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Pumpkin Praline Mini Pies

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Pumpkin Praline Mini Pies Recipe

These mini pies get an extra burst of pumpkin from the Praline Pumpkin Seed Crunch we add to the crust and topping.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
6 mini pies

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

Crust

Filling

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • *Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, if desired.

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Praline Pumpkin Seed Crunch, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the cups of a hamburger bun pan, or six mini (4") tart pans, about 1" deep.
  2. To make the crust: Stir together everything except the butter.
  3. Cut in the butter until no large chunks remain, and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Evenly distribute the crumbs among the cups of the prepared pan, pressing the mixture into the cups' bottoms.
  5. Bake the crust for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove the pan from the oven.
  6. To make the filling: Whisk together the sugar, flour, salt, and spice.
  7. In a large measuring cup, beat together the eggs, pumpkin, and cream. Combine with the dry ingredients.
  8. Pour the filling evenly over the crusts.
  9. Bake the pies for 20 to 22 minutes, until the tops are just beginning to set in the middle. Remove from the oven, and Immediately sprinkle with Praline Pumpkin Seed Crunch, if desired.
  10. Cool the pies in the pan, and turn out when ready to serve.
  11. Yield: 6 mini pies.