Kid recipe: Mini peach + blackberry pies

Easy-to-make petite pastries by junior chef Molly O’Connell

You don't even have to make the crust! Check out junior chef Molly O'Connell's hack for flaky, fruity peach and blackberry mini pies.

SAN ANTONIO – It’s the beginning of peach season in Texas, so whip out those rolling pins because it’s time to bake some pie!

Junior chef Molly O’Connell is “rolling out” a quick and easy mini peach and blackberry pie recipe today on SA Live. Check out the recipe below and watch the video above for a how-to.

Mini peach + blackberry pies

'Tis the season for peach pie! Try this small-scale recipe with a summer twist by kid chef Molly O'Connell. (KSAT 2020)

Yields 4 mini pies


• 2 ripe peaches, diced

• 1 cup fresh blackberries

• 2 tablespoons brown sugar

• 2 tablespoons peach jam (Molly suggests you try fellow junior chef Neko Masi’s spicy peach & habanero jam)

• 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

• Pinch of salt

• 1 puff pastry sheet, thawed

• 1 egg

• 1 tablespoon milk or buttermilk

For crumble (optional):

• 3 tablespoons butter, melted

• 1/3 cup flour

• 1/3 cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, add peaches, blackberries, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, jam and salt. Stir until well combined.

Sprinkle flour on each side of puff pastry sheet and spread onto a clean surface. Use rolling pin to flatten the pastry sheet a bit.

Use a small bowl, upside-down, to cut out four circles in the pastry sheet. You can use the extra dough for the tops of the mini pies as a simple cover or latticed cover.

Place the pastry dough circles in the cups of a large or regular sized muffin tin or tart tin. Spoon the fruit filling into each dough cup and top with lattice (see video above) or crumble.

To prepare the crumble, combine flour and brown sugar with a fork, then add melted butter and stir with fork until you see even clumps.

Bake mini pies for 20-25 minutes, or until golden. Enjoy plain or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.*

*Molly loves whipped cream on everything, so she suggests topping with homemade whipped cream.

More recipes by junior chef Molly O’Connell:

- Apple pie stuffed French toast

- Chocolate crepes

- Brie en croute (an easy, cheesy French appetizer)

- Mini chicken on a stick

- ‘Amped up’ ramen

About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.