Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mini Pumpkin Pies...Made in mason jar lids!

Why is it everything in miniature form tastes better?


When I saw these Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Pies on one of my favorite blogs, Mason Jar Love, I knew I had to try them!

I made some minor alterations, choosing to make my own pie crust and using real pumpkin filling for the pies.

The premise was simple enough, using a glass to make circles of dough, and pressing them into mason jar lids, so that the lids work like a spring form pan.

 
 

Half way through baking, I pressed a dough cut out of my autumn shapes, and baked another 20 minutes.


The pies popped right out of the lids, and held together nicely.


The flavor was ridiculous on these hand held beauties, and I have no doubt these would be the hit of any Thanksgiving affair.

My only complaint was that it took a long time to create them, for the few bites they provide. I ended up making additional dough and making a large pie out of the remaining filling, and made a leaf wreath to highlight the fall bounty of the pie.


Hope this inspires you to think beyond the mason jar...and eat more pumpkin while you still can!
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