Mini pumpkin pies
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Mini pumpkin pies are the perfect dessert after a heavy lunch or dinner. Easy and quick to make,watch these little treats disappear from the table in seconds.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 mini pies
Author: Ashika | Gardening Foodie
Ingredients
  • FOR THE PASTRY
  • cups all-purpose flour / cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup / 114 g butter or margarine chopped
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • PUMPKIN FILING
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup heavy / fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice / pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin / 1 cup boiled and mashed or blended pumpkin
Instructions
  1. FOR THE PASTRY
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together flour, sugar and salt.
  3. Using your fingertips,rub in butter or margarine until crumbly.
  4. Stir in cold water and mix to form a dough
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. FOR THE PUMPKIN FILLING
  7. In a large bowl beat white sugar, brown sugar and butter until creamy.
  8. Mix in egg, heavy cream, flour and vanilla until creamy.
  9. Fold in pumpkin. ( SEE NOTE 1)
  10. Remove the chilled pastry from fridge and knead lightly a few times.
  11. Press little pieces of the pastry into a non stick mini muffin pan.
  12. Place the pumpkin filling into the pastry
  13. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the centers of the pie is set.
  14. The filling may be a little wobbly when it comes out of the oven but will set completely as it cools.
  15. The filling may also sink in a bit as it cools.
  16. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream and sprinkled with powdered cinnamon.
Recipe Notes
NOTE 1
When you use fresh pumpkin, it is first peeled, seeded, cubed and then boiled until soft. I then usually put it into the blender with a bit of water. This makes the mixture a bit runny compared to if you use canned pumpkin. But this does not cause much difference to the baked pies because the water from the cooked pumpkin evaporates when it is baking giving it the same end result as the canned pumpkin....so choose which you have or prefer.