Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Of course, I couldn't let such a thing as a "dating anniversary" (do those even exist after you're married?) go by without making a dessert. Or at least use it as an excuse to make a dessert. I had been craving pumpkin pie, the entire end of October. I knew Thanksgiving was coming up in about a month, and nothing says "fall" and "comfort food" like pumpkin pie.

Well, I wanted to switch it up just a little bit and not make the one big pie, instead, I used my small little cake pans to make 4 little guys. Honestly, I didn't mess with the recipe... I've always been a Libby's pumpkin pie kid, and I still love it. Why mess with a good thing?

Mini Pumpkin Pies

4 (1-cup vol each) 4-inch diameter mini-pie shells
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

PREHEAT oven to 425° F.

MIX sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.

POUR into shells.

BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.; bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. (Do not freeze as this may cause filling to separate from the crust.)

NOTE: May use refrigerated or homemade single pie crust to make 4 mini-pie shells. Lay rim of mini-pie pan on rolled out dough. Cut circle 1/2-inch larger than mini-pie to allow for dough to form fluted edge.

Makes: 4 pies

I actually am more a fan of the regular sized pie. While these do happen to be little and cute, I really do enjoy the crust on the bottom of the pan, and this size just cuts down on it. Kind of a bummer.

But still, it is pumpkin pie and still overall delicious.

Nutrition Facts - Per Pie
Amount per serving
Calories 465Calories from fat 160
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17.8g27%
Saturated Fat 7.2g36%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 554mg23%
Total Carbs 67.2g22%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g15%
Sugars 50.5g
Protein 12.1g
Vitamin A 338%Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 29%Iron 16%


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