25 Quick and Easy Mini Pie, Tart and Cake Recipes

Pies are a classic holiday dessert in many homes, but they can be difficult to serve and require another set of plates and forks. Why not eliminate the mess and added silverware by serving a variety of different mini pies? Here are 25 of our favorite single-serve pie recipes, from key lime pie right down to classic apple.

1. Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini key lime pie recipe

These mini key lime pies look incredibly mouth-watering, and they’re easy to make too. There are only five ingredients for the filling and three for the crust. Make your way over to Liv For Cake to find out how to make your own mini key lime pies, and to see tips for a successful crust.

2. Blueberry Meyer Lemon Mini Pies

Mini blueberry meyer lemon pie recipe

These blueberry and Meyer lemon mini pies have crust on the top, allowing you to get creative with the design. Try the diamond shapes that they’ve done here, or perhaps a more traditional lattice pattern. Head over to The Creative Bite to check out the full recipe.

3. Miniature Pumpkin Pies

Mini pumpkin pie recipe

These adorable little pies have a delicious classic pumpkin pie filling, with beautiful leaf and pumpkin shapes decorating the tops. These are made in muffin tins for the perfect single serving size. Head over to Home Is Where The Boat Is to find out how to make these.

4. Mini Cherry Pies

Mini cherry pies recipes

This gooey, delicious-looking mini cherry pie has a wonderfully sweet flavor with that hint of tartness characteristic of classic cherry desserts. The woven top gives it some serious decorative flair, too. Make your way over to OMG Chocolate Desserts to check out the recipe.

5. Mini Pecan Pies

Miniature pecan pie recipe

Pecan pie is a classic holiday dessert in many homes, so these mini versions are a great way to serve a classic without the extra plates and mess of regular-sized pies. And they’re pretty easy to make, too! Head on over to House of Yumm to find out how to make them.

6. Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Salted caramel apple hand pies

These little hand pies are filled with an amazing salted caramel apple filling, and they’re just the right size and texture to pick up and eat with your hands (hence the name!). Make your way over to Just A Taste to check out the recipe and to learn some helpful tips.

7. Chocolate Cream Mini Pies

Miniature chocolate cream pie recipe

For those of you chocolate lovers out there, these decadent-looking chocolate cream mini pies might be the perfect choice for you. They are filled with chocolate pudding and topped with sweet whipped cream. Head over to Flour Arrangements to see the recipe.

8. Two-Bite Lemon Meringue Pies

Two bite lemon meringue pies

These tiny lemon meringue pies are filled with a tart lemon filling, and topped with a lightly browned dollop of meringue… they’re so good, you might just have to eat two. Or five! Head on over to Port and Fin to see the recipe and check out some helpful notes.

9. Mini Heart Shaped Pies

Mini heart filled pies

Your guests are sure to love (no pun intended) these adorable little heart-shaped pies. All you’ll need to make them are some jam, store-bought dough, sugar and milk. Try a couple of different jam flavors for variety. Check out the super simple recipe over at 24/7 Moms.

10. Pineapple Upside Down Mini Cakes

Pineapple upside down mini cakes

If you’re a fan of the tried-and-true pineapple upside down cake, then you’ll adore this miniature version. Simply recreate the classic recipe using muffin tins instead of a sheet pan, and voila – perfect single-serve portions. Check out the recipe right here.

11. Blueberry Hand Pies

Easy blueberry hand pies recipe

These mouth-watering hand pies are filled with a rich blueberry mixture and are in the form of semi-circles so that guests can easily pick them up with their hands, eliminating the need for plates and forks. Head over to Dish By Dish to check out the recipe and more photos.

12. Apple Apricot Mini Tarts

Apple apricot mini tarts

Add some apricot into a traditional apple tart, and you have this fun variation on the classic. Simply make a small buttery pie crust and then fill it with this delicious fruity combination. Make your way over to Bunny’s Warm Oven to check out the full recipe.

13. Individual Frozen Creamy Chocolate Mini Pies

Individual frozen creamy chocolate tarts blog6 1 of 1 2

Here’s another one for the chocolate lovers in the group – a yummy frozen treat made with chocolate-y mascarpone cheese and topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings. Head on over to An Italian In My Kitchen to find out all the delicious details.

14. World’s Cutest Mini Pumpkin Pies

Worlds cutest mini pumpkin pies

These adorable single-serving pumpkin pies were deemed the world’s cutest (by their author), but they are pretty darn cute. These are made with a unique crust – wonton wrappers! Make your way over to the Hungry Girl blog to find out how to make these yourself.

15. Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Vanilla cardamom pear hand pies

Here’s a different type of hand pie – this time with a pear filling that has a hint of vanilla and cardamom. Again, they are simple to eat so they won’t create a terrible mess in the kitchen after a long evening of dish-washing. Head over to An Edible Mosaic to see the recipe.

16. Nutella and Chocolate Mini Pie Recipe

Chocolate nutella mini pie recipe

If you love the unique flavor of Nutella, then you’re sure to enjoy this decadent Nutella and chocolate mini pie recipe. The filling has a mix of cream cheese, vanilla and Nutella, with a topping of pure chocolate. Head over to The Gunny Sack to read the recipe.

17. Mini Banana Cream Pies

Mini banana cream pie recipe

There’s something that’s just so darn cute about these tiny banana cream pies! The bottom mixture hides a slice of banana inside, so when you bite into it you get that delicious cooked banana flavor. And they’re topped with a banana slice too! Check out the full recipe here.

18. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Hand Pies

Mini raspberry dark chocolate mini pies

These little hand pies pack a big punch, filled with antioxidants from both red raspberries and dark chocolate… so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating one (or two or three!). Make your way over to Annie’s Eats to find out how to make these delectable treats yourself.

19. Peach Hand Pies

Peach hand pies recipe

Unlike many other hand pies, these peach ones have a sugary glaze on the outside, giving them sweetness throughout. And they’re super simple to make, thanks to their easy-to-find ingredients. Head on over to Shugary Sweets to check out the full recipe.

20. Mini Boston Cream Pies

Mini boston cream pies

Usually Boston Cream Pies are large and harder to make… but these miniature versions have been simplified and they are the perfect size to pop into your mouth after a big meal. Head on over to the Winco Foods blog to check out the easy instructions.

21. Mini Coconut Cream Pies

Mini coconut cream pie

These beautiful little pies are filled with a coconut mixture and topped with a rum-flavored whipped cream. And the crusts are actually made out of delicate layers of phyllo dough. Make your way over to Country Cleaver to check out the full recipe and more photos.

22. No Bake Lemon Cream Cheese Pies

No bake mini lemon cream cheese pie

These little pies are wonderful because you don’t have to bake them… simply grab some pre-made mini graham cracker pie crusts and fill them with a delicious lemon curd and cream cheese concoction. Head on over to Barbara Bakes to read all the details.

23. Mini Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini turtle pumpkin cheesecakes

Indulge your love of caramel and chocolate with these yummy turtle cheesecakes. (I know they’re not technically pies, but they look so good that I had to include them!). A bit of pumpkin flavor is added for a fall twist. Get the recipe over at Crazy For Crust.

24. Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies

Mini sweet potato pie recipe

Sweet potatoes make great pies, too! This relatively healthy dessert is filled with a mixture of sweet potatoes, bananas and spices to create a delicious little treat that won’t blow your diet. Check out the recipe along with some tips and tricks over at Skinny Taste. 

25. Mini Cranberry Pies With Spiced Meringue

Mini cranberry spice meringue pies

This last mini pie recipe is a great one… a delicious cranberry pie with a unique spiced meringue made using Chinese 5 Spice. And the crusts are made from scratch using a very simple mix of ingredients. Head over to In The Know Mom to check out this fabulous recipe.

Faith Towers

 

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