Thursday, July 19, 2018

mini cherry pie bites

Please note I was given product samples from the Northwest Cherry growers in exchange for this blog post.  All photos and opinions are my own.

Is miniature food not the cutest thing ever!?!? I mean a bite sized cherry pie.  You can pop the whole thing in your mouth and have the perfect ratio of fruit and crusts.  Bake them in your mini muffin pans and you have the perfect summer appetizer or dessert.  Nothing says summer like a cherry pie.
We love Rainier sweet cherries and this little treat is perfect for summer entertaining.  Be sure to check out the Northwest Cherry Growers website for more great recipes and ideas.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
dash of salt
24 pitted cherries
1.) In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
2.) Beat in vanilla.
3.) Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to cream mixture.
4.) Roll into 1 inch balls and place in greased mini muffin pans.
5.) Pat down and make a well in each muffin cup.
6.) Place one pitted cherry into each well.
7.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Big Thanks to the Northwest Cherry Growers for sending me a shipment of their product.

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