Mini Pies are the new trend for small desserts
Mini pies are starting a new trend that is riding on the heels of cupcakes and cake pops. These small pies are 6 inches or smaller in size. They can serve one or two people. And yes, they make a great romantic pie to share with your love.
People want more pastry
Today people want more pastry. Full size pies are mostly pie filling with some pie crust. With mini pies, you get to have more of that lovely pastry..
One advice, your pie crust needs to be very good for mini pies. It will make or break your pie being liked.
Mini Pies - A convenient food for all
These small pies are very convenient for on the go eating: picnics, lunch bags, sidewalk snacks, fishing, bike rides, any place for finger food.
You can put them in plastic bags and eat them with your hands, no plate or fork needed here.
Kids, especially girls and teens, will go nuts over these cute bundles of pastry and fruit. Why buy store junk that has nothing natural about them other than sugar? Bake your own mini pies knowing you are feeding them with wholesome ingredients from a loving mom.
Mini Pies from oven to mouth in a shorter time
Mini pies can be easier to make and inexpensive, cheap. These pies cooks faster and are perfect for giving as gifts to family and friends.
These pies are not only quicker to cook but also take a shorter time to cool.
The pie filling can hold a lot of heat and take a very long time to cool down. However, the good news about mini pies is that the filling is not as deep, so the will tend to cool down faster. about 20 to 30 minutes if done in the refrigerator.
What this means is you get to eat your mini pie sooner, and you do not need to plan so far in advance to bake a pie.
Petite Pies offer portion control and variety
Tiny pies are less threatening when you are on a diet. There is little or no guilt eating a mini pie all to yourself.
Are you bored of eating the same pie the day after?
Mini pies are nice when you do not want to eat the same pie day after day. Trying to finish off a full size pie can be a challenge if you live along. Using the mini pie recipes on this site, you can bake several kinds at the same time.
How about some blueberry, peach, pear, pumpkin and apple at the same time. You can save these tiny pies in the refrigerator for a couple of days or freeze them for several weeks to eat later.
You like things nice and tidy, then you are a mini pie girl
Cutting into a full size pie can generate a sloppy looking pie. A cut pie may seem unpleasantly messy, even gross at sometimes. But eating a mini pie leaves no evidence. It is nice and clean. The next time you want a pie, you do not need to take what is leftover. How special you are now. You get a fresh pie that no one has touched.
Mini Pie Recipes use less of the ingredients
Mini pies use less of the ingredients. This means two things. One, they are cheaper and if you want to use fancy or special ingredients you do not need as much.
Do not need a big oven for small pies
Another thing special about these mini pies is that you do not need a standard conventional oven to bake these little bundles of joy. If you have a decent toaster oven you are good to go. Are you in college? Then bake a fresh pie in your room.
Be the hit of the party with mini pies
You must know that these cute pies are a hit at parties or company potlucks.
I made a dozen of these tiny pies, some blueberry and some peach, for my company eating. I placed them at the end of the table where we had cake and cookies. Normally, you wait until you finish the main course before grabbing the dessert. But when I finished eating my main meal I went back to get one of my small pies. It was too late. They were all gone! A good thing I kept a couple home for me to eat.