What could be more autumnal than a mini pumpkin pie? Made with a traditional pumpkin pie recipe and pie dough cut into cute flower shapes.
These bite-sized treats are perfect for any fall gathering, and they're surprisingly easy to make. Once baked, top them with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar. Whether you'mre hosting a Halloween party or just craving something sweet, these cute flower pies are sure to satisfy.
Check out all the other easy pumpkin desserts for even more delicious recipes!
There's something about pumpkin pie that just screams Fall. Maybe it's the warm spices, or the rich, creamy filling. Or maybe it's the memories of family gatherings around the Thanksgiving table.
Whatever the reason, pumpkin pie is a true classic. But sometimes, life is too busy for a full-size pie. That's where mini pumpkin pies come in. These bite-sized treats are perfect for busy families on the go.
And they're just as delicious as their larger counterparts. So if you're looking for a quick and easy dessert this fall, be sure to give mini pumpkin pies a try. You won't be disappointed.
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What to do with leftover Pumpkin Pie Filling?
Pumpkin pie is a fall favorite, but what do you do with the leftover filling? There are actually a lot of possibilities.
- One option is to make pumpkin pie crescent rolls. Simply mix the pumpkin pie filling with softened cream cheese, spread the mixture on top of the crescent rolls, roll up and bake.
- Another idea is to use the filling to make pumpkin pancakes or pumpkin waffles. Just add a few spoonfuls of filling to your batter and you’re good to go.
- Or, for a quick and easy dessert, make pumpkin mousse! Mix the filling with some whipped cream and serve in individual cups.
No matter how you choose to use it, there’s no need to let leftover pumpkin pie filling go to waste.
Can you freeze leftover Pumpkin Pie Filling?
Canned pumpkin pie filling is a quick and easy way to make a delicious dessert, but what do you do with the leftover filling? Can you freeze it, or does that affect the quality of the product?
The verdict is in, and you can freeze leftover canned pumpkin pie filling without any problems. In fact, freezing is a great way to extend the shelf life of the product.
Simply transfer the leftover filling to a freezer-safe container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. When you're ready to use it, thaw the filling in the refrigerator overnight and then proceed with your recipe.
So don't throw out that extra pumpkin pie filling! Either use it in another recipe or you can freeze it for later!
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Main Ingredients Needed:
Be sure to see the recipe card for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
- One can Libby's Pure Pumpkin
- Evaporated milk
- Pumpkin pie spice
- One recipe of pie dough either homemade pie dough or store bought.
Step 1 | Prepare the Pumpkin Pie Filling
- Follow the directions on the back of the can of Libby's Pure Pumpkin.
- Set aside while you prepare the pie crust flowers.
Step 2 | How to Make Pie Crust Flowers
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough.
- Using a flower shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes in the pie crust.
- You can use a round or biscuit cutter for the shapes as well, the mini pumpkin pie just won't have the cute flower shapes.
Baking Tip: Spray the mini muffin pan generously making sure you spray around the top of the "wells" in the muffin pan. You don't want the pie dough to stick to the pan while they are baking.
Step 3 | Assemble
- Place the cut out pie crust flowers dough into a muffin pan.
- Make sure you use the Pastry Dough Tart Tamper to help you get the dough inside without tearing.
Step 4 | Add the Pumpkin Pie Filling
- Use a small cookie scoop to spoon the pumpkin pie mixture into the pie crust. I love to use my cookie scoops for more than just making cookies!
- If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a tablespoon size measuring spoon.
- Fill the cups to about ⅔ of the way to the top being careful not to overfill. You don't want them to overflow as they bake.
Step 5 | Baking Instructions
- Brush the pie crust with an egg wash. You can also sprinkle sugar on the edges of the pie crust if desired.
- Bake in a 400° F preheated oven for about 15 minutes; checking often until a knife inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean.
- Let cool slightly before removing from the pans.
- Top with fresh homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar before serving.
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- Refrigerate any leftovers in an air-tight container.
- This recipe does not freeze well.
Frequently Asked Recipe Questions
No, canned pumpkin puree is cooked, pureed pumpkin. There is nothing added to the pureed pumpkin. Pumpkin Pie Mix or Filling is flavored with spices and sweetener.
Yes, you should store any pie that is made with eggs in the refrigerator. These mini pumpkin pies can easily be stored in an air-tight container after they have baked and cooled to room temperature.
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- 1 15 ounce can Libby's Pure Pumpkin
- 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- ½ tablespoon to 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice; depending on your taste.
- One recipe of pie dough either homemade or store bought.
- Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice; combine well.
- Add the evaporated milk and combine.
- Set aside and prepare your dough.
- On a floured surface, roll out the pie dough.
- Using a "flower" shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place in the well of muffin pan that has been sprayed with non-stick
- Make sure you spray the top of the muffin pan as well.
- Using the special tamper tool helps get the pie dough into the well of the muffin pan.
- Spread out the flower tips so they lay flat on top of the muffin pan.
- Using a small cookie scoop, fill up each muffin well about ⅔ of the way full.
- Brush the edges of the dough with an egg wash before baking.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes; checking after 10 minutes.
- Let cool slightly in the muffin tins before removing to a baking rack to cool.
- Right before serving, add freshly whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon/sugar to the tops of each mini pie.
- Since these are small pies, they bake much quicker than a full sized pie.
- Oven temperatures vary so check them to make sure the crust isn't getting too brown.
- The mini pumpkin pies are done when you can insert a knife in the center and it comes out clean
- The pie crust should be golden brown.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2013 with new photos, new information and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!