The perfect combination of sweet and tart, you won’t be able to stop at just one of these mini raspberry-rhubarb pies.
mini raspberry-rhubarb pies

You don’t realize how cumbersome your pinky is until it’s immobilized.

If you had asked me two days ago how important I thought my pinky was for dominant hand function, I would have said maybe 10%.  And that’s probably true if we’re talking about the pinky as a whole, but when you wrap it up in so much gauze that it’s impossible to move or bend, it really stunts the functionality of your other fingers.

So I’m at about 30% hand function, which is enough to type without semi-colons, apostrophes or quotation marks, but not enough to write my name without it looking like the scribblings of a five year old. You win some, you lose some.

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It’s at times like these that I’m grateful that sometimes I do have my act together, and actually had the foresight to make these mini pies the second I got home from Vermont on Monday, before any of this catastrophe had occurred.

Partly because I’m not sure I could have waited much longer to show off my new mini pie pan and subsequent mini pie skills.

And partly because my one good hand is just ideal for holding the aforementioned mini pies and shoving them into my mouth.

Calories don’t count when you’re growing back a new fingertip. Truth.

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This mini pie pan is one of many awesome products in the new line of Food Network Cookware being sold at Kohl’s! Not only is it totally nonstick so that you don’t have to worry about greasing it or having your pies stick to the pan, but it also comes with it’s own crust cutter, which cuts dough rounds that are the perfect size to fit into the mini pie slots.

I’m not usually big on impulse buying, but as soon as I saw it I had to have it. If anything, so that the.boy and I might exercise some sort of self control around the pies I bake. Given that we each had one whole mini pie (each of which is equal to about a quarter of a normal pie), I’d say it’s a lost cause. And I’m strangely okay with that.

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Between the raspberries and the rhubarb, the filling for these pies is very tart, which I loved but the.boy was not as big of a fan. If you’re not a major sweet tart lover, I would change out the raspberries for strawberries or serve these with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Actually, go with the ice cream no matter what. It’s totally foolproof (unless you buy a pint of BOURBON vanilla ice cream that tastes like a shot with a hint of vanilla instead of the other way around. But hopefully you won’t be like me.)

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Want to get one of these pretty swell mini pie pans for yourself? Well, the #CookWithKohls sweepstakes is giving YOU the chance to win a $500 Kohl’s gift card, so you can purchase all of your favorite summer items, ranging from a new warm weather wardrobe, to outdoor furniture, to fun summer entertaining must-haves from the Food Network Collection! Entering the sweepstakes is super easy – all you need to do is tweet or instagram using the hashtag #CookwithKohls, tag #Kohls, and reference the week’s theme. The theme this week is Summertime Drinks. So start hydrating, tweeting, and instagramming!

In addition, Kohl’s wants to give one of my lucky readers the chance to win a $25 gift card, that you can then use to purchase whatever you want from Kohl’s (<– hint: mini pie pan). This giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends at 12:00AM on 6/5/14. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below!

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Mini Raspberry-Rhubarb Pies {#GIVEAWAY}
 
The perfect combination of sweet and tart, you won't be able to stop at just one of these mini raspberry-rhubarb pies.
Yield: 4 mini pies
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 11 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ice cold water
For the filling
  • 4½ cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 lb fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. For the crust, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulsing to combine. Add in the butter and pulse until it is the size of peas. Add in the vanilla and water, pulsing again just until the dough comes together, adding more water by the tbsp if necessary. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 24 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the raspberries, rhubarb, brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir together and let stand while the dough chills, at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350.
  4. Roll the dough into a ⅛-inch thick round. Using a large biscuit cutter, cut into 4 6-inch rounds. Transfer to the mini pie plate tin. Alternatively, you can leave the dough as is and bake in a 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Divide the filling among the mini pie doughs. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Increase oven temperature to 375 and then bake for 10-15 more minutes, or until the filling is thick and bubbly. Cool completely and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Notes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ pie

For more ways to use rhubarb, check out these:

rhubarb, blueberry and ginger brioche bread pudding

Rhubarb, Blueberry and Ginger Brioche Bread Pudding

rhubarb curd shortbread tart with fresh strawberries

Rhubarb Curd Shortbread Tart with Fresh Strawberries

deep dish strawberry rhubarb pie with crumb topping

Deep Dish Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Crumb Topping

From around the web:

Rhubarb Chia Jam from Cookie and Kate

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars from The Baker Chick

Strawberry Rhubarb Meringue Tartlets from Completely Delicious

Rhubarb Moonshine Smash from Dessert For Two

Rhubarb Fool from Baked Bree

Disclosure: I was given a Kohl’s gift card to facilitate this post. However, my thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.

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132 Responses to Mini Raspberry-Rhubarb Pies {#GIVEAWAY}

  1. Lynn says:

    A mini pie pan – what a great thing. And that pie looks very tasty! Hope that finger heals quickly – that sounds painful and inconvenient!

  2. Who knew pinkies were so important? Thumbs… yes. Pinkies?

    Beautiful pies. Hope they refuel your appendage healing!!

  3. Your poor little pinky!! Hoping it gets better soon. Thank goodness there are mini pies for you. I mean, these are pure perfection.

  4. Baby June says:

    Those are so adorable! I love sweet and tart desserts with fresh fruit, I’ll have to try these soon. :)

  5. So sorry to hear about your pinky – it’s true, we take our bodies for granted and don’t realize how important each part is to the whole. Love your little pies!

  6. These are so darn adorable! Berry rhubarb pies are my FAVORITE, by far, of all the pies out there…so I would no doubt be in love with these little guys!

  7. Mami2jcn says:

    Apple pie is my favorite!

  8. Hannah says:

    I’m always happy to talk about pies. ;) My favorite is probably grasshopper pie, at least right now, since I’m on a serious mint-chocolate kick these days.

  9. Oh I hope that little finger is doing ok!! I couldn’t even imagine!! But a few of these pies might help you to forget the pain for a minute. MMmmmm

  10. Johanna GGG says:

    I am impressed you are typing already but also impressed with your pies and your forethought in making pies you could eat with one hand – brilliant!

  11. Chocolate pie for the win! But I might be swayed with these adorable little raspberry rhubarb sweeties! Also, please let me know if you need anything!!! And rest up xoxo

  12. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love peanut butter pie.

  13. Liz says:

    I love Derby Pie!

  14. Pinkies are tricky, eh? You think you don’t need em’ and then BAM you’re out of commission and you’re like “sooooo sorry pinky! I now know how important you are”. Please tell me I’m not the only person who speaks to body parts…

  15. Kim Henrichs says:

    My favorite pie is a fresh strawberry pie when they are in season!

  16. I made a chocolate chip vanilla pudding pie recently that I think has become my favorite!

  17. Abby says:

    Cutest pies ever! I’m thinking some blueberry mini pies are in my future.

  18. 110% of calories are going right for the pinky! My fave pie changes with the season–looking forward to some cherry!

  19. Renae says:

    Pear pie is by far my favorite! Unique, tangy, and tasty!

  20. Blond Duck says:

    Mini pies make everything better!

  21. Deena kakaya says:

    Sweet, tart, alluring and dinky for nibbles of pleasure…nice work x

  22. Ooooh my favorite pie might be peanut butter! or chocolate! or Oreo! or pumpkin!…hmmmm

  23. I recently discovered rhubarb ( I know I’m way behind on that one!) and I absolutely love it! I’m not a huge sweets person and really love the tartness that it gives to desserts. I do not like sharing my desserts, so I love these mini pies :) Great idea!

  24. gloria says:

    Look absolutely delicious Joanne!

  25. Oh my gosh, OWCH! At least you can eat all the pie you want to help your pinky heal!
    I love any kind of berry pie!

  26. Julia says:

    I just feel so bad your your little pinklet!!!! I hope it comes back to working order soon. Mandolins. GAH! Can’t live with them, can’t live without them :(

    These rasp rhu pies. ADORBS!

  27. Emily L says:

    I love strawberry rhubarb or key lime!

  28. Kathleen says:

    My absolute favorite pie is a plain old rhubarb tart, and I’m all in a tizzy because I can’t find any rhubarb! Blah! When I do find it, though, I might try your lovely combo of rhubarb with raspberries!

  29. Mmmmm favorite pie, chocolate pecan- AMAZING!! You pics are BEAUTIFUL!!

  30. Kelsey says:

    My all time favorite pie is pumpkin. For fruit pies though, I would have to pick strawberry rhubarb!

  31. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Apple Crumb!

  32. Beth says:

    Lovely. I’d eat a whole mini-pie too!

  33. Jenny says:

    My fav pie will always be pumpkin!

  34. Lisa says:

    Well, calories ought not to count in this case. Beautiful. I just happen to have fresh rhubarb growing in my backyard. Get better soon.

  35. SallyBR says:

    Please, don’t enter me in the drawing for the gift card, I have no Kohl’s in town, and had a sort of a break up with that store years ago. Long story, no need to be told

    I just wanted to say the pies look amazing, and I wish my beloved would not pack his bags and leave if I brought rhubarb home. Yeah. I suffer.

    hope you will recover quickly, poor thing!

  36. I love apple pie the most.. or cream pie :)

  37. Lisa Brown says:

    I would say chocolate cream pie is my favorite

  38. Janet W. says:

    Key Lime Pie is definitely my favorite kind of pie!

  39. Dana says:

    Pecan pie takes the cake!

  40. Elle says:

    I love apple pie especially with a crumble on top.

  41. Elena says:

    I love cherry pie

  42. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love blueberry pie!

  43. Krista M. says:

    Always chocolate!! :) :)

  44. Kate says:

    I love strawberry pie

  45. Ilene says:

    I love fresh strawberry pies.

  46. Eileen says:

    Yay, pie! Definitely a good consolation prize when you can’t really cook. :) Hope your finger is healing well so far!

  47. Love these mini tarts, they sound so delicious! Thanks for the opportunity with your generous giveaway. And, so glad you’re feeling better! Have a good day. xxoo

  48. Elizabeth says:

    Your pie looks amazing! If I must choose, let’s make it a Blueberry Pie.

  49. Challise says:

    I love mini pies! My favorite is homemade apple pie…… with vanilla ice cream!

  50. Kinsey says:

    I hope your pinky feels better soon! Finger injuries are the worst. Next time I get my hands on some rhubarb, I’m giving this a try. Maybe I’ll put the dough in mini muffin tins for a party?

  51. My favorite kind of pie is Raspberry.

  52. Raspberries are my favorite… can’t wait till they’re $1 a pint again in the summer!

  53. Kelly D says:

    I like apple pie.

  54. Liz says:

    Rhubarb and raspberries? Sounds like a heavenly pairing!!

  55. Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite kind of pie is my dad’s rhubarb banana!

  56. Leah Davis says:

    I hope your finger heals quickly!! Love these mini pie pans. . . oh lordy, I feel an impulse buy coming on!! These look super delicious!!

  57. Thomas Murphy says:

    I love blueberry pie.

  58. shelly peterson says:

    I love all pie! But I would say my favorite is strawberry rhubarb. Would love to try it with raspberries.

  59. Sara says:

    strawberry rhubarb!

  60. Tara says:

    I love apple pie.

  61. julie says:

    I love many types of pie, but blueberry is calling my name at the moment

  62. TJ says:

    I love pecan pie

  63. Tabathia B says:

    georgia pecan pie

  64. Teffy Perk says:

    This might sound a bit crazy, but I’m not really sure I remember what rhubarb tastes like! But for some reason I’ve been craving it, especially in pie/crumble form. Weird huh?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  65. My favorite pie is peach. Strawberry, plum… oh do I have to choose just one?! This one looks like it may become my favorite too. It looks delish!

  66. Erin m. says:

    I love cherry pie!

  67. These look like just the thing to fuel finger repairs, so I am also glad you had the good sense to make them ahead of your accident. Incidentally, they look perfect for fuelling any and all other activities too :)

  68. charj says:

    Sweet potato pie is my favorite

  69. Barbara Montag says:

    I love strawberry rhubarb pie – oh yum!
    thank you

  70. Madeline says:

    I love apple pie, classic all the way!

  71. Alyssa M. says:

    Peach pie in the summer and sweet potato pie in the winter!

  72. amanda whiltey says:

    i love chocolate cream pie.

  73. What I wouldn’t give for two… maybe five of your delicious pies right now :D
    YUM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  74. Mara says:

    Wishing you speedy healing. Lemon meringue pie is my all-time fave…particularly when baked by my Godmother.

  75. Ashley C says:

    I love pecan pie!

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  76. Kath the Cook says:

    my very best fav is coconut cream pie a mile high!

  77. I know it’s totally cliche to have this reaction but I can’t resist, “Awww mini pies!” :) I love me a good lemon meringue pie but with strawberry season coming up, strawberry rhubarb also sounds fantastic!

  78. jacquie says:

    sour cherry!

  79. Deairdre Miller says:

    Ouch! I love Rhubarb! Strawberry rhubarb is my current favorite, so I will have to try these!

  80. alaine says:

    I love pumpkin pie

  81. It’s quite amazing how much we use our pinky finger!

  82. Monet says:

    Girl. I am so sorry about your pinkie! These pies look so delicious though. I think apple has to be my favorite. I am already looking forward to fall.

  83. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, going to take some time to heal, you are such a trooper to keep on going. Love this little pie.

  84. Danguole says:

    I’m with you–tart is where it’s AT. And I love those little pans–stuff like that makes it easy to give away leftovers without looking like a total bumhole. “Hi, here’s a pie with a couple slices missing.” Not ideal!

  85. Veronica says:

    I love tart & sweet so double tart pies = double the ice cream. I’m down w/ that. My favorite pie is …. I guess coconut cream. No wait, pecan! I’m a big fan of calorie bomb pies.

  86. Sune Moolman says:

    I really enjoyed this post, thanks.
    I’m forever looking for excuses with regards to the calorie counting … growing back a fingertip? That’s pretty legit! ;)

  87. debbie says:

    What a tough question! I would have to say a tart cherry pie is my favorite.

  88. steven weber says:

    Mine is lemon meringue.

  89. Sarah says:

    I love a good old fashioned apple pie, but come fall, it’s all pumpkin all the time!

  90. Dawn L says:

    I love so many kinds of pie. But I guess peanut butter pie is my favorite

  91. Jeccica Simpson says:

    I love fresh blackberry pie

  92. Stephanie says:

    i love apple pie

  93. Ashley Tucker says:

    Pecan pie is my favorite.

  94. Marina says:

    My favorite kind of pie is definitely pumpkin pie :)

  95. Sarah says:

    My aunt’s Italian Ricotta Pie. :)

  96. Courtnie says:

    Chocolate pie is my favorite!

  97. Nicole says:

    In summer/spring – lemon meringue, in the fall/winter – pumpkin!

  98. i love pumpkin pie! sorry about your finger :(

  99. Adriane says:

    I love fresh peach pie!

  100. latanya says:

    cherry pie is my fave

  101. patricia says:

    I am from Georgia so peach pie is definitely my fave!

  102. Reeni says:

    Cute! I must get my hands on one of those! The pan and the pie! With a giant scoop of that boozy ice cream. Perfection.

  103. Laura J says:

    Oh….I would have to say my favorite pie is Banana Cream Pie!

  104. Mini things just taste better – and they totally make it ok to eat more than one, right? I think eating a couple of these should help your pinky heal in no time!

  105. meredith says:

    I like apple pie!

  106. Leigh Anne Miller Borders says:

    I love to eat a key lime pie! Absolutely delish!

  107. Susan says:

    I love rhubarb! I need to get going to make something delicious like this with it.

  108. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite is sweet potato

  109. Andrea Anderson says:

    Good old Apple pie is my favorite pie :)

  110. Pin says:

    I might be with your bf on this one– I’m not sure if I’d like the tarty goodness of a raspberry rhubarb pie, but strawberry rhubarb? Yes, please! (In fact, I just pinned your deep-dish strawberry rhubarb pie with crumb topping recipe.)

  111. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My favorite pie is Apple Streusel!

  112. Trey says:

    Favorite pie is pumpkin pie!

  113. I have never use rhubarb before. Your pies look sensational, so much fruit in them, which I love. I need to go to the market and buy some and soon. I hope your finger is doing better :-)

  114. I have never eat raspberries and rhubarb together, but it sounds like a wonderful combination. I love you mini pies.

  115. Susan Christy says:

    Gooseberry is my favorite, but we don’t have gooseberries here, so my favorite pie that I’ve eaten lately – Chocolate Pecan.

  116. Lynna says:

    This is making me want to bake with berries and rhubarb all summer long! I haven`t baked with rhubarb in over a year! D: This needs to change.

    Haha, it`s only when our bodies aren`t functioning in its most healthy state that we realize we take everything, even our picky, for granted. LOL

  117. Gina M says:

    I love cherry pie!

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  118. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i like double layer pumpkin pie

  119. grace says:

    butterscotch cream pie…for now.

  120. shaunie says:

    My favorite kind of pie is blackberry

  121. Melissa Teears says:

    My favorite pie are cherry and peach pies.

  122. amy rouse says:

    cherry pie is my favorite

  123. Pam says:

    Dutch Apple Pie

  124. Lori says:

    Cherry pie! What is Derby Pie anyway? Thx for giveaway, hope finger gets better soon!

  125. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Dutch apple is my favorite pie

  126. Tina W says:

    Fresh peach in spring. Pecan for the holidays.

  127. iamalighthouse says:

    Rhubarb is actually my favorite!! :) I lloooooove it!

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