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Mini Pumpkin Pies

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A bit easier than an actual pumpkin pie, this is a fun snack, especially for Halloween parties!
 
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Step 1: Sugar cookies!

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You will need: -2 cups of softened butter
-2 cups of sugar
-4 cups of flour
-1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix all of the ingredients. Tah dah, cookie mix is done!

Step 2: Pumpkin Filling!

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This is how you make your own pumpkin filling. You could just buy a can, but I'm keeping your options open...
What you need: -A pumpkin, about 8" is usually a good size, that makes 3 cups
-1 cup of sugar
-1.5 tsp. ground cinnamon
-18 oz. evaporated milk
-4 large eggs
-A few spices like nutmeg, ginger, etc. USE DISCRETION, nothing will ruin it better than too much of a spice, use less than 1 teaspoon for these!
Take your pumpkin, make sure there's no seeds or anything left in it. Cut it up in half, and put it in a bowl with a bit of water. Microwave it on high for 15 minutes, then use your judgment, just make sure it is nice and soft. Once that's done, take out the skin, and put the cooked pumpkin to the side for a moment while you get the rest of it ready. Mix all of the above ingredients to make your pie filling, use a blender for this part, not just a spoon, it needs to be puree pretty much. Then you've got your pumpkin filling!
I like pumpkin very much. Thank you for your sharing.
zddingus5 years ago
can I cook these in a toaster oven. I want to make away from home and dont have a regular oven where I will be. Thanks
You can cook anything in a toaster oven that will fit as long as its the kind of toaster oven that has a temperature control that is variable by degrees, and not just low, med, high. Otherwise it can't regulate the temp in the oven..and you will undercook or burn the crap out of what ur cooking
Roflolommo3 years ago
You can't surprise me with a picture of sugar cookies like that. I just want them sooo much.
do the pictures look much like the finished product by the way i thout mini pies but i didnt think to use sugar cookie dough or mini muffin tins it souds very creative
Spacekidkyle (author)  ninja doom254 years ago
No, I didn't have any pictures of the real thing available when I wrote the instructable, so I used that picture from online. They're not too dissimilar, except that they're in muffin wrappers instead of little pie tins, and the crusts are thicker and don't have the little pattern.
doober976 years ago
How many does this make? I am making these for my son's Thanksgiving party at school and there are 13 student...
Spacekidkyle (author)  doober976 years ago
I'm pretty sure that it makes a dozen, but I could be wrong. Usually I just make as many as I can from the ingredients I have, so I'm not really sure how many this exact recipe makes.
Thank you so much, I will let you know how they turn out! Also, it say mini muffin cups, does that mean the mini muffin pan or the mini paper kind? As you can see, baking is not really my forte!
Spacekidkyle (author)  doober976 years ago
What I mean by that is you should get a mini muffin pan, and line each cup of the pan with the mini paper cups. That way, you can remove the mini pies from the pan after you've finished cooking.
I've never seen tiny little pie pans like that, are they pot pie tins?
Spacekidkyle (author)  theVDude5 years ago
Neither have I. It didn't occur to me to write this up until after I had finished making them, so I didn't have pictures of the process. Those pictures are all from various sites online.
:O! I think I found what I'm bringing to the Halloween party...
flio1917 years ago
cute and amazing!
jnixon7 years ago
This is a great idea! I think I'll make these for my halloween party. Thanks!
theque7 years ago
oh boy my favorite type of pie!
firemanfu7 years ago
I'll have to this this i love baking although it doesn't suit my great manliness really thought i'll have to try this