Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cherry Pterodactyl Cup Pies*

Say what!? That's what happens when we have too much sugar.
Photojojo Pterodactyl made it into the pie and demanded that you eat it.

Untitled from Kimmy Jaster on Vimeo.

We started out with fresh winter cherries
& the same mini pie shells made for the rhubarb tarts.

Then we made our own filling,
much like we did for our blueberry pie.

1lb cherries
3/4 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. salt
4 tbsp cornstarch + 4 tsp. water
1tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp almond extract
1tsp. vanilla

Put in a skillet and simmer until cherries are reduced.
Fill mini shells (or a full pie shell) & bake until golden brown
I think ours took about 12-15 min.
But it depends on the size of your shells.

We just loved the cherry vanilla almond combo in these, the flavor was amazing!

*Cup Pie--(n.) a treat much like cupcake
as it fits in your hand and is gone in a few bites.
Except instead of a mini cake, it is a mini pie.
Synonym: tart.

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