Monday, October 24, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Gingersnap Crust {recipe}

Ah yes, the pumpkin dessert posts continue. Everyone in our house really enjoyed these mini versions of our favorite holiday pie! Something about mini desserts just make them taste better. I have a soft spot for mini cheesecakes (thanks, mom!) and combined with a little Dashing Dish inspiration, I knew I had to make these!

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Ginger Snap Crust
makes 18-24 mini pies
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk
1 box/bag of gingersnaps
Whipped cream (optional) I use Redi-Whip (because the tv told me Cool Whip is made of chemicals) or if I’m feeling extra domesticated I will whip my own from the cow I milk out back before dawn.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers (I would recommend the foil kind) and fill each wrapper with one ginger snap.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl (you can use pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves like I did. The conversion is on the back of the spice jar.) Beat eggs in a large bowl then stir in the sugar spice mixture. Gradually add pumpkin until well combined. Slowly add evaporated milk.

Distribute pumpkin mixture evenly among cupcake wrappers. Fill each enough to cover the ginger snap generously. Just like pumpkin pie, these will not rise, so its really up to you how thick or thin you want your mini pies. Mine ended up being about 1 1/2-2 inches tall. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until firmly set. Remove from oven and allow pies to cool before refrigerating for at least 2-3 hours.  Top with whipped cream and crushed ginger snaps before serving. ENJOY!



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Leslie said...

Yum! I totally cracked up at the whipped cream comment!

Allison said...

Lol, thanks! I mean seriously! Some people still live like that!

My Very Educated Mother said...

These look so good, thanks for sharing!

Michele Alger said...

How yummy these sound! I want to try this...thank you!

Megan said...

These are so cute! Anything individual sized is always a winner :) I definitely need to give them a try!

I liked up tie dye cupcakes on my blog - you should come check them out!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those look SO delicious!!! Definitely putting this on my recipes to try! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays Allison!

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Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Jami said...

I'm drooling over these! So happy to have you a part of the Tuesday To Do Party!

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