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4th of July Mini Pie Bites

Does it get any cuter than these 4th of July Mini Pie Bites?? They are so easy to make and make a great impression at parties!

Making this patriotic dessert is a breeze with store bought pie crust and canned pie filling. Add whipped cream to mini blueberry pie and mini strawberry pie and you have the best red, white and blue dessert to celebrate the 4th of July. 

Mini pies are great for serving at large barbecues or parties because you can save whatever you don’t serve. They are also less messy than cutting into a full size pie.

4th of July Mini Pie Bites

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If you LOVE 4th of July like me, try my patriotic cake pops, 4th of July monster cookies, or these red, white and blue cake cups.

Fourth of July Pie Bites Ingredients

To make this patriotic pie recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Frozen pie crusts: You can also use your own homemade pie crust for these mini pies. You will only use 3 of the 4 frozen pie crusts. If you would like to create more mini pies, use the fourth pie crust for those. If not, save it for another recipe. *Note: I definitely recommend buying the Pillsbury pie crusts in a box that are rolled, and not the Marie Callender’s pie crusts that are already shaped into a shell. The rolled pie crusts are much easier to use for this recipe. 
  • Salted butter: The butter gives the stars more flavor, but if you are using a small cookie cutter, it can be tedious to brush the butter on each star. In that case, I recommend simply spraying a light coating a cooking spray on each star instead.
  • Turbinado or Granulated sugar
  • Blueberry pie filling
  • Strawberry pie filling: You can also use cherry pie filling to get the red pie color

Mini Blueberry Pie Bites with stars

Special Tools Needed to Make Mini Pies

Cookie sheet

12 cup muffin pans

3-inch cookie cutter: I used this set

Star-shaped cookie cutter: I used this star cutter from a fruit cutting set, but this will also work as well.

How to Make Mini Pies

Making mini pies is easier than you think! Just follow these simple instructions. 

Step 1. Prepare the star shaped pie pieces

Thaw the pie crusts. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out one crust on a lightly floured pastry sheet to a 14-inch circle. Cut out star shapes using a cookie or fruit star cutter. Place the stars on a cookie sheet.

Stars cut out of pie crust

Brush each star with melted butter or use cooking spray, making sure each star is coated.

Sprinkle each star with sugar. Bake for about 6 minutes, until the stars are light brown on the bottom.

Step 2. Prepare the mini pie crusts

Roll out the second crust to a 14-inch circle. Cut out 12 circles with a 3-inch cookie cutter. Repeat with the last crust, until you have 18 dough circles.

Fill 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners, then gently fit each dough circle into a cupcake liner. (Note: Even though you don’t have to use a cupcake liner, it comes in real handy when you’re removing the pie bites from the muffin pans.) The pie crust should reach about halfway up the pie tin.

Mini pie crusts in muffin pan

Step 3. Add the pie filing

Using a 2 inch cookie scoop (about 2 Tablespoons of filling), fill half of the pies with blueberry filling and the other half with strawberry filling.

Blueberry and Strawberry Pie Filling in mini pie crusts in a muffin pan

Step 4. Bake the pies

Bake the mini pies for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges of the dough cups are lightly browned.

Let rest in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

When ready to serve, top each mini pie with your stars and a dollop of whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Fourth of July Pie Bites

Storage Instructions

To store, completely cool the pies. Cover and put the mini pies (minus the whipped topping) either on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Can I Freeze Pie?

To freeze, cool completely, put in a freezer bag, and freeze for 3 or 4 months. Thaw at room temperature, then bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes, until warmed through.

Fourth of July Mini Pies

What if I Don’t Have Cookie Cutters?

For the larger circles, press down with the band of a wide-mouth Mason jar. To make the star shaped dough, you can make a star out of heavy paper and trace around it on the dough with a knife.

4th of July Mini Pie Bites

4th of July Mini Pie Bites

Yield: 18 mini pies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

4th of July Mini Pie Bites are a patriotic dessert that are a breeze to make with store bought pie crust and canned pie filling.

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 ounce) boxes frozen pie crusts (you will use 3 total)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons (up to ¼ stick) salted melted butter, or cooking spray
  • Turbinado or granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 (21 ounce) can blueberry pie filling
  • 1 (21 ounce) can strawberry pie filling
  • Optional garnishes: whipped topping, vanilla ice cream, patriotic sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Thaw the pie crusts.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Roll out one crust on a lightly floured pastry sheet to a 14-inch circle. Cut out star shapes using a cookie or fruit star cutter. Place the stars on a cookie sheet.
  4. Brush each star with melted butter or use cooking spray, making sure each star is coated.
  5. Sprinkle each star with sugar. Bake for about 6 minutes, until the stars are light brown on the bottom.
  6. Roll out the second crust to a 14-inch circle. Cut out 12 circles with a 3-inch cookie cutter.
  7. Repeat with the last crust, until you have 18 dough circles.Fill 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners, then gently fit each dough circle into a cupcake liner. The pie crust should reach about halfway up the pie tin.
  8. Using a 2 inch cookie scoop (about 2 Tablespoons of filling), fill half of the pies with blueberry filling and the other half with strawberry filling.
  9. Bake the mini pies for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges of the dough cups are lightly browned.
  10. Let rest in the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. When ready to serve, top each mini pie with your stars and a dollop of whipped topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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