Monday, August 20, 2012

Delicious Pie Crust Cups Full of Del Monte Fruits #SmartSnack #Cbias

It's back to school season already, and many have already headed back to school!  My son hasn't started official school yet but we get into the "back to school" spirit here just the same.  We have school all year round here, our version of course!  Lots of toddler friendly crafting and learning every day!  One of the things my son looks forward to during our afternoon school time is "snack time!"  We recently went to Walmart to pick up some Del Monte Fruit Cups to create a fun snack, perfect for kids to come home to after school.  Check out more photos from our trip to Walmart here on Google+.

Del Monte Fruit Cups are good as they are, but I decided to place them in a delicious allergy friendly flaky pie crust.  I was glad that the simple ingredients in in the fruit cups makes it a treat my son can enjoy even with multiple food allergies.  My son helped me bake the pie crusts by measuring, mixing, and blending.
     To make the allergy friendly pie crusts you will need:
2 cups of the allergy friendly flour mix- I use Authentic Foods-Classic Blend. 
3 tablespoons of potato starch
2 tablespoons of confectionery sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of Xantham gum
A pinch of salt
1 1/4 of vegetable shortening
4 1/2 teaspoon of egg replacer mixed with 6 tablespoon of hemp milk. (dairy free milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar to sprinkle over crust in the end

Whisk in the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Blend the shortening, then add the liquid ingredients. 
 It should start to form into a ball in the center, if not feel free to ball it up with your hands.
Part into small tart/pie size balls.  Place in between parchment paper and roll flat.
Mold into the tray, I used a mini aluminum pie trays.  Would work just as good with tart trays.
Any extra dough left, flatten and cut out shapes to top the fruits with. 
Bake about 25 minutes at 350, in a preheated oven.  Let cool and you're half way to a delicious pie cup of fruits!
Pour in the Del Monte fruits from the fruit cups to the pie cup, and enjoy as is! 

Or put a scoop of your favorite ice cream or whipped cream to enjoy!  I put a tiny half a scoop of coconut dairy free ice cream.
You know one of the best things about fruit cups and the pie crust cups, besides being delicious?  You can pack it to go for a #smartsnack at school! :)


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8 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I bet your kids love this.

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  2. I love how you did the stars! Very nice!

    Dawn
    www.cheapisthenewclassy.com

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  3. These are cute!  They would make a special treat to take to school.

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  4. Those look delicious!  I'm sure my son would love them - I'll have to try this out!

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  5. Yummy! I think we will try these. They look great!

    Paula

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  6. Such a great idea. I'm never adventurous enough to make my own crusts!

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  7. What a fun idea! I have never actually made a pie crust from scratch!

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  8. I love that the Del Monte Fruit Cups are gluten-free! Great for allergies. :)

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