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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, did you remember that? If you didn’t plan, probably at this stage you’re thinking your visions of this…

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…are so NOT happening. But, think again! Regardless of what you still have left on your to-do list, or even if homemade baking never even made it on your to-do list for this holiday, if you have about 15 minutes, you can make these super-adorable and delicious mini-pies:

mini-pies thanksgiving recipes

If you’re an only-from-scratch, cans-make-me-cry sort of baker, you will probably sigh a bit at this post. But seriously, don’t trash it ’till you try it! I’ve made them for multiple parties and every-time, every guest is drooling over these little cuties.

How to Make Two-Ingredient Mini-Pies:

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1. The only two ingredients you need are fruit pie filling and
refrigerated pie crust. I always use Comstock for the
filling and Pillsbury refrigerated (not frozen) crust. 
If you're already cringing, I know, I had my doubts at first
too but just try it, you will be pleasantly surprised.

2. Leave the pie crust out until its at room temperature,
and then unroll it on some parchment paper and using 
a custard dish as a template, cut out two circles 
slightly larger than the dish.

3. Gently press one circle into the dish. 

4. Spoon the filling into the crust about 3/4 of the way 
full and then pop on the top crust and you're done!
Bake them at 400°for about 15 minutes with a piece 
of foil around the edges to protect the thin crust-edges
and then turn down the heat to 375° without the foil for
another 10 minutes until the pies are bubbling and golden 
brown.

 Crust options:

These pies are so much fun because you can do so many things with the tops if you feel like getting a little fancy. Of course, the traditional fluted edges are pretty but you can also do a crosshatch pattern, a heart, or even initials. Whatever you decide to do though, just remember to do it before you put the top onto the pie. Its so much easier to cut out when its laying flat:

crosshatch crust for berry pie

crust cutoutsI honestly don’t even like full-size pies anymore. You can’t beat how easy the mini-pies are, and they’re also the perfect single-serving-size that looks so pretty instead of handing out a demolished slice to your party guests when you try and extract it from the bigger pie.

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mini pie recipe

Now there’s no excuses for not baking a little homemade love for whoever you’re giving thanks with tomorrow. Hope you enjoy!

– ❤ A. 

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