with so many flavors out there, there is sure to be a pie for everyone, right? but who wants to make a bunch of full-sized pies and watch them taunt you from the fridge (“we really shouldn’t waste it”…”maybe just one more bite”)…and have you ever had a pie craving so bad that you picked one up at the grocery store, enjoyed your piece and then repeated the above?? yeah, me neither. 😀
this is why i embarked on the cutie pie adventure! first, of course, there is a cookbook. and not just any cookbook, but a cute, colorful, miniature-size cookbook with bright illustrations of yumminess. (i’m sure this is a word).
tonight i tried out two of the recipes, in hopes that they were awesome and i could make them next weekend when i head off to a dinner party with work people. i mean, let’s be honest, nobody wants to walk in the door with a plate of brownies from a box…come on!
first, let me explain that this cookbook has multiple options for pie sizes – pie jars (using wide, stout mason jars), cutie pies (using a muffin pan), petite-5’s (using a mini muffin pan), foldovers (think the old mcdonalds apple pies), and pie pops (small circular pies on a stick, who knew!)
i will admit i took the easy route and bought premade pie crusts to save time. however, i was also able to make 18 cutie pies (6 apple, 12 smores), in under 2 hours! both pies were yum-mm-mmy, although i think the smores pies will not sell themselves…they look a little icky.
lessons learned: piecing the pie crust together doesn’t hold as well as using a single layer of crust. the smores pies cooked up in the oven (due to the marshmallows), but once cooled shrunk down to nearly half their size. next time, overstuff!!