Sweet cherry pie.

I typically do most of the cooking in our house. We have a great deal – one cooks and the other one cleans. However, there is one thing that my husband does that is far, far superior to my efforts. Pie – my husband makes incredible pies. We usually have a number of pie fillings (peach and apple) made up and frozen so all he has to do is make the crust and plop in the filling. However, recently, I thought it’d be fun to have a slight change from the normal. So, instead of the usual large pie, we made little individual cherry pies. They were amazing. It was really fun to have little individual pies that we could share with some ice cream for a sweet treat after dinner one night. The remainder can be easily frozen so that they’re ready to thaw, warm and serve. It’s a great way for me to practice portion control, since it’s always very tempting to have another piece.

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Individual Cherry Pies - 5 Smart Points
Make individual cherry pies in ramekins or a muffin tin. They are simple, delicious and a wholesome sweet treat perfect for dessert for that special family dinner.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
8 20 25
Ingredients
Pie Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup light butter
  • 3-4 Tbsp cold water
Filling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups pie cherries unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp light butter cut into 8 pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a muffin tin or 8 small ramekins.
  2. Mix together the flour and salt for the pie crust.
  3. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the water and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Evenly divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  6. Pinch off 2/3 of each of the 8 pieces and roll into a small circle.
  7. Fill each mini pie plate with the pie dough and gently press into the plate.
  8. Next, mix the sugar, flour and pie cherries.
  9. Evenly divide into the prepared crusts.
  10. Place a piece of butter on the top of each pie.
  11. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into strips to make the lattice for the top of the pies.
  12. Bake the pies for 25-35 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is 1 mini pie

Each serving = 10 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 231calories; 9.9g fat; 4g saturated fat; 33.8g carbohydrate; 17.8g sugar; 2.6g protein; 1.5g fiber

 

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2 Comments

  1. These look great! Just wondering, though…in the title and breakdown of servings it says there are 10 smart points per pie but in the box featuring the instructions and ingredients, the heading says each pie is 5 smart points. Can you please clarify? I think I’m pretty sure of the answer, lol, and it won’t stop me from making them and loving them, but I would like the correct points just for my information. Thanks! Can’t wait to make these.

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      Whoops! That was a typo – it should be 10.

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