Individual Berry Pies/Desserts
Unfortunately, I didn't keep good mental notes while making this dessert. I was just messing around in the kitchen and trying out some ideas. Up front, the only thing I knew was that I had berries that needed to be eaten soon, and that I wanted to make a pie. I just didn't want a lot of pie, and I didn't want any left overs.
So I decided to make two mini pies in my little ramekins.
I didn't take notes because I wasn't sure how this was going to come out. But, since they came out very good, I will be making these again and will add the instructions next time. For now, I'll just share the pictures and give a general overview.
I made a crust that didn't need to be rolled out, but rather just pressed into the edges of the ramekins.
Then I baked the ramekins with the crust inside for 10 minutes at 475 degrees.
While the crust baked, I made a simple syrup using 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract.
I chopped the strawberries and left the raspberries and blackberries whole. I put them in the still warm lemon syrup and made sure they were good and coated all over. Then I put the berries in the ramekins and poured a few tablespoons of the syrup over the top.
After letting them cool for 10 minutes, they were served.