Today was an unusual day. The kitchen is my domain and I rarely give it up or share it. I don’t often ask for help in there. It’s kind of my personal retreat, my temple of contemplation where I clear my mind and think of nothing but the task at hand. So, today I took #Baketogether to a whole new level.
I ended up watching the grand nieces today for several hours as their mom was off teaching a class. After breakfast and a game of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus it was time to come up with another activity. Since our blueberry bush is actually producing and we had other fruit in the house these pies came to mind.
For emergency purposes I had some prepared pie dough in the freezer and thawed it out. This probably wasn’t the wisest choice, but I was going for easy. Easy is necessary when kids are involved. I followed Abby’s recipe, making just a couple of changes. I changed the raspberries for strawberries and pecans for the almonds. Abby’s recipe is here. I won’t reprint it since I made so few changes. I also made them bite sized.
Lilian and Stella helped my mix everything up, cut out the dough, put it in the mini tart pans, fill with filling and top with the streusel topping. As you can see in the picture at the top they bubbled up into a terrible mess. They stuck badly and the crusts weren’t that great, but they’re good. A bit too sweet for my taste, but the girls gobbled theirs!