Mini Fruit Pies
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon butter (not tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • slight pinch of salt (tiny amount)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (if you strawberries aren't ripe add ¼ teaspoon strawberry extract also)
  • FRUIT (1 banana, 4oz other fruit approx. 1 cup)
Instructions
  1. In medium saucepan whisk sugar, cornstarch, water, egg yolk, butter, lemon juice, salt and vanilla together.
  2. Heat over medium heat whisking until it's thick
  3. Add in fruit and gently stir (so you don't mash the fruit)
  4. Heat one minute.
  5. Pour filling into baked pie shells.
  6. Top with meringue and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the meringue is cooked and lightly brown on edges.
  7. Refrigerate pies once they are cooled.
  8. Garnish with a fruit before serving.
  9. Alternatively you can top the pies with fresh whipped cream, but if making them a day ahead I've found I like the meringue topping and adding fresh fruit the day of serving.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2015/10/mini-fruit-pies.html