You know when you need to bake?  When you need something sweet?  When you feel like Weight Watchers is getting the best of you?  Le sigh.  I’m at that point again.  Double sigh.  After two strong weeks of doing WW (and 8lbs lost!), the time has come to succumb to the baking itch.

You know the one.

Luckily, I joined Project Pastry Queen at the right time and these perfect petite pies were my project for this afternoon.  I would have loved to have fried them but my conscious got the best of me and I baked them instead.  I have no complaints about the baked version though since they were simply delicious and oozing with strawberry goodness.   The pie dough couldn’t be any easier to put together and I made one 1/4 of the recipe (my changes are below – the full recipe makes about 12) and still came out with 6 pies…not that I’m complaining.  I definitely plan to whip up more of these as the summer lingers on and the blueberries and peaches start coming into season here in CT.

{I’ve joined Shawnda from Confections of a Foodie Bride and Ashley of Delish on Project Pastry Queen, an ode to Rebecca Rather.  Over the past 3+ years of blogging, it seems like recipes from The Pastry Queen show up everywhere and I’m not sure what’s hindered me from purchasing it but the time has finally come.  Look for a new recipe every Sunday and check out the project’s page if you’re interested in joining us.}