The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Our family has many traditions, like chopping down a Christmas tree, preparing a nice family dinner, playing in the snow, and (my personal favorite) baking!
Holidays and pies go together like Mickey and Minnie—the season wouldn’t be the same without them. These simple mini cherry pies are a perfect dessert that your kids can lend a hand in making. Added bonus? Their small size makes them more manageable for little mouths!
It warmed my heart seeing my kids enjoy these pies. Their smiles and praise are so worth it. Wouldn’t you smile if you saw a tray full of these cute Mini Hidden Mickey Pies on your table? Make that moment a reality with this fun recipe.
For more Disney magic, try these Mickey Waffles — 4 Ways:
Mini Hidden Mickey Pies
- 2 store-bought pie crusts
- 2 cups frozen, pitted tart red cherries
- 3/4 cup cherry juice or water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2.5″ and 3″ round pastry cutters
- Small Mickey cookie cutter
- Mini pie pan or muffin tin
Let pie crust stand at room temperature according to package directions.
Thaw frozen cherries, then reserve the juice. Cut thawed cherries in half.
For filling: In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, salt, and allspice. Add the 3/4 cup reserved juice (or water) and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Stir in thawed cherries.
Preheat oven to 425° F. Roll out 1 pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Dip 3’’ round pastry cutter into flour before using. Cut 6 bottom crusts. Line each of 6 cavities in mini pie pan (or muffin tin) with 1 bottom crust. Cut three 2.5’’ cutouts and a Mickey shape from each center. Set top crusts and Mickey cutouts aside. Roll out remaining pie crust on lightly floured surface. Repeat cutting crusts and Mickey cutouts. Line each remaining 6 cavities with 1 bottom crust.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into each cavity, then place 1 top crust over each. Gently press crust edges to seal. Then place a Mickey cutout on the center of each pie.
Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325° F and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven to cooling rack, and cool for 5 to 8 minutes. Lift and remove pies.