Introduction: Mini Pumpkin Pies
This is an instructable for creating mini pumpkin pies. They're the perfect grab & go treat! For a meeting, or a party where you want to make sharing as easy as possible. Happy halloween!
(you'll soon see that they're mini by using cupcake/muffin pans)
Step 1: Ingredients
For making the pumpkin pies, I followed the Libby's Pumpkin Pie Recipe.
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I actually only used 1/2 cup and it turned out fine)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 can (12 fl. oz.) CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts
muffin/cupcake pans (I used 18)
Step 2: Preparing the Pie Crusts
After laying out the muffin pans, roll out the pie crust on a plate. Now, you'll want to cut a circular shape that will fit the size needed to fill the muffin pan. I found a kitchen item with the approximate diameter that I needed. Place the circular piece of pie crust into the muffin pan. If it's oversized then use a knife to trim the edges.
Once you've filled all of the muffin pan, use a fork and make indentations into the rims to add some texture.
Step 3: Mixing the Ingredients
When I made these pumpkin pies I mixed all of the ingredients together. The actual directions read:
"Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk."
Step 4: Pour
Pour the pumpkin pie mixture into the pie shells. I used a ladle and found that it worked great for this.
Step 5: Bake
Preheat the oven to 425° F for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the temperature to 350° F and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. A good way to tell if the mini pies are done is to insert a knife into the center of one and it comes out clean when the knife is removed.
I used another baking sheet and placed it on the shelf above the mini pies. I'm not sure how effective this was but wanted to provide some sort of shield for the pies; I was concerned about the crusts getting over cooked.
Step 6: Enjoy!
After your pies have cooled, enjoy!