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Mini Fruit Tart Pies

Mini Fruit Tart Pies | #fourthofjuly

We are totally, totally, totally loving summertime right now. We’ve been settled into our new place for a little over a week, and we’re been hanging by the pool, playing with new friends, and hanging with Grandma pretty non-stop.

With all this summer fun going on, it seemed like an appropriate time to post a creamy treat topped with juicy berries! These little guys are so yummy and easy to make. Plus, they’re all decked out in Red, White, and Blue which makes them the perfect pop-able appetizer or dessert to serve at all of the July 4th festivities that are right around the corner!

The simplicity of making these pies may be the best part about them! Using a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust really makes things easy. Use a 6″ circle cutter to cut the mini pie crusts, place them in a mini muffin tin, and then bake. Fill the shells with a super simple cream cheese vanilla bean filing, and top with your favorite fruit!

It couldn’t be an easier recipe to follow… or to eat ;)

Mini Fruit Tart Pies | #fourthofjuly

Mini Fruit Tart Pies

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 2 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (yes, granulated)
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped OR 1 tsp vanilla paste OR 1 tsp vanilla
  • cut fruit for topping (I used strawberries and blackberries)


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Unroll pie crusts. Use 6" cookie cutter to cut mini crusts. Press each small circle into a cup in a mini muffin tin (you could also use a regular tin, you would just have larger mini pies).
  3. Bake for 8-9 minutes until just barely golden brown around edges. Remove from tin and let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla (bean, paste, or extract). Scrape the mixture into a ziptop bag. Snip the corner and pipe the mixture into each pie shell.
  5. Top each pie with cut fruit.
  6. Serve immediately or cover and chill until time to serve.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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9 Responses to “Mini Fruit Tart Pies”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm (#)

    These are the cutest things ever! I love that they’re mini. I’ll pop a half dozen real fast – just watch :) pinned

  2. Serene @ House of Yumm posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm (#)

    Love how simple these are to put together! Plus they are adorable! Love mini desserts, I may be slightly addicted to them. Perfect for any 4th of July get together. Pinning!

  3. Mir posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:26 am (#)

    Always love the mini desserts because it’s totally legit to eat tons more of them!
    These are perfect for July 4th. Or November 4th. Really, I could eat them any time of year!

  4. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:47 am (#)

    I LOVE mini desserts because 1. cute food is the best. 2. Then I can eat them all, but it doesn’t count…right?
    Love these! Pinning :)

  5. Emma posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:10 am (#)

    Yum these look super cute and all kinds of delicious. Great work Ashton :)

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:24 am (#)

    I want to pop 10 of these in my mouth for breakfast right now. So gorgeous!

  7. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#)

    Love your minis! Especially the beautiful fruit on top!

  8. Liz Fourez posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm (#)

    Simply delicious, Ashton!! Love these mini fruit tarts!

  9. Karly posted on June 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm (#)

    So incredibly delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!