How to Make Mini Pumpkin Pies

I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pie. Maybe that’s because I’m also a huge fan of whipped cream. I am sometimes accused of liking a little pumpkin pie with my whipped cream. It’s not an entirely untrue statement.

But sometimes even I have to admit (especially around the holidays) that it would be nicer to have a small bit of it rather than an entire piece. Or, as happens to me a lot around Thanksgiving and Christmas, you want to bring something to share at a meal or gathering with friends, family, or coworkers, and you want something easy that will go around for a lot of people.

This recipe satisfies both of those needs. It mixes together quickly and easily, and once they’re baked you have 48 bite-sized morsels of pumpkin goodness. Happy Autumn!

~ Theresa

This recipe was featured in the November 2015 issue of Family Magazine.

What you need:

mini pumpkin pies

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 T. corn starch
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 T. pumpkin pie spice (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 6 oz. evaporated milk
  • 2 unbaked pie crusts (store-bought or homemade)

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • spoon or spatula
  • rolling pin
  • flour duster (optional)
  • 2 3/4 inch circle cutter
  • thin spatula
  • 2 mini muffin pans (for a total of 48)
  • cooling rack

Time: 30 minutes prep + 35-37 minutes baking

Freezeable: Yes! I have some in my freezer right now!

Serves: Makes 48 mini pumpkin pies

Multiplying the recipe: You can double it if you have a very large bowl. Double all ingredients, except use 3 eggs instead of 4.

Mini Pumpkin Pies:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a spoon or spatula. Do not use an electric mixer or the mixture will be too runny.

Roll out the pie crust on a floured surface and use a 2 3/4 –inch circle cutter to cut out 48 circles, scraping and re-rolling as necessary. Press pastry circles into two mini muffin pans sprayed with oil. Decorate crust edges if desired with the tines of a fork or by crimping the edges together with your fingers to make a square. Place a scant tablespoon of pumpkin mixture in each cup. Bake for 35-37 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Remove to cool on a wire rack.

mini pumpkin pies

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About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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