Hi, y’all! I’m stopping in today to share one of my favorite pie recipes and a new little baking tip.
I have quite a kitchen store addiction. My tart and brioche pans are from a variety of places including Sur La Table, Spoon & Whisk, and HomeGoods. The shapes and sizes are just too cute. My favorite little baking trick is using these pans for cookies, pies, and cakes. You end up with perfect individual portions for dinner parties, appetizer plates, etc. They are a hostess’ dream! One of my favorite things to make in brioche pans are mini chocolate lava cakes (the size and shape is perfect).
I used the top of my peanut butter jar as well as other kitchen food containers for the circles for my tart and brioche pans. Just play around with sizes until you have a circle that is wider than the top of your pan (especially if it’s a deep little pan). Coat your pan with cooking spray and press your pie dough right inside. Easy as… pie!
Now, here’s another tip. Do not fill your little pans to the top! Beware, I tried this and the result just doesn’t look like a pie. So leave a cute little edge on your pie by filling the tins only 2/3 full with your pie filling. I chose this chocolate chip pie recipe that has chopped pecans in it because it’s a family recipe that I love love love. I’ll be making it this Christmas!
And there you have it! Now hit the kitchen and create some cute fluted cookies, pies, cakes, you name it!
Here’s my recipe: