Individual Berry Cream Pies

01.06.2012

Why pay for mint leaves when no one really eats them and they just end up straggling behind on the plate, then in the trash =)?  If you didn’t notice I garnished these with the leaves of the strawberries rather than buying mint leaves just for looks.  Not sure if they’re edible but they look fancy.  I can’t get enough of these mini pies!  These are elegant, simple to make, luxuriously delicious, personal size cream pies that can be made in 10 minutes!  I love the versatility of these pies.  You could switch up the berries, and even use peaches or bananas (mmm love banana cream pie).  I like to call the pastry cream I use in these, cheaters pastry cream because it tastes like pastry cream but its made from instant pudding in 2 minutes.  These pies are perfect for the upcoming Valentines holiday or anytime you need a delicious sweet!  Make these for a party and allow everyone to believe you spent enduring, long, laborious hours in the kitchen for such a fine dessert =).

Individual Berry Cream Pies

Yield: 6 pies

Individual Berry Cream Pies

Ingredients

  • 6 mini store-brought graham cracker crusts
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (3.5 oz) pkg white chocolate, vanilla or cheesecake instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 10 oz strawberries or raspberries (it should yield about 2 cups when diced)
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar, divided

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream, milk, vanilla and instant pudding mix for 2 minutes until very thick. Cover and refrigerate. Dice strawberries into small pieces (if using raspberries dice into halves). Pour strawberries into a small mixing bowl and stir in 2 Tbsp powdered sugar, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together 1/2 cup cream until soft peaks form. Stir in 2 Tbsp powdered sugar then whip until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Remove pudding mixture from refrigerator, stir once more then fill each graham cracker crust with 1/4 cup mixture. Smooth tops of pie then equally divide diced strawberries over filled pies (its a few heaping tablespoons over each). Pipe sweetened whipped cream over each pie. Serve immediately.
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4 comments

  • Simply Tia: I love how cute these look and I love how delicious it looks. Will be saving this to try for V-Day!

    Have a great weekend. January 6, 2012 at 5:42pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks Tia! I hope you have a great weekend too! January 6, 2012 at 8:48pm Reply

  • Amalia: Yes, another personal-sized dessert, which means no sharing! This looks sooo delicious, I love pastry cream, especially when they take only 2 minutes :) And I would definitely try the banana cream version too, I can just taste the deliciousness now! January 7, 2012 at 12:25pm Reply

  • Tabitha Lynn: Yum!!

    Love your blog!!

    Tab
    My-cliffnotes.blogspot.com January 8, 2012 at 1:44pm Reply

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