Pie for dessert is such a treat. Taking a slice of a pie that is shared around the table is a lovely tradition, but having a whole pie to yourself is great, too. Well, a whole mini pie that is.
Hand pies and tarts are a great idea if you have a bunch of people to feed or if you are off to a potluck, and you’ve promised dessert. Individual mini pies are also great to make at the weekend so that you have a week’s worth of sweet treats to add to your or your kids’ lunches.
Mini pies are also a little easier to make as you aren’t battling whole nine-inch rounds of sticky pastry that won’t stop falling apart on you.
Have a look at these fun OGP recipes for individual pies and tarts and get baking!
1. Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts
These Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts by Tori Cooper are head and shoulders above anything you could buy in a packet. The flaky pastry surrounds a smooth cream cheese filling that is dotted with chocolate chips. The tarts are then doused in cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with icing. These babies needn’t be reserved just for breakfast.
2. Blueberry Hand Pies With a Flaky Crust
These sweet little Blueberry Hand Pies With a Flaky Crust by Caitlin and Riley Gladney-Hatcher make a really special breakfast or a well-received dessert. Plump and juicy blueberries fill flaky pastry that is baked until golden. You can make some cashew frosting and drizzle it over your pies for a little extra decadence.
3. Easy Banana and Nutella Puff Pastries
These Easy Banana and Nutella Puff Pastries by Holly Jade are simple to make and require very little preparation. Each little puff pastry parcel is stuffed with banana slices and a generous dollop of Nutella which, if you are feeling adventurous, you can make yourself. Decorate the little pillows with more piped Nutella for a pretty little treat.
4. Maple Pumpkin Pop Tarts
These Maple Pumpkin Pop Tarts by Denisse Salinas have a hint of holiday flair about them, but you can enjoy them any time of the year. The crust is made from coconut oil-based flaky pastry and is filled with pumpkin purée and all of those classic fall spices. The tart is then covered in an irresistible maple icing.
5. Peach Mango Hand Pies
Try these Peach Mango Hand Pies by RG Enriquez. Sweet and smooth peaches and mangoes fill a crispy, flaky pastry to make a heavenly and ever so fruity little pie. You can enjoy your pie just as it is, or serve it with a big scoop of vegan ice cream.
6. Gooey Marshmallow and Chocolate Bourbon Sweet Potato Pop Tarts
Well, these Gooey Marshmallow and Chocolate Bourbon Sweet Potato Pop Tarts by The One Green Planet Team take a childhood breakfast treat and ramp it up adult-style! These pies contain sweet potato, vegan marshmallow, and chocolate chip filling that is bourbon-spiked and flavored with all of those familiar fall spices.
7. Triple Berry Hand Pies
These super fruity Triple Berry Hand Pies by Eva Cannon are a lovely summer treat. The pies are filled with a homemade chia jam that is very easy to make and you can use your favorite berries as the recipe is quite versatile. The cute little pastries are then drizzled in a simple orange glaze.
8. Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies
Have a whole apple pie to yourself with these Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies by Anupama Paliwal. The pastry is buttery and flaky while the filling is sweet, tart, and full of cinnamon. Brush some melted vegan butter on your baked pies and sprinkle them with chopped almonds for a fancy garnish.
9. Cookies and Cream Pop Tarts
These Cookies and Cream Pop Tarts by Holly Jade are a vegan and gluten-free version of the popular kids’ breakfast treat, but these offer so much more than the store-bought ones. A chocolatey, flaky pastry surrounds a smooth, white, creamy filling. The tarts are then covered in a sweet vanilla glaze and sprinkled with crumbled cookies.
10. Cranberry Orange Hand Pies
Check out these Cranberry Orange Hand Pies by Amy Lyons if you are looking for a sweet and seasonal treat. The flaky crust contains ground pecans for extra festivity, and it is filled with sweet, tart cranberries. The pies are then drizzled in a delightful maple glaze.
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