Individual Cherry Pies

A short and sweet post for individual cherry pies. These take no time at all to prepare if you opt for store-bought crust and canned pie filling. If you would rather go the "from scratch" route, then simply prepare your favorite pie crust (enough for a double crust) and approximately 2 cups of your preferred pie filling.

This recipe makes 8 small pies. Perfect for a sweet summer dessert. I like to top mine with vanilla bean ice cream but whipped cream would be amazing too!

Without further ado, let's get baking!



Enough pie dough for 2 crusts - store bought or homemade
Your preferred pie filling . Approx. 2 cups worth. I used homemade cherry pie filling created with a recipe from Gesine Prado-Bullock's book Confections of a Closet Master Baker
1-2 tablespoons milk or light cream
Turbinado sugar for sprinkling


PREHEAT oven to 350F
HAVE a muffin pan ready to go - ungreased

ROLL out your crusts as you would for regular pies. Using a round cookie/biscuit cutter with a 5" diameter ( I used a glass dessert bowl), cut out 16 rounds.
FILL 8 liners with crusts ensuring there is a bit of crust overlapping the top of the muffin cups
FILL 3/4 full with pie filling
PLACE remaining crusts over top of filling
CRIMP down edges so top and bottom crusts are well sealed
CUT small slits in tops to let out steam as they bake
BRUSH milk or cream over tops of crusts
SPRINKLE with turbinado sugar
BAKE 30-35 minutes until crusts are golden brown

LET COOL in pan 5 minutes
REMOVE pies to cooling rack
SERVE warm or at room temperature



  1. Your mini pies turned out perfectly. I really like the sugar sprinkled on top too - I always sprinkle sugar on my top crust. So yummy!! Great photos too.


  2. I doubled it and made 16! Thanks a ton for the treat :)

  3. How cute Linda! The perfect little serving and they look so delicious! :)

  4. I love Cherry pie and these are soooo cute!

    This is a perfect recipe for this week's Sharing Sundays because our theme is RED!!! We would love if you would drop by and link up this recipe and any other recipes that have RED ingredients such as, Strawberries, Marinara Sauce, Red Peppers, Tomatoes etc.



Thank you for your comments!

Linda @ Lemon Drop