When we were kids, my mom would make mini pies for us to take in our lunches. Usually apple, but sometimes blueberry. By the time i was in fifth grade, my mom had a good following for being an awesome baker, so i shared many cookies, pies and donuts that year!
Today, i decided to make two pumpkin pies, one for my beau and one for my little man K, an apple pie for my beau, and a cherry pie...mine! I LOVE cherries, gimme a can of cherry pie filling and a spoon and let me go! Yummy! No, I've actually never done this, when i was a kid my mom would have screamed, and now i usually never seem to buy enough. I get it bulk and always seem to have just enough to fill the pie.
I used the leftover pastry from our pumpkin pie from Remembrance Day (here) and made another batch of filling. What i did not use today, i stuck in a yogurt container and froze. I used a left over apple from my apple sauce, with a sprinkle of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; and the cherry pie was easy, open the container and dumped in the filling.
I precooked the pumpkin shells for a few minutes, and i chose to use the quick latticework topping for the others because i would not have had enough pastry to make full tops. I think i have mentioned before that i can not make pastry and always have my sister make it, so i was going with what i had.
The fruit pies cooked first, and they look delicious! I can't wait to dig in. They only took about half an hour to cook. Another ten minutes and the pumpkin pies were done to.
The pastry shrunk a lot, probably because it was a re-roll. I am sure the guys will not notice as they inhale them!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US, I am off work today to have turkey with some friends visiting from Georgia. Hope everyone has a great day, and stays safe shopping Black Friday tomorrow!