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Create Your Own Signature Mini Pie

18 Apr

When you ask the question, “What should we have for dinner?” chances are everyone answers with their own idea – burgers, chicken, crab cakes. What if there were a dinner chock full of everyone’s favorites that comes together quickly and simply? Sounds impossible, right? Actually, it’s impossibly easy!

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Using Bisquick® to start, the Betty Crocker Kitchen experts have re-invented Impossibly Easy Pies. Now they’re mini and the perfect launch pad for your creativity. Here are my absolute favorites:

Wait it get’s better! Here’s how you can blend your family’s favorite flavors into your own impossibly easy mini pies!

First, start with Bisquick baking mix, milk and eggs. This makes the base for all mini pies.  Combine and start with a little less than at tablespoon in each greased muffin cup.

 

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Next add your filling. Cheeseburger, pepperoni pizza, BLT –whatever you can imagine. Add about ¼ cup of the mixture to each cup.

 

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Finally, top it off with one more tablespoon of the Bisquick® mixture.

 

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Bake for 25-30 minutes then pop them out of the pan. Voilà! How easy is that?

Are you ready for the best part of all? Mini pies can be frozen! Gather the kids together to create their faves and seal them in freezer bags. Then just pop them in the microwave for meals on the go, after school snacks and last minute dinners. And let’s not forget about breakfast, a little egg and bacon and you’re set. See what I mean about impossibly easy?

Go ahead, grab a box of Bisquick and get started! Impossibly Easy Mini Pies bring out the creative cook in everyone.

PREP Time: 15 minutes
TOTAL Time: 1 hour
SERVINGS: 6

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken Broccoli Mixture
1      tablespoon vegetable oil    
1lb   boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces                                       
1      medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)                                       
1      cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained                                           
1/2   teaspoon salt                                           
1/4   teaspoon pepper                                           
1      cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (4 oz)                                           

 

 

Baking Mixture:
1/2   cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2   cup milk                                             
2      eggs

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray
2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add broccoli, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated through. Cool 5 minutes; stir in cheese.
3. In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup chicken-broccoli mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto chicken-broccoli mixture in each muffin cup.
4. Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of pies from pan; remove from pan and place top sides up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve.

 

 

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Food and drink, Health and wellness

 

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