Enjoy this Epic Summer Mini Pie Board, with peach, lemon, berry, and cherry mini pies. Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream!

board with mini fruit pies

Friends, here’s a really fun summer treat to serve at your next picnic or potluck meal. Whip up this Epic Summer Mini Pie Board, with peach, lemon, berry, and cherry mini pies. [Find more ideas for The Big Board for hosting!] Also, you may love my FALL Mini Pie Dessert Board!

Grab the pie-shaped plastic dishes at the bottom of this post, too.

Epic Summer Mini Pie Board

Or, maybe you’ve already made my Summer Fruit Upside Down Cake for a small gathering (so good!)

My friend Kristy and I were so happy when we found these little gems–cute little fruit pies right in the tin pie pans, ready for serving. We found these little mini pies at WalMart!

mini pies on a wood board

Summer Mini Pies

Oh, my gosh. So cute!

If you don’t want to serve whole pies, and the mess of cutting them at a party, try this.

Actually, the taste is pretty good. The crust is nice and flakey.

Pies are a classic and quintessential American dessert!

bowl of whipped cream and cherries

Of course, serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream!

Creating a gathering

Creating a gathering can be as simple as you make it. Friends, I’ve spent years hosting, and my favorite thing about having people over to dinner is really not the food. I know, I make these great epic boards and easy recipes, and it’s true. We do love food.

And then a dessert like this for a larger gathering, an Epic Summer Mini Pie Board? Come on! (Hello, summer!)

mini berry pie with whipped cream

I love that you can make buy these little pies ahead, and they don’t even need to be stored in the fridge (let’s say you’re taking this to a potluck).

a blueberry mini pie on a plate with whipped cream

The best part of hosting

But the best part of hosting, I’d say for most people, is the people. the guests? Catching up, loving on people, treating them with kindness and respect. Listening and learning.

It’s not about you, it’s all about them

Here’s the deal about hosting. It’s really not about you, it’s all about them [read the post]. Which means, think about all the guests around the table. Are they having a good time? Or is one person dominating and making it worse for everyone?

You have to be strategic when you’re a host. Do you have someone pouting or ruining it for everyone? These are situations we’ve dealt with over the years. You have to step in and change up the conversation, or possibly move everyone to a new place for dessert, or do something to get things back on a positive track. It’s wrong for the host to just sit there and let one person talk on and on.

an epic mini pie board with whipped cream

Tough table situations

But guess what, Friends? We rarely deal with these situations. Most of the time hosting for us is a dream. Great people, great conversation, that revolves around the popular quote that we all love.

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

I hate to write about negative experiences, but I feel I need to be honest here on RE. Because we all deal with these kinds of people sometime or somewhere in our lives. I’m always thankful for my husband and the work that he does. He can sniff out a bully in no time. Bullies like to come across charming and wonderful at first, but eventually the tide changes when their true colors arise. NOT FUN.

bowl of whipped cream and cherries on a board with mini pies

It should never stop us from hosting. Make a change, go in a different direction, possibly even make new friend connections!

mini pie charcuterie board

The Big Board

Friends, The Big Board is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch
  • 26-inch
  • 12 x 36-inch NEW
  • NEW 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board today!

big charcuterie board filled with mini pies

Mini Pie Board

I’d love to hear any tips that you’ve found to work with difficult guests.

I have spent years gathering people, and I want to be wise with not only my menu, but how I delegate (who can afford to create the entire meal?) and also the conversation.

Now for the awesome shopping list to make a mini pie board!

Each 4-inch pie comes in its own box (we bought from Walmart).

Ready to eat, they can be served cold or heated in an oven or microwave.

Come back and tell me if this Epic Summer Mini Pie Board was a hit at your party?

Happy hosting!

plastic pie shaped dish

Mozaik Premium Plastic Entertaining and Tapas Set, 12 pieces

PS. I also bought these little “pie shaped plastic dishes” which are called: Mozaik Premium Plastic and Tapas Set. I’ve had them for a couple of years, and they are perfect for a board.

Buy them: Mozaik Premium Plastic Entertaining and Tapas Set, 12 pieces

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • 12 x 24-inch maple – COMING SOON
  • 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board® today!

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Epic Summer Mini Pie Board

Ingredients

  • 6 4- inch The Bakery Mini PEACH Pies
  • 6 4- inch The Bakery Mini LEMON Pies
  • 6 4- inch The Bakery Mini BERRY Pies
  • 6 4- inch The Bakery Mini LEMON Pies
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 2 peaches, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups fresh cherries

Whipping cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • On a large prepared board, arrange a large bowl in the center (to hold the whipped cream).
  • Next, arrange the pies and fruit around the whipping cream.
  • To whip the cream, pour the heavy cream in a bowl and using a hand mixer, whip the cream for 2-4 minutes, until thick.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and gently mix with a spoon. Pour the cream into the large bowl and place in the center of the board.
  • Garnish the whipping cream with cherries or fresh fruit.

Notes

Optional to add tags or labels for the kinds of pies (ex: lemon, cherry, berry, peach).
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a big round board with mini pies, fruit, and whipped cream

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