Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Fall means pumpkins and all the recipes you can find to use this fabulous gourd. Did you know pumpkin is classified as a fruit?
We also like the many pie recipes in Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

Mini Pumpkin Pies:

2 Refrigerated ready-to-roll pie crust

1/2 Cup of Sugar

8 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)

1 Cup of Canned Pumpkin

1 teaspoon of Vanilla

3 eggs

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Whipped Cream


Pre-heat oven to 425.

Mix sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, eggs, cream cheese & pumpkin spice until smooth.

Roll dough. Using a bowl or 4 inch round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles from your 2 9-inch pie crust doughs.

Place each circle into a pre-greased muffin tin. Press them in, letting the sides come up for a fun look. Score the bottom of your dough with a fork to keep the crust from bubbling up as it cooks.

Pour your filling into each muffin tin cup. Fill them to the very top.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Then turn your heat down to 350 and bake them for 25-30 minutes. 

Let these cool on a wire rack for a couple of hours to let the pumpkin filling set.

Add a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Thanks to Southern Gals for the recipe.