Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pies

Made in muffin cups, our mini strawberry and rhubarb pies capture all the goodness of a country fair. To save time, we used Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
3
cups chopped fresh rhubarb
3
cups fresh strawberries
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lime (1 to 2 tablespoons)
Dash ground ginger
Dash ground cinnamon
1/2
cup cornstarch
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
egg white, well beaten
1/4
cup turbinado sugar (raw sugar)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray 6 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add rhubarb; cook about 7 minutes or until very soft. Add strawberries and granulated sugar; cook until mixture begins to thicken slightly. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice, ginger and cinnamon.
  • 3 Pour mixture into blender. Add cornstarch; cover and blend with on-and-off pulses until pureed. Set aside.
  • 4 On large cutting board, unroll pie crusts. Cut 3 (4-inch) rounds from each crust. Press rounds into muffin cups, leaving crust edges hanging over sides of cups. With knife, trim crust edge slightly to even out crust hanging over edges.
  • 5 Spoon 1/2 cup strawberry-rhubarb filling into each crust-lined muffin cup.
  • 6 Using pizza cutter, cut remaining pie crust into 42 strips, about 3 inches long and 1/8-inch wide. For each mini pie, weave 8 strips together to create lattice square; cut square with 2 1/2-inch round cutter. Gently place lattice round over top of filling in crust-lined muffin cup. Roll overhanging pie crust edge to meet lattice top.
  • 7 With pastry brush, brush tops of each mini pie with beaten egg white. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • 8 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set and crust is golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

Expert Tips

Half the fun of a lattice-topped pie is the homemade look it gives to your finished product. When preparing the latticed tops for your pies, let go of perfectionism and embrace the rustic quality of a hand-weaved pie crust.

Serve these mini lattice pies with a single scoop of ice cream for a refreshing, unique summer treat.