Everyone in my house loves pumpkin pie. It is always a hit, so I actually try to make it throughout the year, and not just for Thanksgiving. We all agree that pumpkin pie should have lots of spices, be nice and thick, and should be? Topped off with a dollop of COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.
Every time my little one sees a can of pumpkin she looks at me and says, “Mama make pie?” She’s pretty hard to say no to. :) She’s also very independent right now, and everything is, “all by myself!” She’s Miss Independent lately, wanting to do everything on her own, and sharing is, well, a challenge these days! So I thought this might be a great time to make individual pumpkin pies, and my little lady could have a little pie she could eat all by herself, something I knew she’d be thrilled about.
Since she loves pumpkin pie so much, it would be fun to have her help me make pumpkin pie. She had a great time, and was in charge of stirring. This pumpkin pie recipe is so easy that it’s a great one to make with the kids. While nothing beats a homemade pie crust, I often find myself short on time, and love pre-made pie crusts! We used mini graham cracker crusts for our pies.
While I love a graham cracker crust, I always want that little bite of traditional crust, which is why we added to these mini pumpkin pies by making pie crust cut-outs shaped like hearts and leaves. These could not be easier – all it takes is some cookie cutters, a rolled out pie crust (I picked mine up in the fridge section), some butter to brush on and a little cinnamon sugar mixture sprinkled on top. Not only is it a super cute decorative topper, but it tastes delicious.
These are fun for anyone, but are extra fun for the kids. If you are looking for Thanksgiving desserts for the kids, these individual pies are a great way to go. I mean who doesn’t love their own little mini pie! Browse around the Kraft website for my Individual Pumpkin Pie recipe as well as other great Thanksgiving recipes!
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Individual Pumpkin Pies
People love having their own individual pies! Particularly when those pies are fragrant with pumpkin pie spice and baked in graham cracker crumb crusts.
Article by Kraft TasteMaker Christi Johnstone. For more recipes and ideas, visit her blog at Love From the Oven.
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