Tiny Pies Offer Big Flavor and Fun (podcast)

Nov 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Articles
12 Pack Tiny Pies Holiday Box. Photo: Annie Ray

12 Pack Tiny Pies Holiday Box. Photo: Annie Ray



You may as well call this time of year pie season, because now, until the end of December, you’ll probably see more pies due to the holidays than you will any other time of year.

Unless, of course, you’re Amanda Bates, co-owner of Tiny Pies in Austin, Texas.

“Tiny Pies are the ORIGINAL tiny hand-held pie. Our pies are just like grandma used to make…only much, much, smaller,” Amanda told me. These sweet and savory tiny pies, made in muffin tins, offer enthusiasts the perfect size treat to enjoy anytime.

Amanda and her mother, Kit Seay started tiny pies in 2011. They sell thousands of the petite pastries.

The idea for Tiny Pies came from one Amanda’s sons who wanted to take an individual piece of pie to school in his sack lunch. She convinced him it would be a squashed mess before he could eat it. And so he challenged them to make a small pie that would travel well.

Daughter and mother–lifelong home pie-makers–thought the young man had a pretty good idea, and began work on developing just the right crust, size and fillings–beginning with old family recipes.

The rest is Tiny Pie history.

If you want pie: Tiny Pies is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies through the end of day today, November 15, 2017. Both Austin locations–on Burnet Road and South Lamar–will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week, with a selection of pies for your Thanksgiving table until they sell out.

Tiny Pies, 6-pack Pecan Bites.

Tiny Pies, 6-pack Pecan Bites.


In the comments below, tell us about your favorite sweet or savory pie, and why it is your favorite.

  1. Be 18 years or older to enter
  2. Must live in the Austin area and be able to pick up  prize from Tiny Pies
  3. Only one entry per person, email and/or IP address
  4. Must include valid email address, as that is how winners will be contacted
  5. Entry must be received by 6 p.m. CT November  24, 2017
  6. Winners will be picked at random using random.org
  7. Cannot have won anything from Field & Feast in the last 90 days
  8. Reply to winner’s email from producer within 48 hours or forfeit prize
  9. Prize is non-transferable
  10. Prize may not be exchanged for cash or another menu item
  11. By entering this giveaway, entrant understands and agrees to the rules

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  1. Funny I was thinking last night how I love tiny things! Food and art!

  2. Oh these look perfect. Portion control (a serving is what, 5?) in the palm of your hand! mmmmm….

  3. So yes I like tiny pies and tiny art. My all-time favorite pie is a good Chicken Pot Pie! My mother made a great one. And I love my recipe that I found somewhere long ago. I love said pie because it brings true comfort and brings a good memory of my mother. The way it smells when you cut into it and the wonderful flavor and mouth feel!!

  4. Not to brag (ok maybe a tiny bit – tiny, get it??) but I love my apple cranberry galette. I use dried cranberries and reconstitute them in warm brandy. Then, of course, one mustn’t waste, so I drink the leftover brandy… Anyway, pretty sliced apples, a few chopped pecans and those cranberries in a rustic looking crust. It’s happy-making to look at and to eat! Mmmmm…

  5. I love a good pecan pie. There’s something very satisfying about how the nuts and the pastry work together.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. I still (somewhat) remember the first time I had strawberry rhubarb pie. It was years ago but I have only had it twice, but it made a big impression. I love it warm. It just bring a homey feeling when I had it. Thanks for the podcast and giveaway. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.