Thursday, November 29, 2012


Baby Pumpkin Pies with Cinnamon/Sugar Pie Crust!!

You can go old school and make it from scratch but for time and cost purposes I used the box kind and the pre-made ready to roll.

 The first batch I made, I used the Betty Crocker Pie Crust in a Box which you just add water, mix, then refrigerate for 10 minutes, and it's ready to role out. 
The Second Batch, I bought ready to roll Pillsbury pie crust, that comes with two 9- inch pie crusts. This was a quicker process which was nice but it tastes very bland, it brakes easily when you try to put it in the pan, and it doesn't rise like a pie crust should. It makes about 12-14 muffin sized pies.
The Betty Crocker Pie Crust however, was a little more work (barely) but it was a nice delicious, puffy, pie crust! Winner Winner, Turkey Dinner! It also makes around 18 muffin sized pies.

Here's the directions for whichever type of crust you choose:

-Roll out the dough
-Cut 3 x 3 inch squares (you could go a little bigger or smaller). 
-Place them in the muffin pan, you should try to bring out each corner so it has a leaf look to it.  Why a leaf you may ask? Thanksgiving...Fall Season, yah. 
-Once they are all placed in the pan, set the pan in the fridge
-Start the Pumpkin Pie Mix

Signature Pumpkin Pie
-MIX 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin, 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, 2 eggs and 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice.
-POUR into 1 frozen unbaked pie crust. 
-BAKE in preheated 425ºF oven 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF; Normally, you would bake a 9 inch pie another 40 minutes longer.  Since these are smaller, bake them for another 25-30 minutes. 
Once they are done, take them out and let them cool.

Cinnamon Time!

Microwave half a stick of butter in a small bowl

In another small bowl mix 
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-4 teaspoons cinnamon
-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Take one pie at a time, dip the bottom in the melted butter and with a small brush, cover the top and sides with butter and dip the pie into the Cinnamon Sugar mix (use a fork to get the sides covered)

Pumpkins: Free (from a co-worker)
Sequins: $1.00 at Wal-mart
Orange M&M's: Orange Chocolate flavored M&Ms in different colors of Orange :) $2.89
Apples: $2.99 at Trader Joes
Flowers: $3.99 at Trader Joes 

Hostess with the Mostess.. We still know how to throw a good potluck

Whit carving the Turkey

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