i totally forgot to post yesterday!!! aaaah!! but i am here now, and i have such a fun thing to post!! mini pumpkin pies!! i made these for carson's 1st grade class. they were a HUGE hit!! i saw kids shoving the whole pie in their mouths. this is no special recipe. it's the one off the label of the pumpkin can!! the crust i used was one i haven't used for any of my pies before, but it will be now!! it is pate brisee (patay brizay) it's an all butter crust. it is so flaky and tasty. i do add more sugar than is called for, that is the only way i'll eat the crust. anyway, i made the pate brisee for a 2 crust pie and rolled it out (the recipe can be found anywhere on the internet). i then used a 3 inch cookie cutter and cut out my circles.
from there, i put the circle of dough into my muffin tin and pressed very gently down. then i poured in my filling. i baked at 450 for 10 minutes then turned it down to 350 and baked for 10 more minutes. so easy!! this made 48 mini pumpkin pies. i did make more of these last night, but a little bit bigger. i used a 4 inch cookie cutter instead and the crust came up to the top of the muffin cup. this way, i made 24 mini pumpkin pies. these are seriously so much fun!!! at our thanksgiving, we'll have about 4 children under 7 and these are a perfect portion!!
i also wanted to mention a few things i am thankful for: my home, husband, children and my friends here in lubbock that we get to spend time with today and every day!! i also am thankful for the canadian geese that fly over our apartments at all times of the day during this time of year!! (seriously, i love them) it is such a wonderful sound and sight!! ( i also love that my kids love them too!!!)
have a very wonderfully fantastic thanksgiving!!! see you later today!!