Mini Strawberry Pies

June 6, 2012By

Another “I saw this on Pinterest and now I must make it immediately!” recipe. See also: green smoothies, avocado/chickpeas sandwich, apple cheese bread.

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.

Mini Strawberry Pies

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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