Mini Strawberry Pie with Easy Pie Crust

Hey everyone! I know it’s been awhile but I have come back with another delicious recipe for you all.

I love different kinds of fruits from bananas to strawberries to watermelon and then some. Had a bunch of strawberries on hand and some ingredients to make pie crust! So why not make some yummy strawberry mini pies?

A friend gave me her recipe on how to make easy pie crust and it tastes wonderful and so easy to make. You can find her on Facebook in the Vegan group: Vegan Beginners along with other recipes! If you have an electric mixer, it is a lot easier to mix but if not, no worries.

Easy Pie Crust
Ingredients:
 2 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pure veg. butter spread plus two tablespoons more
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp cold water (Or can use light coconut milk but will need some extra to add when mixing)

Directions:
Combine flour sugar salt in a large bowl then cut in the pure spread until it is crumbly. Takes a few minutes. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil and water. Add to the rest of the bowl with all the ingredients in it. Then mix together with a small fork at first then get your hands in there and start to mix together kneading lightly until it becomes a ball. Keep grabbing the bits of left over flour in the bowl until it is all mixed in. Then wrap with plastic and wait for thirty minutes to chill.

*If your using an electric mixer, just follow the directions above and not mix by hand or need to use a fork. Just attach your dough hook to the mixer and let that mix it together. While mixing, you’ll need to add a bit more of the coconut milk so that the ingredients will be moist enough to form into a dough.

**You can also use the crust to make veggie or meat pies!

Mini Strawberry Pies
I used the above pie crust and used muffin tins. I suggest using large muffin tins to get more strawberries and other ingredients in better.

Strawberry Mini Pie with Tumeric Vegan Ice Cream

Strawberry Mini Pie with Turmeric Vegan Ice Cream

Ingredients:
1 Package of clean and halved strawberries (Can use more if using larger tins or making large quantities)
1/8 cup Agave Nectar (More or less to taste)

Directions:
Clean and cut the strawberries into halves (with tops removed). Then store in a container and add agave nectar before mixing and partially mashing them. You want to have some partially whole halves for the pies. Cover the container and cool in the fridge for a few hours or overnight till cold and the strawberries soak up the nectar and have a lot of juice. Preheat oven for 400 degrees. Then take your pie crusts and fit them into the muffin tins for the amount of strawberry pies you want. Using a spoon (or small soup ladle), pour the strawberry mix into the uncooked pie crusts. Using some of the left over dough, make a quilt-type pattern on top before putting into the oven. Cook for about 15-20 minutes then let cool a bit. Add some ice cream (Like coconut!) and enjoy!

Mini Strawberry Pie In Oven

Mini Strawberry Pie in Oven

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Apple Crisp in Wonton Shells

Have trouble with just one serving of a nice, warm apple crisp? How about try these Apple Crisps in Wonton Shells as a solution?

 

Ingredients
2-4 Red Delicious or Fuji Apples
Drizzle of Honey (Approx 2-4 Tbsp.)
1-2 Tsp. of Lemon Juice
1 cup of Granola
12 Wonton Wrappers

Directions
1) Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2) Take a 6-count muffin pan and criss-cross the wonton wrappers in each muffin holder to create a bowl out of the wonton wrappers.
3) Bake wonton wrappers for 7-10 minutes or until cooked.
4) While baking the wrappers, in a bowl, cut up the apples into bite-sized pieces. Put lemon juice on the apples so they do not brown then stir.
5) Add honey and stir.
6) Once wonton wrappers are cooked, add the honey/apple mixture to each wonton wrapper bowl. Sprinkle granola on top of each one.
7) Place pan with the wonton/honey-granola apple mixture back in the over for about 5-7 minutes or until warm.
8) Once warm, remove from oven.

Be careful removing each apple crisp as they will be extremely hot.

9) Add ice cream, frozen yogurt, or whipped cream and enjoy!

Dessert Apple Wontons

Ever wanted a cheap desert that didn’t take too much time? Or wanting something easy so that your kids could do it with you? Apple wontons are cheap, quick, and delicious!

apple wontons

Ingredients:

1 sweet apple (Red delicious or fuji apples work well)
Honey
Won ton wrappers (Nasoya wrappers can be found in many grocery stores)
Cinnamon
Sugar

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take out a baking sheet and place on counter near your work area.

2) Slice the apple into tiny pieces. Make sure to remove the hard core in the middle and the peel. Then place in a mixing bowl.

3) Take the container of honey and drizzle it over the apple pieces. You want just enough to coat the apples.

4) Mix cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle them over the apples. Then stir the apples to mix everything together.

5) Take your wonton wrappers and with a small spoon, fill the wrappers with a small amount of the apples. Using your finger, take a bit of water around the edges of the wrapper before folding them to seal the insides. Place on the baking sheet.

6) Repeat above steps till the desired amount or all the apples are in the wrappers.

7) Stick pan with the wontons in the oven for approx 10 minutes to bake.

8) When done, stick the wontons on a plate and can dip them in more honey or even chocolate sauce!