Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Pies in a ramekin
So I don't have a picture of this (go me) but its a super easy dessert. I like it because its a nice little size and the perfect little dessert. I guess if you like pie that is. Plus there are endless possibilities... just like making a normal pie! I start off with a frozen marie calendars pie crust. They are a little more expensive than other brands but I just love theirs. They come in two packs so I just use one for 4 ramekins. Once it thaws I roll it up together and divide it into 4 equal parts and roll those into balls. Then I roll those out with a rolling pin until pretty thin. You're gonna kinda press it into the ramekin and have a little extra hanging over the edge. Then you'll take a pie filling of your choice and fill the cup. Then just fold over the extra crust to close off the top. Also make sure you poke some holes in the top with a fork to vent. Then I put them on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake at the temp according to the pie filling directions. You'll have to watch it. I think it bakes for like 20-25 min. Basically until its golden brown. Just keep your eye on it. Then once they cool you can top it off with a small scoop of ice cream and eat it right out of the ramekin. I've used cherry and apple pie filling so far and both are so good. Next I'm trying blueberry. I also want to try cooking the crust then doing a homemade chocolate pudding filling and top with whipped cream. You can really do a lot with it. I love my ramekins. Its a great investment to have a little set of those things. I use 'em all the time! If you don't have some and want to buy them make sure you get a set with lids. Since I can make 4 little pie things with mine I just put lids on the other two and keep them in the fridge. Same when I make homemade pudding and other things. Much more convenient. Hope you'll give it a try! It's so easy!