Wednesday, October 3, 2012

dangerous mini pumpkin pie's

if you had been at my house this last week-end you would have had a mini pumpkin pie (or 8) and i would probably be filling out a restraining order against you right about now because i guarantee you would be hangin around waitin' for more.
these things are that good. it's almost ridiculous! my new favorite to be exact.
i wish i could virtually pop one in your mouth right now (i'm a sharer)  but i can't, that sucks, you lose.

okay, so i bought the mini pie shells. you can make your own shells but why? buy them. that way you have more time to sit with your cup o' joe and eat them. hit up your grocery store, they are about 6 bucks for 16 or so.
then just follow your fav pumpkin pie recipe, fill the cups full and bake at 375 for about 14 minutes.  present them on a pretty tray topped with whip cream and watch while people literally think of you as one of the coolest people they know. truth.

here is the recipe i used:

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

*if you dont have pumpkin pie spice you can add the 3 ingredients below.
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

mix these together then add your egg.
1 large egg

add remaining ingredients and fill into pie shells
1 cup libby's pumpkin puree 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 5-ounce can evaporated milk

they look even better when you sprinkle with nutmeg but since my littlest little swears she is allergic i skip it.

lastly, and this is the most important part of all.
get someone who will observe you while eating these and stop you before you eat them all.
that's the problem with me and mini treats.