Let’s start out this Monday with a little bit of sweetness. In reality I’ll probably be starting out the day with a kale smoothie or something of the sort, but my mind…it will be dreaming of these little pies. I never tire of pie and hand pies in particular are especially irresistible.  Like so many desserts, making them miniature makes them instantly cuter.

These personal sized bites are just begging to be filled with wonderful fresh fruits of the season and I am always drawn to gorgeous ruby red raspberries. Of course I couldn’t resist adding a bit of dark chocolate since it pairs so perfectly with the berries. The smaller size can help with portion control, but with such a delicious filling it’s hard to stop at just one. Don’t worry, I won’t tell if you have two. We can always just drink another kale smoothie tomorrow.