It seems like as the holidays approach people scramble to get pies made. And normally it’s a 1-2 types of pies which may or may not satisfy the masses. But why limit it to just 1-2 types? Why should someone miss out on their favorite pie just because no one else likes it? Wouldn’t it be awesome to give everyone their own favorite Pie For One?!
I’ve been making Pies For One for years as in my family the favorite flavors run the gamut: Apple, Apple Crumb, Pecan, Peach, Blueberry, Chocolate Cream, Pumpkin, Coconut Cream and cucka cherry (yes, that goes lower case as I loathe cherries but my darling sister loves them). LOL. A few years back I was hosting Thanksgiving for the world (my entire family plus extended family/friends). Now for the standard holiday pies I opted for the 10″ deep dish ones (Pumpkin, Apple, etc) however for those that only 1 person liked I made them Pies For One. To see their faces light up when they were each given their own pie was priceless. Unfortunately being siblings I got the “HEYYYYYYY Why’d she get her own? Where’s my own??? I don’t wanna share! He ate more than his share!” comments LOL Gotta love siblings to say the least *wink*
Making Pies For One are simple.. really, REALLY simple!
You can make these in either a muffin tin or I prefer the pie/hamburger bun pan. I have a commercial sized one however our friends at King Arthur Flour sell a 6-capacatiy one which ROCKS!
These are really easy to make and so yummy!
They freeze beautifully (well not cream-type pies) once they are cooked and last up to several months. To reheat fruit pies, simply pop in a 350F oven for 10-15 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is warmed. For Cream based pies, thaw on the counter or in the fridge.
- Make your pie crust. I HIGHLY recommend my Sweet ‘n Flaky Pie Crust Recipe!
- Cut 4″ round circles and press lightly into a muffin tin (if it’s not a non-stick pan, lightly spray). If using the bun/individual pie pan, make them 6-7″ round.
- Fill with your filling and then top (if necessary).
- Bake at your normal temperature for a ‘regular sized pie’.
- The cooking time is usually 10-20 minutes less than a regular sized pie. It just depends on the pie you make.
- * NOTE: for fruit filled pies (apple mostly) cut the pieces smaller. This will allow it to cook more evenly.