Strawberry Banana Nutella Mini Pies

Aaaand I’m back! I really didn’t mean to take such a long break from blogging, but sometimes it just happens. I did bring Nutella mini pies though, can you forgive me?

I tried Nutella for the first time about a year ago. It wasn’t something my mom ever bought, so its existence and (pure awesomeness) was unknown to me for a long time. But now my eyes have been opened and I’m ready to start spreading it on toast while convincing myself it’s appropriate for breakfast.

In my opinion Nutella, strawberries and bananas are a match made in heaven. Add some flaky pie crust to the mix, and you’ve got a pretty magical combination. This recipe is pretty customizable when it comes to the amount of filling, type of pie crust and size of the pies themselves. I was lazy and used pre-made pie crusts, but if you’re feeling particularly ambitious may I suggest this recipe from Joy the Baker? Girl knows how to make some pie dough.

Strawberry Banana Nutella Mini Pies:
Pie crust dough (pre-made or homemade)
Nutella
Strawberry jam/preserves
Ripe banana, finely sliced
egg, whisked

1. Flour surface, roll out pie crust and cut into desired size. I cut mine into rectangles, roughly 3 inches by 4 inches.
2. Spread Nutella on dough, top with a dollop of strawberry jam and place 3-4 slices of banana on top.

3. Cover with another piece of pie dough and use your fingers to press the dough together along the edges. Using a fork, press edges together to ensure the mini pie is closed. Slice top of dough with a knife, and lightly coat with whisked egg.
4. Place in oven and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

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