Mini Pumpkin Pies

Have you ever had a craving for pie but you don’t want to make or buy an entire pie? It’s no secret that I love individually sized desserts, so when I saw the idea for mini pumpkin pies in a magazine, I jumped on board. The recipe was geared towards eating healthy, so they skipped the crust completely and just put pumpkin pie in a ramekin and baked it for a few minutes. That was a bit boring for me, so I made a simple graham cracker crust to add a bit of texture and saltiness to this easy dessert.

This is seriously easy, and you can use any crust or pie recipe you like. For a really easy dessert, just use a can of pumpkin pie mix and you have dessert in under 30 minutes. These are so cute and fun that you’re bound to impress someone (if you don’t eat them all yourself!).

I want to go around miniaturizing everything now – what’s your favorite dessert? Let’s make it in a ramekin!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Yields 4 small ramekin pies

  • 1/4 C toasted walnuts, divided
  • 3 large graham crackers
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin pie mix (or your favorite pumpkin pie recipe)

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Place 1/8 cup of toasted walnuts and graham crackers into a food processor. Pulse till finely ground and place in a small bowl. Mix in butter and salt with your fingers. Press 1/4 of mixture into the bottom of 4 ramekins. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Place 1/4 of pumpkin pie mix into each ramekin and bake for 15 minutes or until it’s no longer jiggly. Garnish with remaining walnuts.

8 Comments on Mini Pumpkin Pies

  1. Lisa
    November 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

    I love the idea of the graham cracker crust in these and they look really cute in those little ramekins too.

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  2. Meghan Smith
    November 3, 2010 at 3:11 pm (5 years ago)

    These look SO good! I recently did something similar with ginger cookies and a can of pumpkin. Mini desserts are my favorite :-)

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  3. Belinda @zomppa
    November 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm (5 years ago)

    These are too adorable! What a great way to fancy the dinner table.

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  4. Evan @swEEts
    November 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I love individual desserts.. especially since I’m normally just baking for 2. Great way to use up the extra pumpkin pie filling I have too :)

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  5. Julie Cross
    November 6, 2010 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

    We’re making 200 tiny pumpkin pies today for the Local for the Holidays event in Central Park. Super simple – roll the crust out extra thin, cut out rounds with a cookie cutter and pop them into a mini muffin pan. Dock & bake for 4 minutes, then fill with your reg pumpkin pie filling. Twenty minutes in the oven and you have a plate of adorable!

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  6. Rachel
    November 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm (5 years ago)

    Yum! These are adorable and look oh so scrumption! Such a fabulous idea – especially for the holidays. These would be perfect to serve at a dinner party where you didn’t want to have to deal with slicing pie!

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  7. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox
    November 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm (5 years ago)

    I love portion controlled quick desserts. Just perfect when baking for two! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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