while the mini-pies cook. Use for soaking up the extra strawberry sauce, or just eat plain like we did.
I have plenty of puffed pastry dough left in the freezer, so you can bet I’ll be making these a few more times this summer. In fact, I really wish I had one right now…
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