I'm so excited about my newest muffin tin discovery....
I was in charge of making the pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving this year. This berry pie was the first pie I had ever made--and that was only about 6 months ago. Needless to say then, I don't have a lot of pie making experience.
After getting out all my ingredients and whipping up my filling, I discovered that I only have 1 pie plate (did I mention, I don't have a lot of experience)--kind of presents a problem when needing to bake two pumpkin pies. I had no idea what to do and did not have time to head out to buy a pie plate. So, I thought, why couldn't I make individual pies in a muffin tin?! So, I tried it...and it worked!!
Here's what I did:
-Cut the pie crust dough with large biscuit cutters. I managed to get enough for ten from one pie crust.
- Place the cut pie crust circles into a greased muffin tin (I sprayed with Pam for Baking).
- Fill each "well" almost completely full
-Bake (the cooking time will be about 10-20minutes shorter--I recommend just watching after a while to make sure they aren't getting overdone. (For pumpkin, I still did the normal thing of baking for about 15 minutes at the higher temperature and then lowered to 350).
- Cool on a rack for a few minutes (about 10) before trying to remove from muffin tins. Once slightly cooled, remove--and enjoy your cute little creations!
I can't wait to try this with berry pies! These will definitely be making a reappearance for Christmas!! How fun would a whole assortment of different mini pies be?! And, I think these would make adorable little treats to wrap up in some cute packaging & give to others--a little different than cookies this time of year!
Let me know if you try to make/have made other mini pies!!