Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Muffins

strawberrry shortcake crumble muffins

Have you noticed the strawberry shortcake crumble topping trend? I recently noticed many people have been sharing various versions of the crumble recipe all over Tiktok. I’ve seen the topping on cake, cupcakes and countless other desserts. Most people seem to make it using strawberry gelatin mix and vanilla pudding mix. The version I’m sharing here uses freeze dried strawberries instead. I’m not opposed to using gelatin mix, I just seriously love the tart, natural flavor of freeze dried strawberries. This topping is irresistible on these tender strawberry muffins.

Since strawberry season is in full swing, I used fresh strawberries for the puree in the muffins. Feel free to use frozen, defrosted strawberries if you cant get fresh ones.

Strawberry shortcake crumble muffins

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Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Muffins
Strawberry muffins topped with strawberry shortcake crumble
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping
Strawberry Muffins
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping
Strawberry Muffins
Instructions
Strawberry Shortcake Crumble Topping
  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut cubed butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or with your fingers until it forms pea size pieces.
  3. Place half of crumble mixture into another medium bowl and combine with freeze dried strawberries. Press together with your fingers to form pea sized pieces.
  4. Gently combine the two bowls of crumble together. Set aside in refrigerator while preparing muffin batter.
Strawberry Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line the wells of a 12 serving muffin tin with cupcake liners or parchment squares.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and extract. Beat until well combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients and beat just until combined.
  6. Add buttermilk and strawberry puree and beat just until combined.
  7. Divide batter evenly into wells of prepared muffin tin.
  8. Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over muffins.
  9. Bake at 350º until topping is golden and a toothpick inserted in center is clean, about 18-22 minutes.
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Mini Chocolate Hand Pies for Pi Day

Mini Chocolate Hand Pies by Brownie Mischief

Pi Day is a day to celebrate mathematics, or more specifically, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. While I do appreciate math for it’s precision, I also feel a bit peeved at math for making my brain hurt! Ok, I’m sorry math. I forgive you. I do need you! How would I bake without you? So today I will celebrate math (and also my love for puns) with these tender, fudgy mini hand pies!

Mini Chocolate Hand Pies by Brownie Mischief

Since pi is all about circles, I used a 2 3/4-inch circle cutter to make round pies, but you can cut them into any shape you like. You could cut larger circles, fold them in half and call them empanadas. Rectangles are very popular with Pop Tart fans and you don’t need a special cutter, but a ruler would be helpful. I think squares would be cute, too! Whatever your shape of choice, my buddy math can hook you up!

I used a stencil to add some powdered sugar polka dots to my mini pies. I may have gone a little overboard with my circles, but who’s going to stop me? I think they look pretty cute, but If you don’t have a stencil, a sprinkle or two of powdered sugar will do just fine! Alternately, you could drizzle them with some melted white chocolate. I had a bit of white chocolate on hand, so I can confidently say, that version is yummy too!


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Mini Chocolate Hand Pies

Mini chocolate pies with fudgy filling and a tender chocolate crust.

Course Dessert

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours

Servings


Ingredients
Crust

Filling

Finishing Touches

Course Dessert

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 1 1/2 hours

Servings


Ingredients
Crust

Filling

Finishing Touches


Instructions
Crust
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking powder.

  2. Add butter and cream cheese to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the cold water to the mixture. Stir gently just until the mixture begins to hold together.

  4. Turn mixture out onto work surface. Press mixture together and fold over onto itself.

  5. Form dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Filling
  1. In a small microwavable bowl, melt chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in the microwave. Heat for 10 second intervals, stirring until smooth.

  2. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Assembly
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and remaining 1 tablespoon water.

  3. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness.

  4. Cut out 20 circles with a 2 3/4-inch circle cutter (or cut into desired shapes of your choice).

  5. Place 10 dough circles about 1 inch apart onto prepared baking sheet. Top each with 1 tablespoon of filling.
    Mini Chocolate Hand Pies

  6. With a small pastry brush or your finger, brush egg mixture around the perimeter of each of the filled dough circles.

  7. Top each with the 10 remaining dough circles. Crimp edges together with a fork. Brush pies with remaining egg mixture.
    Mini Chocolate Hand Pies

  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is crispy and browned.

  9. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle cooled pies with powdered sugar or drizzle with melted white chocolate.
    Mini Chocolate Hand Pies


Recipe Notes

*The chocolate chips you use depends on personal preference. Bittersweet chocolate chips give a more intense chocolate flavor, while semi-sweet chocolate chips yield a slightly sweeter finished product.

To find my favorite circle cutters click here.                                                                                  To find the polka-dot stencil click here.


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