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Strawberry-Basil Mini Pies


For the crumble topping

1¼ cups flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup butter, cubed

For the filling

2 pounds strawberries, washed and diced

2 tablespoons orange juice

¾ cup sugar

1 ounce basil, chopped

For crust

12 (3-inch) mini, pre-baked pie shells


  1. Make the crumble topping: In a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine flour, sugars, cinnamon, and ginger. Add cubed butter slowly on low speed ¼-cup at a time. Combine until mix darkens slightly in color and begins to clump together.
  2. Make the filling: In a large mixing bowl, toss strawberries with orange juice, sugar, and basil.
  3. Spoon filling into crusts and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes, turn, and bake 8 to 10 minutes more until golden brown
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