Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mini Blueberry Pies for #SummerDessertWeek

By: The Food Hunter

This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent products to use from the sponsors but as always all opinions are my own.

We are mid-way through our first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!

Today I want to share these adorable Mini Blueberry Pies, they are fun to eat alone and even better served topped with your favorite ice cream.

I used luscious Rainier blueberries but you can feel free to change out the fruit to whatever you like best. I tend to always have leftover pie crust in my freezer, which makes it easy to whip up a batch of these bite-sized treats any time I get the urge. I included the full crust recipe below. Use what you need and freeze the rest for will be happy you did.

Mini Blueberry Pies
For 12 mini blueberry pies

2.5 cups Rainier blueberries
1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cold unsalted Land O' Lakes butter, cut into small cubes
1 egg for egg wash
sweet pie crust (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a muffin pan.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 5-inch rounds from the dough, using a glass or cookie cutter. Carefully transfer each round to you muffin tin. Slowly work the dough into the corners of the muffin tin.

Fill each pie crust with blueberry filling until it’s slightly above the level of the tin. The filling won’t expand so you can really fill them full. Put them in the fridge while you roll out more of the dough for topping. You can do stars like I did here or a classic lattice top.

Once all the pies are topped brush the pies with egg wash. Bake the pies at 375 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes total until the crusts are golden brown. To remove from the pan after cooling, carefully slide a butter knife around the edges of each pie and lift.

For the Sweet Pie Crust
(this is for a large pie)

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
freshly grated zest of 1 small lemon
3/4 cup unsalted Land O'Lakes  butter, cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla, I used Adams brand
1/4 cup heavy cream
few drops of ice water

Place the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and citrus zest in the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times to combine the dry ingredients. Add all of the cold, cubed butter to the bowl and pulse to process the mixture until it is sandy and there are no visible lumps of butter.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and heavy cream. Add the wet ingredients tot he food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times, or until the dough comes together. If necessary, add some ice water, a few drops at a time, to make the dough come together.

Remove the dough from the food processor and work it with your hands to even out any dry and wet spots. Form the dough into a ball, flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill until firm, 1 to 2 hours, before rolling out. You can freeze the dough well wrapped, for up to 2 months.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

  • Healthy Watermelon Popsicles from Big Bear's Wife

  • Fried Ice Cream Milk Shakes from Southern Plate

  • Pies of Summer:

  • Mini Blueberry Pie from Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Pie from Daily Dish Recipes

  • Sweet Summertime Cakes:

  • Cookies & Cream Mini Bundt Cakes from Me and My Pink Mixer

  • Sweet Corn and Raspberry Layer Cake from Sweet ReciPeas

  • Chocolate Malted Milkshake Cake from 4 Sons 'R' Us

  • Layered Strawberry Shortcake from Southern From Scratch

  • no Bake Treats:

  • Cherry Granita from The Bitter Side of Sweet

  • Frozen Fruit Cupcakes from The Domestic Kitchen

  • Baked Desserts:

  • Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Love Bakes Good Cakes

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas from Home Sweet Homestead

  • Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

  • Caramel Heath Ricotta Cheesecake Bars from The Whimsy One

  • Banana Pudding Cake from A Blender Mom

  • S'mores Crepes from For the Love of Food

  • Apple Dumplings from Jen Around the World

  • Summer Berry Dessert Bruschetta from Cooking In Stilettos

  • Cinnamon Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread from The Spiffy Cookie



    Now for the giveaway!


    Dixie Crystals Giveaway

    Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!


    Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!  

    Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set. OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.  

    Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

    Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.  

    Prize #6

    Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
    Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
      Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


    1. They're so cute and perfect! I love the star on top too!

    2. Amazing prizes and recipes!!! Thank you for the ideas.