Meet the Sullivans: 4-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pies

November 18, 2014

4-Ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pies

This is my go to Fall dessert when we're entertaining. These are small enough to satisfy the craving for something sweet and easy to just grab -- no serving knife or cutting required. What I really love about them though is that with only 4 ingredients they are so easy to throw together.

I made them this week, even though we are currently in our first week of Whole 30, because Keith's co-workers are having an office Thanksgiving potluck lunch. It wasn't so hard to making them knowing we couldn't have any, but having them sit there in the kitchen all evening after I made them was torture. Looking forward to Thanksgiving so I can have some!


Ingredients
Makes two dozen.

1 can pumpkin pie filling
1 5oz can evaporated milk
2 eggs
2 packages prepared pie crust (the kind in the rolls, not the shells)

Instructions
Preheat your oven according to package directions. Lightly flour a cutting board and unroll one pie crust and start cutting out your mini pie crusts. I used a regular drinking glass that's radius was slightly larger that the size of the muffin tin holes. I was able to get 6 pie crusts out of each roll of pie dough -- save the scraps if you'd like to create a cute design for the top. I used the scraps and a set of holiday pie crust cutters I bought on Zulily, similar to these from Williams-Sonoma, to create the design on top.   

Press each mini pie crust into the cups of a standard muffin tin. (Do not grease the muffin tin)

Mix together the eggs, pie filling and evaporated milk. For easy pouring put your batter in a large measuring cup and pour about 1/4 cup filling into each prepared crust. Bake according to package directions or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the middle pies comes out clean.

Let cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes or more before removing them from the muffin tin. They should come out easily, but you can use a butter knife to loosen them if they get a little stuck. Serve with whipped cream!



What are you serving for Thanksgiving this year?

6 comments:

Jillian said...

mmm pumpkin pie is my favorite! i love that these have only 4 ingredients! xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Mama Mio giveaway on cornflake dreams

Sarah said...

oh so doing this! Do those prepared pie crusts come in the freezer section? What brand do you use? I've only seen the ones that are already in the pie tin, although I've never looked for this kind.

Kelly Linn Feller said...

Yum! Great idea to make them mini pies! Everything seems to taste better when it's bite-sized!!
XO Kelly
www.dettecakes.com

erin vancura said...

ok. these look delicious. and easy. although i fear that you make everything look easy and i might fail miserably. BUT i'm totally giving this a whirl!

Lindsey Paris said...

so cute and perfect for anyone who "just wants a taste!"

Sara McCarty said...

These are AWESOME! I agree with Erin, how do you possibly make this stuff look so easy. I was out at the mention of pie crust. They look amazing and so delish! Lucky co-workers.