Nothing compliments a great meal like an even great dessert. Sometimes, you don’t want a huge dessert, just a little taste of something sweet to finish off your meal. These Miniature Apricot Pie Bites are the perfect after dinner dessert not only because they are so stinking adorable, but because they are tasty and budget friendly as well. You don’t need a whole slew of supplies to make them, nor do you need to Mrs. Betty Baker. You just need a few basic supplies and a few minutes, and you are well on your way to a dessert that your family will rave over. Take a look!
2 sheets of pie crust, thawed
1 jar of apricot preserves (Our dollar store sells this product and it is perfect for this recipe!)
Non stick cooking spray
1. First, spray the inside of your muffin tin generously with the non-stick spray.
2. Lay your pie crust flat on the counter. Take the first piece and begin cutting it into 2 by 2 inch squares. This measurement may vary according to the size of your muffin cup. Just make sure the squares are large enough to cover the inside of the cup.
3. Take the dough square and press it into the muffin cups. Press gently so they mold to the shape of the cup.
4. Use a teaspoon and spoon the apricot preserves into the cups. You want to fill it so it comes all of the way up to the top but does not overflow.
5. Now, take your second piece of pie dough and begin cutting the dough into strips. You can then arrange the strips however you wish on the top of your pie. Make a basket weave design, simple straight lines, or cover the entire top with a flat sheet of dough if you wish. For the sample picture, we did a simple criss cross design.
6. Break open your egg and brush a light coating of egg wash on top of your pie.
7. Bake according to pie dough package directions. This will be on average 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees. Once your pies are golden, remove them and sprinkle with granulated sugar for a little sweetness and sparkle. These mini pies are perfect with a scoop of ice cream, a miniature one of course!