Looking for a way to showcase those tasty summer cherries? Try these Streusel Topped Cherry Pie Bites!
In a small bowl, combine light brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and pecans. Add the melted butter and stir together with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in middle of oven. Lightly spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Set aide. Using one crust at a time, unroll crust on a lightly floured work surface. Using a 2 1/2 inch round cutter (I used a flower cutter), cut out circles. Re-roll remaining dough and continue to cut more circles until all dough is used up. (36 total) Press circles into muffin tins. Place muffin tins in refrigerator while you make the filling,
For the filling, in a medium saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, corn starch and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the cherries begin to release their juices. Continue to cook until the mixtures thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract,
Spoon about one heaping teaspoon into each muffin cup. Sprinkle each cup with some of the streusel. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges of cups begin to brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.