Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes
Prep Time
30 Mins
Bake Time
35 Mins
Stand Time
30 Mins
6 pies

These budget-friendly beauties are the perfect dessert solution. Mini pies take the effort out of cutting and serving pie, making them ideal for buffet spreads.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a bowl, mix cherries, sugar, tapioca, salt and vanilla; let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Lightly mist 6 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, alternating to keep space between them. Unroll 1 pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to about an 11-inch round. Use a 5-inch round cutter to cut out 6 rounds. Transfer rounds to muffin tin. Gently fit dough into muffin cups, leaving some overhang. Chill for 15 minutes. Repeat rolling with second pie crust, cutting out 6 3-inch rounds. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°F; line a baking sheet with foil. Stir filling; spoon about 2 Tbsp. into each dough-lined cup. Remove rounds from fridge and cut a small star out of center of each. Place one round on top of each pie. Fold edges of round over the overhanging dough; crimp to seal. Repeat with remaining dough rounds. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Place tin on baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until filling bubbles and crusts are golden brown (check frequently and cover with foil if crusts brown too quickly). Remove muffin tin to a rack to cool.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per pie.

Ratings & Reviews

JessicaJJM's Review

July 10, 2014
Easy and tastes great!! Made for our 4th of July party and they were gone!!

emilyrose1234's Review

January 03, 2013
These are very good and surprisingly easy to make. When I saw this on the site I was really intimidated, but decided to try it anyway. It was very easy to make and very good. They are also cute to use at dinner parties.

alyssanicole10's Review

June 02, 2011
These are great! I dont even like cherries & had TWO of these pies. The tartness of the cherries make it excellent. Very easy to make, and the milk & sugar brushed on top of the pie crust makes it absolutely wonderful. Will make often!