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“Dripping berry pies are my love language.” The other day when I posted this sentiment on Instagram my heart sang when I saw how many of you agreed. That’s why today I’m so excited to present a delicious recipe for Mixed Berry Pot Pies. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, these are a sweet treat you’ll want to make for those very special people in your life.

Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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You’re probably familiar with a traditional berry pie, and I’m guessing you’ve also heard of or chicken pot pie. (Typically, it’s made with chicken and vegetables.) Well, I combined the two concepts (minus the chicken and veggies!) to create these adorable berry-filled heart-shaped pot pies.

This dessert idea came to me when I spotted these mini heart-shaped baking pans at HomeGoods. They were just begging me to take them home and whip up something delicious.


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What I especially like about this recipe is that anyone can make it. Crafting a traditional pie can often be a bit intimidating for beginners, but putting together a single-serving pot pie allows for more room for error – as long as it’s made with love.

Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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For these pies, I relied on my go-to pie crust recipe, which you can find here. Feel free, however, to use a recipe you like or buy your pie dough at the store.

All you need to do is line your little pie pans with the dough and leave the excess hanging over the sides. For the filling, I went with mixed berries because I thought the flavor and colors were befitting Valentine’s Day. Of course, you are welcome to use whatever fruit you’d like. A couple dabs of butter on top of the filling enhance the flavor and richness.


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Each mini pie then gets sealed with another layer of pie dough. I like to brush the edges of the bottom dough with an egg wash before adding the top piece of dough to ensure a nice seal. Crimp the two pieces of dough together with your fingers or a fork and cut two air vents in the top crust with a knife. Brush some of the additional egg wash on the top and a sprinkle of coarse sugar finish to add sparkle.


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Now it’s time to bake!

This is where my love language comes into play. Some might think their pies are “ruined” if any of that sweet berry juice drips out. Not me! I love it. It reminds me of my childhood and my grandmother. I can almost taste that pie with my eyes, and boy is it delicious!

Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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Oh, and before I share the recipe with you, I have one other quick tip. Did you notice those “xoxo” napkins? They are actually dishtowels I found at HomeGoods! If you’re looking for festive or seasonal napkins but having no luck, head over to the dishtowel section. Many dish towels work well as napkins. Personally, I love the larger size, plus they launder beautifully!

Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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Mixed Berry Pot Pies for Your Valentine
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Mixed Berry Pot Pies
Makes 5-6 pot pies

1 recipe Pie Dough (your favorite, store-bought, or my go-to recipe)
7 cups fresh mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1 egg, beaten
Coarse sugar for garnish

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix together the berries, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Set aside.

Roll out your pie dough to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut in sections, making sure you have enough dough to fill 5-6 mini pie dishes plus 5-6 additional pieces to top each pie. (The size of your particular pie dishes will determine how many mini-pies this recipe will make.)

Fill each dish with the pie dough, allowing any excess dough to hang over the edge. Then, evenly fill each with the prepared mixed berry filling.

Brush the lip of the pie dough on the dishes with an egg wash and then top with the remaining pie dough pieces. Pinch or use a fork to seal. Trim off any excess dough around the sides of the dish.

Use a knife to cut two vents into the top of the dough. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Set the pot pies on a baking sheet and place the sheet in the oven. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and the filling is bubbly.

Allow the pies to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.


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You can serve these Mixed Berry Pot Pies just as they are. Or, for an extra special treat, top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and additional fresh berries to garnish. Now, the most important – eating! Whoever you make these pies for and are spending Valentine’s Day with, be sure to enjoy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Michael Wurm Jr. is a paid blogger and founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide tools and tips for everyone to live a happy, colorful life. You can also find Michael on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Twitter


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