Simple, Quick, and Pretty
What's not to like?!
They are super easy. I used bought Pie Crust to save time, but if you are wanting make your own go here for a great recipe. To change things up a bit I decided to bake 4 inch dough circles in muffin pans.
Make sure you poke the holes into the dough. This keeps it from shrinking.
The filling for the pie is also an easy recipe that I blogged last Spring, but with Strawberry season being somewhere just around the corner I will give it to you again because it makes all the difference in flavor and color. I start by mixing my own dry mix which is only 3 ingredients and fail proof.
1 cup clear-jel, cook type
2 cups sugar
2 pkgs. Strawberry Kool-Aid
Mix together well and store in a glass jar with a tight lid.
If I'm making this for company and I want the color to be very red, I thaw some frozen, chopped strawberries and strain the juice and use it in place of some of the water. It enhances the whole pie. In flavor and in the way it looks.
Combine ¾ cup dry mix and 2 cups water/strawberry juice in a saucepan and stir with a wire whisk over medium heat until thickened. Allow to cool completely before adding ripe strawberries. I like to use the Danish just to make the sliced strawberries stick together making it an actual strawberry pie and not so much a Danish pie. ☺ But that's just me. If you prefer more danish, go for it! Try it sometime, I'm sure you will love it, and it won't taste like preservatives. ☺
These would be perfect for a brunch or a tea party, etc. And they are fun and simple.