Strawberry Mini Pies2015-06-08
- Yield : 24
- Prep Time : 0m
- Cook Time : 30m
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This is a recipe for Strawberry Mini Pies. Technically simple however does involve a good amount of steps. Make sure the dough is moist when you first make it otherwise add more liquid. Mine was a little too dry which made the process later that much more difficult. Overall a nice recipe especially if you enjoy pies.
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
In your food processor, combine the flour, salt and brown sugar. Mix well. Add your pats of very cold butter and pulse until it becomes a coarse meal. Now, begin to add your ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing gently. Be careful only to add enough water to make the dough stick together.
Divide the dough in two and gently knead into two disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Allowing the dough to rest in the refrigerator will help rechill the butter and distribute the moisture.
Combine your chopped strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, corn starch, flour, lemon zest and vanilla in a medium size pan and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until warm and syrupy.
Preheat the oven to 375
On a floured surface, roll out your chilled dough to 1/8 of an inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter to cut 24 circles of dough.
Grease a normal size muffin tin. Place cut dough in each slot and fill with about 2 tablespoon of the strawberry mixture.
Re-roll the remaining pastry dough to make lattice strips for the tops of the mini pies.
Beat together egg yolk and cream. Use a pastry brush to brush the lattice tops with the egg wash. Sprinkle with large granule sugar and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.