When we purchased these supplies, a package of generic pie crust was around $2.50. The pie filling was even less, with a large can costing around $1.50. Chances are, you already have a tablespoon of sugar on hand as well as the other supplies (knife, muffin tin, non stick spray) needed for this recipe. Your average out of pocket cost then for this recipe can be well under $4! You can make a dozen mini pies with this amount of ingredients, therefore each pie will cost you approximately .33 cents each. Now that is a sweet value.
Recipe type: Dessert
2 Refrigerated pie crusts
Cherry Pie Filling
1 tablespoon of granulated or plain white sugar
Non stick cooking spray
Spray your muffin tin generously with the non stick spray.
Unroll your refrigerated pie crust and allow it to thaw for a few minutes if it is still stiff.
Use your knife and begin cutting the pie crust into squares that measure approximately 2 inches by 2 inches. You want them to fit into your muffin tin with plenty of dough to cover the sides all of the way up to the top.
Place each dough square into the muffin tin cups and press them gently so they fit the mold of the cup.
Put two large spoonfuls of cherry filling into each cup. You want it to come right up to the top of the cup.
Take the second pie crust and cut it into strips. The strips should be rather thin, less than ½ an inch wide.
Place the strips in a basket weave fashion over the top of the muffin cups. You will now start to see how they resemble mini pies.
Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake according to pie crust directions. It will typically be about 12 minutes at 400 degrees.
Once done, take out and sprinkle each with the granulated or regular sugar for extra sweetness and sparkle.
Recipe by Crazy About My Baybah at http://www.crazyaboutmybaybah.com/mini-cherry-pies-recipe/