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Mini Blueberry Pies

They may resemble muffins, but these pastries are all pie.

food

Mini Blueberry Pies

They may resemble muffins, but these pastries are all pie.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten

Steps

  1. Mix together the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor.
  2. Add butter and pulse until it turns into a crumbly meal-like texture.
  3. Drizzle over the ice water, and pulse until the dough sticks together when squished together.
  4. Divide the dough into two disks and wrap them in plastic wrap.
  5. Place these in the refrigerator for 1 hour until firm.
  6. Combine the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  7. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is 1/8-inch thick.
  8. Using an 11 centimeter round cookie cutter, cut 9 circles out of the dough and press them into the bottom and sides of a muffin tin.
  9. Fill the cups with the pie filling.
  10. Using an 8 1/2 centimeters round cookie cutter, cut out 9 more circles and press them on top of each pie, sealing the bottom and top layers of dough tightly with your fingers.
  11. Slice an 'x' in the center of each pie, then brush the surface with the beaten egg.
  12. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes, until golden.
  13. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!