I have mastered the cake in a mug, so as I was thinking about all the fresh fruit of the summer I thought what would a pie in a mug be like?
Although my pies in a mug didn’t work out my fruit cobbler was a yummy treat that left me eating the entire mug and looking around to see if I had more ingredients to make more. Sadly I did not.
I knew this concept must have been done before so I started searching on-line to see what I did wrong. I felt better since they all had the same thing in common, no crust. They all used cookie crumbles or just plain pie fillings. Its going to drive me crazy if I don’t figure it out but I will save that for some other day. Three mugs of fruit has left me a little full.
First attempt I simply put pie crust in a mug lining the bottom and sides. Added fruit that I had already made up of strawberries and mango reduced with sugar and cornstarch. and added a piece of dough on top. Failure: as the dough just melted into the fruit and the sides were just gooey. Good flavor but not pie consistency.
Second attempt since I am not one to give up easily, I did the same process but used the convection oven setting on my microwave. I was thinking if this worked I could just bake the “Mug Pie” in the oven. Although good and I did eat the whole mug it wasn’t a crispy pie crust although it was more intact than my first attempt. It just wasn’t perfect for me.
Third attempt and the winner! A fruit cobbler. I used the rest of the fruit and made a brown sugar crumble for the top. It was warm and gooey and I stirred it all together and had the most delightful dessert. This will be my go to if i just feel like eating one serving of warm fruit cobbler.
In Alaska we go fresh berry picking and fresh fruit from the farmers market is awesome. I can’t wait for this summer and the endless fruit dishes I can create.