Star-Spangled Mini Pies

Dressing up food so it looks more elaborate than it really is, is one of my favorite entertaining “tricks.” That’s exactly what I did with these star-spangled mini pies as seen in the 4th of July dessert table I did here.

To give these little pies a festive touch I filled store-bought mini pie crusts {graham cracker crusts in the baking aisle of the grocer} with either blueberry pie filling or cherry pie filling. Then covered them with star cutouts made with refrigerator pie dough.

These look really cute and I love the combination of flavors with the graham crust + fruit filling + pie crust. Just follow the simple steps below and I guarantee you’ll get “oohs” and “aahs” from your guests!

  • Use refrigerator pie dough and roll it out according to package directions.
  • Cut out circles to top your mini pies, using a martini glass or other large circle.
  • Use star shaped cutters to press out shapes from the dough. Here I used a tiny size to cut out several stars in the middle of the pie crust, and a medium size to cut out 1 center star for another pie.
  • Using the excess dough, cut out several medium stars and begin overlapping them on top of the pie to create a starry crust. Make an egg wash {1 egg yolk + a little water} and brush over the stars to keep them together. Brush the other pies with the egg wash as well.
  • Cook pies until crust is golden brown.

I hope you’ll add some of these mini pies to your 4th of July table. Of course you can always change it up for the occasion by using apple cutouts like I did here, or flowers, leaves, hearts, etc.  Bon Appetit!

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. YUM! So cute and easy. I love pie and will making these .

  2. I just adore these!!! Too cute.

  3. Wow, I am very happy I found your blog on pinterest. I love your ideas of little treats and dessert. So beautiful and creative!

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