Most of the desserts I make are shared with my co-workers, friends, or family. So I love anything that is easily parsed out and portable. As much as I enjoy making pies, they aren't always the easiest to share. After making blackberry mini pies, I was convert to mini pies. Or pie babies, baby pies, pielets, hand pies. Whatever you call them, they are too darn cute!
When an apple pear mini pie recipe from Soup Addict hit my inbox, I couldn't wait to make them myself. Especially since I came home to find some beautiful pears on the counter the day before. I love the class apple-pear combination of Fall and like to add in some dried cranberries for some tang and additional texture.
Pie crust has become one of my very favorite things to make. I love how a few simple ingredients create a vehicle for an endless list of fillings. I used Dorie Greenspan's Good For Almost Everything Pie Crust here, but you could easily use refrigerated pie crust.
The star of these little babies is the honey creme. So good. Rich, velvet, sweet custard creates a pillow for a mixture of apples, pears and cranberries. The result is a handheld pie that is pretty to look at and even better to eat.
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