Who doesn’t like the smell of a homemade pie baking in the oven? Fall is such a perfect time for making pies I think. It really has been a tradition in our family for years. My mother was the master baker and taught my sisters and I.
Today I thought I’d try making little individual pies with the pie forms I bought at Williams-Sonoma.
These pocket pies are a perfect solution to satisfy all the members of my familly. They are so cute too.
One form has a lattice top and the other a leaf cutout. Today I chose to make apple and cherry pies.
I bought a can of cherry pie filling for my other pie (don’t tell my mother, it is a no-no in our family.) You can purchase frozen cherries at the grocery store also. They are very good, just need to thicken and add sugar to them once thawed.
Okay, to speed the process up, you can purchase a ready-made pie crust which I did here, however, if you like making crust, by all means do that. I actually don’t mind making the dough but like I said to speed it up this is the way to go.
Flour the surface and unroll the dough. Cut the shapes out of the dough.
Set one piece of dough on cutter and add a few tablespoons of the pie filling.
Top with another piece of the dough and press down to seal and crimp the edges of the pie.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.(all depends on your oven)
Brush the top of the pies with an egg wash (whip 1 egg and brush over the top of the pie) this will help brown it. Next sprinkle a little sugar over the top.
Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is gently bubbling.
Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve on a pretty plate and you’ll be a rock star tonight! ENJOY!