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
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)
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.
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)
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!