>U Mom Knows Best: Mini Blueberry Pistachio Pies With Setton Farms’ NEW Pistachio + Blueberry Cranberry Chewy Bites

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mini Blueberry Pistachio Pies With Setton Farms’ NEW Pistachio + Blueberry Cranberry Chewy Bites

Blueberries are a perfect fruit for 4th of July!

  What could be healthier than blueberries and pistachios? I discovered a wonderful dessert that uses two healthy ingredients along with a bit of sugar making it a healthy guilt free dessert. I found this dessert on Setton Farms and decided to make these pretty mini pies for 4th of July. This recipe is so easy to make and I love that you use a cupcake pan for the mini pies. I made some substitutions from the original recipe and was very pleased with my version of the recipe. I used graham crackers crumbs for the base instead of the pie crust and just served my pies in these pretty silicone cupcake molds. I also used the graham cracker crumbs for the streusel topping.  The Setton Farms Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Chewy Bites give the dessert a wonderful nutty taste with a bit of crunch. These tasty Bites also give this dessert a healthy dose of protein, potassium, and antioxidants. Win, win, win! I include the original recipe and picture just in case you want to make it with the pie crust. I include my substitutions at the end of the recipe.

 My boys and I just love snacking on these Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Bites. They are the perfect healthy pocket snack! I just love that these delicious bites are individually wrapped.

Personal Blueberry Pistachio Pie with a Streusel Topping
                       Image from http://www.pistachiochewybites.com/personal-blueberry-pie
Yields 8 personal pies

Filling Ingredients:
10 oz fresh or frozen blueberries
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 tablespoon organic evaporated cane sugar
Zest of half a lemon, plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon organic flour
1 pre-made pie crust, thawed and flattened- see notes for making a graham cracker crust

Streusel Topping Ingredients:
½ cup organic flour
2 tablespoons evaporated cane sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground Ceylon cinnamon
¼ cup vegan butter
Preheat oven to 375°.

Cut out 3-inch circles of crust from the dough and gently place in greased cups of a cupcake pan. Set aside.

Place blueberries in a large bowl. Combine with maple syrup, sugar, lemon zest and juice, vanilla extract, sea salt, arrowroot, and flour. Gently toss to coat. Dice 4 Setton Farms Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Chewy Bites and fold into mixture. Set aside.

In a large bowl, using a pastry whisk, combine flour, sugar, sea salt, cinnamon and vegan butter. Mix until coarse and crumbly. Dice 2 Setton Farms Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Chewy Bites and fold into mixture, until just combined.

Add blueberry mixture to each pie and top with topping. Place cupcake pan on a large walled sheet pan to catch any runoff.

Bake for about 35-38 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling in center. Let cool in pan for about 15-20 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Source: Spork Foods                

Graham cracker crust modification recipe
 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
 1/4 cup butter, melted
 1 tablespoon sugar
In a small bowl toss together graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture for the topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture, about 1-2 tablespoons, into the bottoms of the silicone cupcake liners that are placed into a cupcake pan. Chill this in the freezer while preparing the filling. Once filling is done pour it into the cupcake liners. Then add 2 diced Pistachio Bites to the remaining graham cracker crumb mixture and top the blueberry pies with this mixture before baking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Kelly Hutchinson said...

I just love pistachios! I could eat them on anything! I need to try these little snacks.

Parenting Patch said...

Pistachios are my favorite nuts. I would love to get my hands on some Setton Farms Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Chewy Bites! My kiddos, who love blueberries, would also be delighted.

Heather Jones said...

Those are a great use for those silicone baking cups. I like to pack snacks in them for my kids for school.

Unknown said...

Oooo these look so yum!!! Love the idea of them too, I am all over this one!

Claudia Krusch said...

These Setton Farms Blueberry Coconut Pistachio Chewy Bites look like a great snack. I will have to pick some up and try this pie recipe on the weekend.

Unknown said...

These look absolutely delicious! They could easily take the place of the typically "granola bar."

chen said...

This looks soooo yummy. I need to give it a try this weekend.

Coralie said...

We love blueberries, but I haven't tried them with pistachio's before! This sounds like a great combo. I think this is definitely something my kids would love too.

Alayna said...

I never would have though to combine these flavors, but this sounds amazing. (And healthy too!)

Eileen said...

I am always looking for new recipe for healthy desserts. I just love blueberries and pistachios together. I am going to make this for my family

Missy said...

These mini pies are too cute! I love that you made individual servings rather than one big pie. Helps prevent arguments when you have kids lol.

Angela Bethea said...

Wow I think this is really perfect for this 4th of July! That Blueberry Coconut Chewy Pistachio Bites looks really yummy!

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