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Sticky, sweet, creamy, and delicious - these mini pies are seriously addictive. Though they're a little labor-intensive, these awesome little pies are made with three kinds of milk (powdered, malted, and cream) and have an oatmeal cookie crust - who could ask for more?

Though they won't be the prettiest thing on your dessert table, they will be the richest and most raved about. You can also make this recipe in a 6" tart pan, but making mini pies makes it a little harder to snarf down too much of this gloriously decadent treat, which is based on a recipe from Momofuku, at once.

Makes about 8 mini pies

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Cookie for Crust
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Pinch baking powder
  • Pinch baking soda
  • Large pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted (optional - if using, reduce the oats just slightly)
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Splash of vanilla extract (optional)
Crust
  • Cookie for Crust
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
Filling
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon malted milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Splash vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Powdered sugar to garnish

Hardware
  • Sheet pan (lined with parchment)
  • Mixing bowl and whisk
  • Food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Muffin tin
  • Foil or other non-stick muffin tin liners
  • Large teaspoon
 
rrkrose3 years ago
These look delicious!
shesparticular (author)  rrkrose3 years ago
Thanks so much!
lisagd3 years ago
The sunken-in part looks like a great place for a big dollop of whipped cream. You could even put some malted milk powder in the cream while you're whipping it. These sound great!
shesparticular (author)  lisagd3 years ago
Malted milk whipped cream is a genius idea!
Mmm, those are so cute!
Thanks! They're yummy too!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
mmm sounds delicious, malted milk in desserts is divine.
shesparticular (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Between the malted milk, cream, and butter, you wouldn't even believe how good.