My Mom Stella Mae, who was the very picture of a farmwife, loved to bake with the fruit from trees we had in our backyard. Apples, cherries, and peaches would find their way into a sweet cobbler or rustic farmhouse pies at our dinner table almost every night. It was always a treat to help her especially when she would let me take the leftover crust and sugared fruit to make my own small pies. Try making some with your own kids or Grandkids, they will love it!
To this day, I still enjoy making these little rustic fruit pies. The best part is how easy they are to create. You can use about any type of seasonal fruit you have on hand or even canned fruit will work. The best part I think is their homemade look. Just reminiscent of a simpler time and baking in an old farmhouse. Maybe that’s why I still enjoy creating these little treats.
- 1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
- 2 tablespoons sugar + 1 tablespoon to sprinkle on top before baking
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 cup of fresh fruit. I used blackberries and sliced peaches
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and unroll the refrigerated pie crust out on top. Use a 4-inch biscuit cutter like this one and cut 2 circles out of the pie crust. Take the excess crust and place aside. In a bowl, toss the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon on the fresh fruit. Take half of the fruit mixture and place in the center of one of the dough circles leaving a 1 inch border (save the other half of the fruit mixture for the remaining dough circle) Gently fold the border over and toward the center of the fruit mixture. Brush the edges of the crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over the entire top. Repeat for the second dough circle.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the fruit is bubbly and the crust edges are golden brown.
*If using canned fruit, make sure and strain the excess liquid out first before using.
They are so good and so easy! Have a pie party for friends~ The possibilities are endless.
Let me know if you make them and how they turned out:)