A stroke of bliss. As in a food induced medical emergency, in all the right ways. And a stroke of adorable, because I’m a firm believer that any dessert is cuter in miniature form.
Technically these little gems are no bake. Just a little cooking required.
*Sidebar* These are equally tantalizing with later summer blackberries. You’re welcome.
Or if you are feeling lazy one of these days and have the mini-graham cracker crust tins – these are truly no bake.
If you’re feel like an overachiever, or trying to procrastinate on the rest of the unpacking and post-wedding organizing that you have to do – go ahead, make the real, butter laden, freeze the butter, roll it out kind of dough. Your choice.
The procrastination train was pulling into the station with Megan all aboard! Hence the real pie crust.
It’s okay, it’s only me here unpacking all the post-wedding gore. With half of our room still taken up by boxes and gifts we have no where to put and boxes of decorations and favors taking up the entire desk space in the dining room. Not that we really dine in there anyway, thank goodness.
Also – I miss my husband. Three more weeks of this? I stick a big ol’ middle finger at you, Universe.
Three of these pies made it into my pie hole. Last night. Alone.
The last three somehow, by some miracle, made it into work for the guys. That’s the kind of good person I am.
And speaking of work – I got a new job today. I’ll be remaining in the same company but on a whole new project. From the time I sent my resume to the time I got the call back was an elapsed time of 2 hours.
o.O <— that about sums up my expression and the panic in my eyes.
This is a LAWWTT of life changes all at once. And after that fateful phone call one of these sounded pretty good. Except they were gone.
I opted instead for all the chocolate I could scrounge up. Two of them being minimally healthy in the form a Fiber One Brownie and a Healthy Choice fudgesicle. The third and final nail in the choco-coffin was a handful of mini-reese cups.
Today was not about being a hero. And these pies are not about being a hero – they’re about stroking on bliss.
Mini Peach No Bake Pies
1 1/2 cup Flour
3/4 cup Butter, cubed and frozen
1/4 tsp Salt
4 Tbsp Ice Cold Water
5 cups Peaches, divided - 1/2 cubed and 1/2 sliced
1 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
3 Tbsp Corn Starch
For Pie Crusts:
In a food processor, add in flour and salt. Pulse 5 times to combine. Add in frozen butter and pulse until large crumbles form. Add in ice cold water and turn on until a large dough ball forms. Remove from food processor and divide dough into two balls. Slightly flatten both balls of dough and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll dough out on a floured surface into a large rectangle and cut 6 6-inch circles. Place one circle into one mini-pie tart. If you're making one standard size pie, roll out one of the dough rounds and place in a standard pie pan.
Place pie weights into the mini-pie tarts or the standard pie dish and partially bake the pie for 8-minutes for the mini tarts and 15 minutes for the standard pie tin.
Remove the pie weights, and continue to bake the crusts for an additional 8 minutes for the mini-tarts or 15 minutes for the standard pie tin.
Remove crusts from oven and allow to cool. After 10 minutes, the mini-tarts can be removed from the tart pans to continue cooling.
For Pie Filling:
Take 2 1/2 cups of cubed peaches and place into cleaned food processor. Add in sugar and almond extract. Pulse to combine until all peaches have liquified.
Place into a saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in corn starch and stir until the peaches come to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Fill pie crust(s) with cooled peach filling. Place mini-pies/pie in fridge to set for 2-3 hours.
Top with sliced peaches when cool. Devour.
Inspired by America's Test Kitchen Mixed Berry Icebox Pie