Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies



I love pumpkin pie.  With the exception of my oldest son, everyone in the house loves pumpkin pie.  Until I discovered this recipe last year, I used to just make a regular pumpkin pie; I hate to mess with a good thing, but this is delicious and it has become one of our favorite fall desserts!

Ingredients:
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
1 T. melted butter
1-1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Stir all ingredients together and pour into a greased muffin pan.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate to store.
4.  I like to top mine with a little whipped cream and cinnamon!  YUM!



After eating this delicious treat, we read Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman.  In this story, a witch plants a pumpkin seed with the intention of baking a pie for Halloween.  When she is unable to move the pumpkin herself, passersby (a ghost, vampire, mummy, and bat) offer to help.  They work together, and in the end, share the pie.  There are some great lessons in this book - helping others, accepting help, teamwork, size doesn't always matter, sharing, etc., which make the book one of my favorites for Halloween.                                                 


*This recipe is from In Between Laundry.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it!

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  2. And then I eat the whole thing all by myself. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

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  3. I never tried to make a pumpkin pie, so maybe I'll start small :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Definitely going to have to try this! Pumpkin Pie is our FAVORITE!! And another new book for us to try as well! Thanks :)

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  5. I'm with you, I hate to mess with a good thing. But, that really does sound yummy, and I think I have all the ingredients right now...:)

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  6. Hmm. This looks like a fun recipe to try. I never liked pumpkin pie as a kid, but now I love it!

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  7. Hi from wadlee-ah-chaa!

    We use pumpkin in many recipes, it's yummy with chocolate, cornbread, cheesecake . . . Now I'm hungry! Time to make some mini pumpkin pies!

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