little pumpkin pies for little people
Miss L has her first “school Thanksgiving” today at lunch. There was a sign-up on the door to bring in certain elements of a normal Turkey Day meal… like turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc. Being the sweets lover that I am, I signed up to bring pumpkin pie and whipped cream.
I could have gone to the market, bought a pumpkin pie and called it a day. But instead, I hit pinterest and searched for “mini pumpkin pies” and found the perfect answer.
The idea is really simple. Buy/make pie crust. Cut out circles (I used a pint glass!). Stuff them into greased up muffin tins and score the bottom. Pour in pumpkin pie filling. Cook! But since normal pumpkin pie takes a long time to cook and two different temperature settings, I wasn’t quite sure how to adjust mine to work. It turns out that Make and Takes had the magic secret “cooking time” that I was looking for… 425 degrees for 15 minutes (like normal pie) and then 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
I added the little pie crust flowers because I couldn’t bare to leave all of that unused dough just sitting on the counter. And, well, because it’s pretty.
Bite sized pumpkin pies for the little kids. So much easier than cutting and serving a whole pie to 10 toddlers!
SO cute and yummy! I might try these. Bonus – you could check to make sure the crust is cooked all the way through by sampling one, something that’s impossible with regular pie. As a high-altitude dweller, this is a serious benefit.
Adorable! I’ve made mini pie crusts and filled them with spinach dip, but have never made sweet mini pies. And I love the added crust flowers! I bet Miss L was the hit of the classroom. :)
I love this so much! Did you make your own pie crust? I’m scared of that.
oh no! I absolutely loathe rolling out dough… and we have tile counters so I never get it flat without using giant mats.
Pie crust is on sale at Target this week… $2.49 a box! :)
What a good idea! I am going to make these for myself. My other favorite is apple pie tarts – pie crust, filling and a big round cookie cutter. They end up looking somewhat like ravioli but they are delish!
Those are super cute! Did you use a regular muffin tin or a mini muffin tin? I think I’m going to have to try this myself!
A regular muffin tin! I thought about using the mini tin.. but figured that the pie dough would puff up enough that it would make a REALLY REALLY small little pie. These turned out to be the perfect size…. but I used a 3″ circle (top of pint glass), so the crust & filling only went up about 1/2 way in the tin.
I love the little flowers you put on the top! I made mini pumpkin pies like these when we had people over around Halloween, and had to guess at the cooking time. So yummy!
They look so yummy, and great idea for kids or really any setting with several people.
i LOVE this idea! super cute for people who also looking to scale back on the feasting too :o)