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Easy Nectarine and Raspberry Mini Pies…

by Jamie on June 15, 2009

As many of you know, I am self-professed fruit overbuyer/waster. Early last week I had a couple of ripe nectarines and a small amount of raspberries so I decided to turn them into mini pies. Conveniently I also had (1) nine inch Pillsbury pie crust, which allowed me to save some time and cheat a little! I had originally planned on using a couple of peaches; however, after slicing them on the cutting board and snagging a couple to munch on, I realized they tasted like onion peaches! I suspect that one of us put the cutting board away by accident after slicing onions and before washing it. Since those suckers were not a tasty fusion of flavors, I chucked them into trash and opted for the nectarines. These came out very tasty and once cooled popped out of my Williams Sonoma 3 inch tartlettes with ease. The boyfriend enjoyed one with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. If ya have some extra fruit in your fridge, throw some together and follow this easy recipe to create a perfect summer treat!


Nectarine and Raspberry Mini Pies
Makes (2) 3 inch pies

Ingredients
(1) frozen pie crust; thawed according to package directions
1 cup fresh peaches (or nectarines); peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened and cut into pieces
1 egg; beaten
coarse granulated sugar

Method
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut (4) circles out of your pie crust according to your pie pan size.
3. Spray your pans with non-stick cooking spray and place the bottom crusts into your pie pans.
4. Gently toss the fruit with sugar and flour. Transfer to pie crusts. Top with remaining crust. Cut vents in top crust, brush lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until crust is golden brown.


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Maria June 15, 2009 at 10:43 am

The mini pies are adorable! I might try them with strawberries and rhubarb! I have an overflow:)

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] June 15, 2009 at 11:48 am

The pies look great! SO cute!
And the mint (?) leaf looks like its floating on top. (Y)

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The Food Librarian June 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

So cute! Love these! And the perfect size too.

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Children of the Nineties June 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I love the mini pies, personal desserts are always so cute. They look delicious!

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Sara June 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm

These are SO cute and they look yummy.

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pigpigscorner June 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Looks so cute and delicious! Perfect with a scoop of ice-cream =)

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Jelli Bean June 15, 2009 at 4:33 pm

These look very pretty! I've tried mini apple pies with lattice crusts, but seeing how lovely these full top crusted delights are, next time it'll for sure be full crusts! Yum,.

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Jennifer June 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Talk about perfect little pies!!! I love them!

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bigsis June 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Jamie, these are beautiful! I love the sparkling sugar on top. You're inspiring me to try pie baking again, after my cherry pie disaster!

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Kerstin June 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm

What cute little pies! Great, now I have another type of pan to add to my list :) Nectarines and raspberries sound fantastic together.

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Katrina June 16, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Way to catch the onion flavor BEFORE making the peach pie! (I hate onions and would have been so mad!)
The little mini pie is so cute and looks delicious!!

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b is for brown June 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm

what a wonderful blog!

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A & W June 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

YUM. I always waste produce…it just goes bad before I can eat it but I despise frozen fruit. This looks amazing and will be perfect to use up the extra fruit I've got in the fridge! Thanks for a great recipe!
-Whitney

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Pamela June 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Love it all! The sugar on top, the great color of the filling. Fantastic!

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Hillary June 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

I love the size of these pies! What a great mini dessert. Try Mini Meringue Pies for another variety.

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Pinky June 22, 2009 at 11:43 am

What adorable little pies! I've made mini pies in cupcake pans, but now I think I need to give this look a go. The shape is just darling.

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