Quick Holiday Fruit Mini Pie Recipe

Quick Holiday Fruit Mini Pie Recipe
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Here is a switch over those holiday fruit cakes. Surprise them with fruitful mini pies.
Makes approximately four mini pies.
Ingredients
Filling
  • 1 1/2 cups dry mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 4 teaspoons of apple juice or water
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting pies
Crust
  • 1 all-butter pie single crust recipe (4 mini pies)
Instructions
  1. Cut 4 tops and bottom circles from the pie crust dough.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Combine fruit, juice, sugar, butter, spice, and brandy in a sauce pan.
  4. Cook slowly over low heat.
  5. Blend cornstarch with the apple juice. Add it to the hot fruit mixture.
  6. Stir until it thickens and remove from heat.
  7. Let this cool some, about 15 minutes or so.
  8. Prepare the mini pie maker.
  9. Place each dough circle for the bottom into the pie maker.
  10. Spoon the filling into each mini pie shell but not to the very top to prevent boiling over.
  11. Top each pie with you dough circles.
  12. Close the lid and bake for 8-12 minutes.
  13. Remove pies with a spatula and allow to cool.
  14. Dust pies with a little powdered sugar.