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These mini cherry pies have all the deliciousness of regular cherry pies but look a lot cuter!

These pies are special mini pies. They definitely were a labor of love but they were oh so worth it.

Mini Cherry Pies

The cutest mini cherry pies! Everything is better mini!
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 mini pies
Author: Julie Chiou
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For the dough

  • 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup ice water

For the filling

  • 1 pound cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cornstarch slurry

For the tops of the pies

  • 1 egg, beaten

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  • In a food processor, pulse together the flour and salt. Then with the food processor on, drop the cubes of butter through the feed tube, one by one. You'll want the dough to be pea-sized crumbs. Then pour in the ice water through the feed tube and the dough should be ready! If it's still too sticky or crumbly, add a bit more water, but by the tablespoon.
  • Dump the dough out onto the counter and halve the dough, placing each halve in saran wrap. Place in fridge for 1 hour or overnight.
  • While the dough is chilling, you can make the filling. In a small pot on the stove, drop in your cherries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook on medium low heat for 12-15 minutes until the cherries are soft and can be mushed down. The filling will still be too liquidy so make a cornstarch slurry (a few tsp. of cornstarch with some water) and pour it in the pot. Stir until it thickens up nicely. Set aside for it to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F and lightly grease 6 muffin cups in your muffin pan.
  • Once dough is ready, roll out one half on the counter top and cut out circles with the largest biscuit cutter you have or use the top of a drinking glass - it just has to be larger than your muffin cups.
  • Place the circles in the muffin cups and crimp down the sides.
  • Place the cooled filling into the cups, almost until full.
  • Take the other half of the dough and roll it out. Using a ravioli cutter, cut thin strips of dough to create a lattice pattern on top of the mini pies.
  • Once you're done assembling, beat an egg and using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the pies with the egg wash.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until they're nice and golden brown on top.
  • Let sit in muffin pan for 10 minutes before trying to remove from pan.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Adventuress Heart


Serving: 1 Pie | Calories: 533 kcal | Carbohydrates: 54 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 32 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 14 g

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Course: Pies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie recipe
Recipe Rating


Sunday 8th of December 2019

Are you using tart or Bing cherries? I didn't see any mention of the type of cherries you used.

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

i didn't use tart cherries so bing/sweet cherries


Monday 14th of April 2014

Is there a particular reason you only did 6 and not 12?


Wednesday 16th of April 2014

I didn't want to have a dozen at my house. It's just me and my husband :)


Monday 13th of August 2012

These look fabulous!Finally I've found a cherry pie recipe without tapioca in the filling. Thanks Julie, you're awesome ^^


Saturday 4th of August 2012

LOVE the idea of mini pies! These are so cute!


Friday 3rd of August 2012

Has anyone tried these in a mini-muffin pan to make bite-size cherry pies? Just wondering how they would turn out.


Friday 3rd of August 2012

They would still work, I would imagine them being extremely hard to do though because these cupcake sized ones were already difficult to work with since they were small. If you have very skillful hands, though, I'm sure you can maneuver them into the mini muffin pans :)