Tuesday, August 10, 2010


This summer we've encouraged the girls at church to work on their Personal Progress Program. We made a game of it - think summer reading programs - and gave them a game board at the beginning of the summer. There were 3 Prize days during the Program and it ends with a Party tomorrow. To further encourage the girls we had some small Prize every Sunday if they were working on their Personal Progress. Some of the Prizes on Sunday included: Pops (lollyPops), Popsicles, Popcorn, Poppers (for 4th of July) and finally Perfectly Portioned, Pleasing to the Picky Palate, Profoundly Pretty Personal Pies! (oh...did I tell you we used the letter "P" as our theme....Pathway to Personal Progress.....in Pink and Purple.....lots of Prizes.....etc.) I don't know about our Young Women....but the leaders have had a BLAST with this!!!! I've Presented my Prizes with Poems and this last Sunday....Photography! We have a great evening Planned for the girls tomorrow. I can't mention everything yet, but it will include dinner.....a Potato bar! Now on to the adorable Pies.....I mean Profoundly Pretty!
I've seen these bite-sized Pies on a few blogs and have wanted to make them. This was my Perfect excuse! Here are all 24 of the mini cherry Pies.....How Pretty!!!!
To make it a little easier, I used refrigerated Pie crust. I just rolled it out a little thiner than it came. For the tops, I discovered my linzer cookie cutter set was the Perfect size for the top of my mini muffin Pan. (and with six different cut outs for the center....I'm going to have fun with my new found use for this cutter) I filled the Pies a little more than 1/2 full and then baked it for 12-14 minutes at 375. I check on them around 10 minutes to see if the crust is getting too brown. You can cover with foil if it is, mine didn't require that.

Then on to the apple Pies! I didn't know if I had enough crust to make the tops, but I already had 24 hearts cut out. My mom thought three hearts would work Perfectly and it did! She put the apple Pies together....Thanks for the idea and help and the supplies to make these!!!!! Then I sprinkled some cinnamon sugar on the top and baked them the same as the cherry Pies.

Positively Perfect!!!!

Which do you Prefer?
Today's Post brought to you by the letter "P"


Emily Ferrell said...

Wow! I would want both of them. How lucky are those girls to have a leader like you!

Becky and Brian said...

Looks yummy! I hope they appreciate them!

La Famille B said...

Those are adorable. I love them. What a fun way for personal progress.

Jen said...

I love it! So beautiful and fun! I'm a cherry girl myself. I'll have to try that sometime! What lucky girls to have you. Move into our ward, the young women would love you!