The window of time for picking raspberries in our backyard is so small.  Whenever I pick them I feel like I have to do something special with them.  These four mini pies were made from one pint basket of freshly picked raspberries.

  • 1 round prepared pie crust, cut into fourths
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries, about two cups
  • 1 1/2 t. cornstarch
  • 1 T. water
  • 1/2 C. sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 t. almond extract
  • 1 pinch, salt

Cut the pie crust into four circles and set aside the trimmings.  Press the circles into a muffin tin to create cups.  Heat the oven to 375 degrees.  In a bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water until smooth.  Add the berries, sugar, almond extract, and salt.  Toss to combine.  Divide the berry mixture evenly among the four cups.  Use the trimmings to create lattice tops.

Sprinkle the tops with a little sugar. …

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About swellkid recipes

I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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