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Mini Peach Pie for Two (Or One)

I like pie. I didn’t used to. Unless it involved cream. Ya know, like Banana Cream Pie. Or pumpkin pie. Or the amazing chocolate silk pie that my amazing sister-in-law Des makes. But fruit pie? Nah. The crust doesn’t really do it for me. I prefer graham cracker pie crusts.

But yesterday, I got the hankering for a summer fruit pie. And I had peaches on their way to the garbage grave. And I hate wasting fruit. I also hate having huge amounts of dessert on hand. Because I will eat it all. Unless I take it to my coworkers. And I really like my coworkers so sometimes I do that. But this time, I just made a small pie instead. Sorry coworkers. I still really like you.IMG_1937-1

Mini Peach Pie

Serves 1 or 2. I’ll let you choose. And I won’t tell your husband or your coworkers.

crust
  • 1/2 c. + 2 T flour (I used spelt out of habit but would use all-purpose next time)
  • 4 T butter (1/2 stick), cut into small cubes and frozen
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t sugar
  • 1-3 T ice water
  1. Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a small food processor.
  2. Add the butter and pulse just until the mixture looks like coarse sand.
  3. Gradually add water, just until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Place the dough on a clean surface and gently form into two balls. Work the dough as little as possible. (You don’t want to melt the butter pieces with the warmth from your hands.)
  5. Wrap the dough balls in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. (I left mine overnight.)
Peach Filling
  • 2 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • a few shakes of nutmeg
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced and just a few swipes of zest
  • 2 t brown sugar
  1. Gently combine all ingredients and let sit for at least an hour. (Again, I let mine sit overnight.)
Crust + Peach Filling = pie!
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 t sugar
  • vanilla ice cream
  1. Take the pie dough out of the fridge. Open the plastic wrap and then fold it over the dough again and roll it out. (This saran wrap just helps prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin). Roll each ball into about a 5” diameter or just slightly bigger than whatever baking dish you will be using. I used round, shallow ramekins, like the ones often used for crème brulee.
  2. Gently place one rolled-out ball into your baking dish and gently press down to fit the dish. Cover and refrigerate the dough again (both the one in the dish and the one not used yet) for at least an hour.
  3. After the dough has chilled again, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Pull your dish out of the fridge, and put your filling in top of the crust.
  5. Slice the unused dough into 1/2” strips and create a lattice on top of the pie filling. (Here are some easy instructions on how to make the lattice. It’s even easier because your pie will be so small.)
  6. Brush the lattice and edges of the pie dough with the beaten egg and sprinkle the sugar on top.
  7. Place your dish on a small baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool 5 minutes before eating.

Enjoy. Preferably with ice cream. I didn’t have any ice cream. It was sad. But still delicious. IMG_1939

What’s your favorite kind of pie?

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Bridget
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    I love cream pies too! Really, I would agree that they are the only pies worth eating, except pecan …that is a necessary holiday indulgence. This is a great idea with the 1-2 person serving size. You could add whatever fruit (berries, apples, etc) you have available. Thanks!

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    Yummmm! Looks so easy, I always think of making a pie as a huge chore! I’m with you I love cream pies but I do enjoy a good apple pie on Thanksgiving and this pie looks good too!

  • Reply
    dana @ my little celebration
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    Yummy 😀 My favorite kind of pie is either pumpkin or apple. I couldn’t possibly decide!

  • Reply
    Kristin S
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    I love it! That’s such a great idea to make a smaller version. I’m the same way with desserts…especially cookies!!! I have a recipe for a custard apple pie that is out of this world! Other than that, I’m not too into pies. BUT, I will be attempting to make a blackberry pie this weekend 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren
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    I love fruit pies. I’m not a big cake person but any dessert filled with fruit is one for me. These are a great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lee
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    I like cream pies too. I think my favorite is key lime or lemon merengue. I haven’t had a slice of either of those in forever. I think that might need to change.

  • Reply
    Alysha @ She's on the Run
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    I totally agree-graham cracker crusts are definitely the way to go (especially with a homemade crust). But if I had to pick a traditional pie, I made a chocolate pecan pie for thanksgiving last year that I could not put down.

    I’m not sure where you’re from but up in Milwaukee we have this thing called Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag from The Elegant Farmer. If you ever see one, grab it and run!

    -Alysha

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    Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde
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    I’m loving all these individual desserts popping up on my reader lately, i find if i make a whole dessert i WILL eat the whole thing 🙂
    And 100% agree, must be topped with vanilla icecream (or frozen yogurt!)

  • Reply
    Krystina (Organically Me)
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    This is cute. 😀 I think mine are key lime and blueberry.

  • Reply
    Stephanie @ Running in the Kitchen
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    Looks delicious! I need to start trying the mini-pie thing. It’s way too tempting having a whole entire pie in the house. My favorite are banana cream and pumpkin.

  • Reply
    Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
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    I love making desserts that are small because I too would eat it all! Strawberry rhubarb pie is my all time favorite… And I just had some over the weekend. Super yum!

  • Reply
    Caree @ Fit-Mama
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    YUM!!! I love peach pie and this is something I have to make! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Lisa
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    I love that you made an individually-sized pie! I’m always on the lookout for smaller portions of big desserts bc I too will eat it all unless I bring the rest to work the next day. I love the idea of mini pies too. So cute.

    My favorite pie is the “Baltimore Bomb,” from a Baltimore-based pie shop here. It’s like a butter pie with tons of cookie in it…so good.

  • Reply
    KaraHadley
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    I made a whole pie last week. And offered as much up to my roommates as they wanted. I still have a third left and I move out on Friday. Looks like I’m eating pie for dinner.

  • Reply
    Jolynn
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    Glad I’m not the only one who would eat an entire dessert by myself… I’m with you on the pies too. The crust isn’t usually my favorite part. But as long as I can add ice cream, I love an apple pie! Love the idea of a pie for 2!

  • Reply
    Pure2raw Twins
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    It has been some time since I have made a pie!! I love pie – wait take that back – only pumpkin pie!!! I never really had any other pies maybe a chocolate pecan or fruit based one. I guess I need to expand my pie tastings haha

  • Reply
    Chase @ The Chase Project
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    I love this! I’m all about desserts for one because my fiance isn’t into sweets and, like you, I will eat all of the dessert if I make it. I will definitely have to try! I do love me some fruit pie!

  • Reply
    BroccoliHut
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    Love this!! I’ve always been a sucker for berry pies:)

  • Reply
    Teri's Mom
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    Looks wonderful. You didn’t get your pie making talent from me. So proud of you.

  • Reply
    Brindi
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    Peach pie! or my Grandma’s homemade strawberry pie…nothing like it in the pie world 🙂

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