What is it about summer time, fruit and pie? When thinking about what to make for dessert in the summer my mind goes straight to a fruit pie. Blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, peach, they are all my favourites.
Here are my top ten reasons why individual pies are better than one big one:
Presentation — there is no cutting a slice to each guest, trying to make each one equal and nice looking.
Pie filling does not leak out while cutting, or from the leftover pie.
Each person gets their own equal amount of crust to fruit ratio.
These pies are easy to make, and no-fail in my opinion. You will know when the pie crust is done, no guesswork like with a regular size pie. "Is the bottom baked?"
Individual pies are so much more easily transportable if you are baking them at home and then taking to a cottage or someone else’s house.
Individual pies are easily reheatable, no guessing if the middle of the pie is warm, these pies heat up quickly and evenly.
Great dessert to take on a picnic.
You can put different fillings in some, no need to commit to one fruit for the entire pie.
Leftovers can be easily frozen and taken out for another time. No one will ever know you served them before.
Who doesn’t like getting his or her own individual dessert? It’s all about the little details!
Feel free to use any fruit for the filling. I find myself frequently buying containers of blueberries only to be putting them in the freezer untouched a week later. This is a perfect way to use up those forgotten blueberries, or any fruit you have lying around that you had high hopes of eating at one time or another.