Bite Size Strawberry Nutella Mini Pies

These little pie bites were dreamed up because I’m in a never ending book reading abyss again.

I cannot put the books down.

The reading starts in the morning when I’m throwing something together for breakfast. I read in the car while Nick drives on the way to work, stuff the book in my purse so I have it at lunch, and pull it out again for the trip back home.

I have to plan meals that I can let simmer or bake while I read – more – until dinner is ready.

Nothing that needs two hands to eat like a sandwich or with a knife and fork. Food needs to be easy to make, easy to eat, with one hand so I can hold my book with the other. Like these little pies.

Regular pie is good.

Mini pies are better.

You can make the filling to crust ratio exactly how you want it.

Like the crust the most? Go skimpy on the fillings. Love the baked fruit center? Fill it to the brim.

These little pies bake up golden with soft strawberries and melted nutella bursting out the seams.

A few of these bites, a glass of milk, and a good book are all you need to end your day.

What’s the saying? A pie in the hand…? No, that doesn’t sound right.

Bite Size Strawberry Nutella Mini Pies

Makes: about 1 dozen mini pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 batch of pie crust dough (make half this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll the pie crust dough out until it’s about 1/8″ thick, around the same thickness you would want if you were making a normal pie.
  3. Cut an even number of rounds (24) out of the dough using a biscuit cutter or drinking glass. If you run out of dough to cut, gently knead the scraps back together and roll out again until you have the number of rounds that you need.
  4. Put half of the dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Top the rounds with a small spoonful of nutella and a few pieces of strawberries.
  6. Add another round to the top of each mini pie on the baking sheet and press the edges together using the tines of a fork.
  7. Pierce the tops with the tip of a knife, brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Bake the mini pies at 375 for 20-30 minutes until the crust is golden.

26 Responses to “Bite Size Strawberry Nutella Mini Pies”

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    Sarah — April 25, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I love this idea! I’m thinking a cookie butter and banana filling would be really yummy, too!

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    Brenda (Kookt!) — April 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Great idea to make mini pies! You can fil it with wo many stuff!

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    Sofa Robin — April 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I loved your article post. Will read on…

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — April 25, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Mini pies…oh my, this could get dangerous! I’m already brainstorming variations so I can eat them 24/7…

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    emily — April 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Those are flipping adorable! I get the same way about books.

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    Blog is the New Black — April 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    LOVE!

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    Stacy Makes Cents — April 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I wish I was your neighbor, but alas…..you’re about 1 1/2 hours too far away.

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    Erica — April 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Little bites of heaven? I think so. Nutella is amazing.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — April 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    What a wonderful idea! These little pies look so cute and SO delicious.

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    stephanie @cookinfanatic — April 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    oh myyyy goodness how cute and delicious are THESE?!?!??!

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    Megan — April 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    These are adorable. And love how transportable and easy to eat they are. Happy reading!

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    Paula Robinson — April 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    These look good, but I want to know what the book is that you can’t put down!

    • admin replied: — April 27th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      This week, it’s been the Hunger Games trilogy. I read all three in 3 days? Completely overwhelming and addicting.

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    Jes — April 25, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Oh wow, I think I have some local strawberries yelling to be used in mini pies now!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — April 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    oh yeah. drool…

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    Josee — April 26, 2012 at 1:04 am

    The pies look great…..but what I really want to know is what book has plunged you into this reading abyss! Share!

    • admin replied: — April 27th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      The Hunger Games this week :) But I’ve got a bunch of other books going, too.

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    Chris — April 26, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Oh, my my my my….yes ma’am! Love nutella with strawberries. Can’t wait to make these!

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    Jessica — April 26, 2012 at 5:50 am

    OMGeee! These are so stinkin’ cute! I need like 20 please!

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    Sues — April 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    These are SO cute! And I bet absolutely delicious. I keep buying Nutella, but instead of actually doing anything worthwhile with it, I eat it right out of the container. Or spread on apples…

    I’m with you on the reading thing lately… I actually don’t mind my 45-minute each way commute because I get SO much reading done. I also often read while I’m drying my hair in the morning… which is probably why it never looks quite right :)

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    Shannon — April 27, 2012 at 2:09 am

    ummm, what a delicious idea! these are perfect to hold with one hand… with a book in the other ;)

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    A. — September 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks,I’ve made them to a party and all the 24 was gone in 15 minutes. Worth the hard and long work:) It’s simple,but yet these tiny details like shaping matter.

    • admin replied: — September 28th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      so happy you liked them! they didn’t last long here, either :)

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    Tara — June 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    These were amazing! They were so easy to put together and I love the crust to filling ratio. I can’t get enough of the combination of strawberries and nutella.

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