So when we get together there is always some sort of project going on. We either craft or bake, and since we weren't able to craft we baked. My mom found these super cute mini pies from a very great site called Our Best Bites. It is a wonderful cooking site with LOTS of wonderful recipes and great tutorials, definitely going in my favorites.
Mom's Pie Crust
2 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
2/3 c. canola oil
1/3 c. milk
Mix ingredients until well blended. Roll out between two pieces of wax paper for best results.
You press the crust in the jar with your finger. Leaving a little room at the top. Fill with fruit filling of your choice. (one batch of pie crust made 6 jars)
Add whatever fruit your want. We made strawberry/rhubarb, blackberry, apple, and peach. I had the apple and peach pie filling already made up in a jar, and the other two we made up by adding sugar and flour. It was super simple. We did traditional pie crust topping and a crumb topping. Here is my recipe for crumb topping for pies, cobbler, and crisps.
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. oats
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Melt butter in the microwave and add remaining ingredients. Stir until well mixed and crumbly. Use your hands to crumble on top of pie or cobbler. (I double this recipe for a 9x13 pan of fruit crisp)Here they are all ready to go into the oven. We baked that at 350 for 35-45 minutes. I placed them on a baking sheet just in case they spilled over. Lucky for us they didn't this time. Here they are cooling in my windowsill wilt Bessie the cow. Yes, there is a bite taken out of the strawberry/rhubarb, we couldn't help ourselves. Aren't they the cutest little things you have ever seen? Like Aunt Ruthie, I couldn't help but saying 'Oh Honey'! We had a fun day and enjoyed this timeless tradition. Thanks Mom for coming up and spending time making memories! It was fun. I am thankful we all live close enough to spend time together.
(just a quick note, we put the remaining pies in the freezer, uncooked, for another day.)