Mini Berry Pies {Summer Progressive Dinner Giveaway}

Happy Monday my friends! Today a few friends and I are sharing a favorite summertime recipe as part of a progressive dinner party. These mini berry pies are great for backyard barbeques and the Fourth of July.

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Pies

Like I mentioned we have a big meal and giveaway to share with you today. We have everything from appetizers to dessert to inspire you with our favorite Summer recipes. A big thanks to our sponsors KitchenAid, Woot Fruit, and World Market for providing an awesome giveaway prize to one our readers.

Favorite Summer Recipes

Here is the menu that we have created, I hope you’ll hop over to their blogs and say hi!

1. Best Guacamole Ever from White House Black Shutters
2. Melty Caprese Appetizer from Cook the Story
3. Skinny Southwest Chicken Dip from Yellow Bliss Road
4. Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible
5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us
6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Kokocooks
Main Course:
7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina
8. Mama’s Sweet Marinated Chicken from Craft Quickies
9. Mexican Grilled Corn from Nest of Posies
10. Triple Berry Cheesecake from The Lilypad Cottage
11. Mini Berry Pies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
12. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake from Crazy Little Projects
12. Perfect Italian Cream Soda from Ella Claire
13. Mango & Mint Lemonade Chiller from Sweet C’s Designs


-$200 World Market gift card. Imagine all the cute home decor you can get with that!

– 5 Speed Hand Blender from KitchenAid. Did you know KitchenAid has a new blog called The Kitchenthusiast where you can find recipes and ideas using their products? Awesome!

– A Margaritaville Margarita Maker from Woot Froot. Woot Froot is excited to bring you the ease and convenience of fresh cut peaches and nectarines just in time for summer. Perfect for summer snacking, dishes and drinks – like peach margaritas and smoothies. Fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this Margaritaville Margarita Maker and get the party started. A $200 value.

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Pies

I love using berries in everything I possibly can during the Summer. Every Wednesday we head to the farmer’s market and buy big baskets of freshly picked blueberries and strawberries for the week. We usually go through the baskets by the weekend and anxiously await for our next farmer’s market trip. I knew I wanted to make a few berry desserts last week so I picked up an extra basket of the two and made new recipes to share with you. Later this week I’ll have a recipe for kids using this mixed berry filling…it’s one of our favorites!

Mini Berry Pies

Yield: 5


  1. 2 cup strawberries
  2. 1/2 cup blueberries
  3. dash of salt
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  7. Pie dough (I used Pillsbury)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Roll out your pie dough and fill mini pie dishes. Use a small star cookie cutter to cut stars for the top of the pies. You can layer on as many stars as you'd like, but you may need to slightly increase the baking time if you cover the entire pie dish.
  3. Toss berries with lemon juice, salt, cornstarch, and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Fill about 1/4-1/2 cup of berry pie filling depending on the size of your pie dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway will run from June 17 through June 24, 2013 at 11:50 pm. Winner will be announced via the Rafflecopter below and the winner will be notified by email.



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