Introduction: Mini Pumpkin Pies

A bit easier than an actual pumpkin pie, this is a fun snack, especially for Halloween parties!

Step 1: Sugar Cookies!

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!

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!

Step 3: Bake It!

What you will need: -Mini muffin cups
-Sugar cookie mix that you made earlier
-Pumpkin filling you made earlier
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Fill each cup with a bit of sugar cookie mix, and pinch the edges out to make a small bowl to fill. Then, pour a little filling into each one. Once you are done, put them in the oven on a cookie sheet, and cook for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center will come out without any filling on it. They can be served warm, or refrigerated, either way, they're great at parties (not just Halloween, even though thats where they fit in best), or just because they're good. A little Coolwhip on top isn't bad either!

Comments

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susanchen2011 (author)2012-07-31

I like pumpkin very much. Thank you for your sharing.

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zddingus (author)2009-09-11

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

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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

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Roflolommo (author)2011-07-25

You can't surprise me with a picture of sugar cookies like that. I just want them sooo much.

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ninja doom25 (author)2010-06-29

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

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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.

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doober97 (author)2008-11-18

How many does this make? I am making these for my son's Thanksgiving party at school and there are 13 student...

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Spacekidkyle (author)doober972008-11-18

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.

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doober97 (author)Spacekidkyle2008-11-19

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!

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Spacekidkyle (author)doober972008-11-19

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.

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theVDude (author)Spacekidkyle2009-10-17

I've never seen tiny little pie pans like that, are they pot pie tins?

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Spacekidkyle (author)theVDude2009-10-18

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.

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teh darkcloud (author)2007-10-26

:O! I think I found what I'm bringing to the Halloween party...

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flio191 (author)2007-10-10

cute and amazing!

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jnixon (author)2007-10-05

This is a great idea! I think I'll make these for my halloween party. Thanks!

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theque (author)2007-10-04

oh boy my favorite type of pie!

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firemanfu (author)2007-10-04

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

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