When I got home from the Health Living Summit (post to come next!), I remembered I had two pints of blueberries that I had purchased last week for a $1 each (LOVE the New York City fruit carts) and had not eaten – they needed to be gobbled up quickly or they’d be wasted. My grandmother would have my head if she found out they went bad, so I decided to use them up the quickest way possible, in a delicious dessert form in order to avoid the wrath of my adorable 85-year-old grandma!
Isn't my grandma adorable?
My mother makes the most amazing blueberry crumb cake, and I wanted to use her recipe, but make it a little easier, and a little healthier – so I skipped the “cake” and put the filling into mini-pies. I’ve started to buy mini-pie crusts at the grocery store, they’re around 110 calories a piece, and make portion control effortless. Here’s how it turned out (no worries, in the future, I’ll post the full recipe)
Empty mini-pie crusts, ready to be filled!
Easy Blueberry Pie
You can use 20 ounces of frozen berries instead of the fresh pint, or a full pie crust instead of the mini’s pie crusts. I chose to use the mini ones because it’s easy to stick to the serving size. Next time I make this, I’m going to substitute some Splenda for some of the sugar in the filling.
Makes 6 Mini Pies
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
For the filling:
1 pint fresh blueberries or 20 oz frozen unsweetened
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c flour
For the topping:
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
2/3 cup of sifted flour
1/4 cup of cold butter
For the crust:
Six Mini Pie crusts or one normal Pie Crust
1. First Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine the ingredients for the filling and stir together. Spoon it evenly into the pie crust(s)
3. Sift the sugar, cinnamon, and flour for the topping together.
4. In a bowl, mix in the butter with your fingertips until particles are the size of small peas.
5. Sprinkle topping over the filled pie crusts. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until the topping is nicely browned.
mixed pie filling
Weird lighting in my apartment, It's not the BEST photo!
Adam and I both loved these little treats. I’ve never seen Adam eat a blueberry, so I was pleasantly surprised that he liked them as much as he did. These are definitely an easy crowd pleaser!
Added some fat-free whipped cream and fresh blueberries for decoration - Not the best photo, and it looks a little risqué!