Make-Ahead Mini Fruit Pies: Make It, Freeze It, Bake It, Enjoy It even after Summer

Enjoy the abundance of fresh Summer fruits to the fullest before it is gone. These Mini Fruit Pie are a great way to enjoy Summer, and even Fall and Winter. This freeze well so you can enjoy it even if the Summer is done. Made with homemade flaky Pie Crust and filled with only fresh Berries and Peaches. This is truly a Summer treat to enjoy. Give it a try.

Mini Peach Pie

Stretch Summer with this make-ahead, freezer friendly Mini Fruit Pies. Make use of the fresh Summer fruits while it last, stuff them in a pie, freeze them and feel the Summer love even during Fall and Winter.

Mini Peach Pie

Summer, gone too fast. It was good while it lasted though. We had few amazing sunny days and sadly, it is time to say goodbye to Summer and welcome Fall. Maybe not? I intend to keep summer a little bit longer, or maybe to carry Summer to Fall with these beautiful Mini Fruit Pies.

Mini Berries Fruit Pie

I enjoyed outdoors a lot, doing my picnic at the park while reading my books, biking at Stanley Park, sunset watch at English Bay and Garry Point Park, beach walk at Kitsilano and Jericho, short walks by the Coal Harbour area, nice Fish & Chips and Gelato at Steveston Village, short hike in amazing Sea To Sky, group hike at Rice Lake and a lot of foodies activities, plenty of gelato, yogurt and fresh fruits too. With all these amazing summer activity, it is really hard to say goodbye to summer. So to end my amazing summer, I made these fruit pies. Something that I can bring with me to enjoy during Fall mayeb even until Winter. This is me enjoying Summer in Fall, just a little bit more.

Mini Strawberry Pie

I made three variations for these mini pies. I have Strawberry Pie, Berries Pie (Strawberry & Blueberry) and Peach Pie. I love the sweet and tangy flavor of these fruits when baked and filled into a flaky , buttery and creamy Homemade Flakey Pie Crust.

How to Freeze Unbaked-Fruit Pie

Since I started making my own Homemade Pie Crust, I made pie more often that I used to. I like making them using my mini pie pans because it allowed me to create different variation, and it’s a nice size for sharing with my friends too. This is the first fruit pie I made using my Homemade Pie Crust and I have to say it went pretty well than expected. The pie crust is buttery, flaky and crispy, a perfect combination with these beautiful peaches and berries.

Mini Fruit Pies

The unbaked pie can be kept frozen with filling for later baking. This means I can enjoy my pie freshly bake, anytime I want. You can use other fruits too like Raspberry, Blackberry or Apple. You can enjoy this warm straight from the oven (my preference) or cold straight from the fridge. This also goes well with doll up of whipped cream or even better, with Vanilla Ice Cream! Let’s get started!

Mini Strawberry Pie

How To Make This 4 Ingredients Pie Crust, Watch Now

Ingredients:

  • Homemade Pie Crust or store-bought Pie Crust
  • 1/4 cup granulated White Sugar (plus more for sprinkling on top before baking)
  • 1 cup fresh Strawberry cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp Confectioners Sugar/Icing Sugar
  • Egg wash – 1 Egg +1 tsp water

Instructions:

  1. Prepare Homemade Pie Crust. This can be made in advance, keep refrigerated for 3 days or freeze up to 2-3 months. Thaw at room temperature when ready to use.
  2. Divide pie crust dough into 6 equal portions or however small or big You prefer the pie.
  3. Press Pie Crust in the Pie Pan: Cover 3 of the mini pie pan with the pie crust dough. Set aside the remaining dough, these will be used to make a strip (or star cutout) to cover the top of the mini pies.
  4. Chill: Chill in the freezer at least 15 minutes to harden the dough (or overnight). This step is important to prevent the dough from shrinking during baking. You can make this ahead of time if you want to. That is what I normally do, it saves a lot of time and very handy to have it available.
  5. Make the Fruit Filling: In a clean bowl, add diced fruits/berries, sugar and cornstarch. Mix until fully combined.
    • Alternatively, You can also use Homemade Pie Filling. All these fruit filling were made using fresh fruits.
  6. Cover the Top: In a clean surface, roll the remaining pie crust dough and cut into strips or stars.  Lay the strip on top of the pie and pinch the side to stick the dough.
    • If using star cut-out, press the stars on the side of the pan and brush top with egg wash to stick the other star cut out. Don’t worry, it will stick to the fruit filling once it bakes.
    • Alternatively, You can also just cover the top of the pie with a rolled dough. If this is what You want to do, cover only 3 pie pan and use the remaining portion of dough to fully cover the top.
  7. Chill for another 30 minutes, or these can be kept frozen for baking in a later time.
  8. Egg wash: Before baking, brush with egg wash (1 Egg + 1 tsp water) or milk and sprinkle top with granulated white sugar, about 1/4 tsp each.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375F for 35 – 40 minutes of until the top starts to brown.
  10. Cool: Let cool for at least 30 minutes (1 -2 hours recommended) before serving. The rest period will allow the juice from the fruits to thicken.

Makes 6 pie

Mini Strawberry Pie

How Do You Freeze Un-Bake Fruit Pie?

Wrap them individually with plastic warp and freeze it for later baking. No need to thaw, when ready to bake, pre-heat the oven to 375F and bake as per recipe instruction above.  You may need to add 5 more minutes in the baking time. So convenient! Pie anytime you want them.

Freezing Fruit Pie

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