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


  • 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


  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.


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

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

  3. I loved your article post. Will read on…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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 :)

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

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  20. 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.

  21. 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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