What’s better than pumpkin pie? An entire pumpkin pie in ONE bite! And what’s better than a bite-size pumpkin pie? A baby shower – of course! Being scattered across the country can’t stop us food bloggers from throwing an amazing party, so today I’ve joined forces with a group of incredible friends to throw a virtual baby shower for the adorable and talented Jen from My Kitchen Addiction .
I’ve always admired Jen’s passion and approach to both food and blogging, so I was really excited to meet her face-to-face this Summer. And after spending a couple of days with her, I can attest to the fact that she’s even more awesome in real life! Can ya tell I kinda dig her?
Jen and her husband Darron are expecting a baby girl this Fall and as you may have noticed, our little food blogging community couldn’t be happier for them.
Jen’s having an Autumn baby, and you guys all know that my FAVORITE season of the year is Autumn. If it’s pumpkin and spice and everything nice, I’m in. What better to welcome a mini-Jen than my favorite kind of pie in mini form?
Not long ago I posted a last blast for Summer – Mini Lemon Meringue Pies  using these same mini shortbread pie crusts. I swear, I think it caused a rush on them at my local grocery store (lookin’ at you, Lori!).
Pumpkin Pie in these little guys is no less awesome. Brian had to hold me back from popping them into my mouth repeatedly (what can I say, I was trying to dull my senses with pumpkin goodness while the first football game of the season droned on in my living room).
Serve them at a party for a unique appetizer or dessert. I say appetizer because, a) pumpkin is a squash, which I tend to consider a vegetable and b) if having a baby isn’t an excuse to eat treats whenever you’d like, then what hope is there for humanity?
Jen, Darron, YellowDog – we couldn’t be more happy for you to welcome this baby girl into our big ol’ family. I can’t wait to meet her!
September 20th, 2012
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Yield: 48 mini pies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
48 1.75-inch premade miniature tart shells 
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin pie spice 
1 large egg
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 5-ounce can evaporated milk (this is the small can)
whipped cream or Cool Whip, optional garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl with an electric hand mixer, combine sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice, egg, pumpkin, vanilla,and evaporated milk. Beat until well combined and smooth.
3. Line mini tart shells on prepared baking sheet. Using a small cookie scoop  (2 teaspoons), fill each mini tart shell with pumpkin pie filling
4. Carefully transfer pan to preheated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until shells are golden and the filling appears to be set. Carefully remove mini pumpkin pies to a cooling rack.
5. If desired, top with freshly whipped cream or Cool Whip.
- I purchased my tart shells from my local market for $5.99, so definitely check a store near you before purchasing from Amazon as the price seems a bit high.
- Different brands of mini tart shells will vary. Pay close attention to the shell color during the baking process. I found mine were perfectly golden after 15 minutes.
Bluebonnets & Brownies | Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip 
Sugarcrafter | Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream 
Simple Bites | English Eccles Cakes 
Stetted | Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip 
Food for my Family | Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream 
eat. live. travel. write. | Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartlettes 
Gimme Some Oven | Creamy Caramel Apple Dippers 
Dessert For Two | Caramel Apple Cookie Cups 
Bake at 350 | Soft Sugar Cookies for a Baby Shower 
A Thought For Food | Fingerling Potato Salad 
TidyMom | Apple Pomegranate Spritzers 
i am baker | Advice to a New Mommy 
Healthy Green Kitchen | Guacamole with Pistachios 
Tracey’s Culinary Adventures | Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread 
What Megan’s Making | Apple Spice Muffins 
Cookin’ Canuck | Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear & Hazelnut Salad 
Bellalimento | Frozen Berry Shortcake 
Shugary Sweets | Caramel Apple Truffles 
GoodLife Eats | Coconut Lemon Banana Bread 
- The Amazon links within this post are derived from an affiliate program. My Baking Addiction receives a small commission on products that are purchased through these links.
URLs in this post:
 My Kitchen Addiction: http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com/
 Not long ago I posted a last blast for Summer – Mini Lemon Meringue Pies: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/MiniPumpkinPies2.jpg
 premade miniature tart shells: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052SJIKI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0052SJIKI&linkCode=as2&tag=mybakadd02-20
 homemade pumpkin pie spice: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/pumpkin-pie-spice-recipe/
 small cookie scoop: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000CCY1E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0000CCY1E&linkCode=as2&tag=mybakadd02-20
 Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip: http://www.bluebonnetsandbrownies.com/2012/09/20/virtual-baby-shower-raspberry-lemon-fruit-dip
 Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream: http://sugarcrafter.net/2012/09/20/sweet-potato-cake-with-honey-buttercream-and-a-baby-shower-for-jen
 English Eccles Cakes: http://www.simplebites.net/english-eccles-cakes-recipe/
 Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip: http://www.stetted.com/index.php/2012/09/20/roasted-red-pepper-dip/
 Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream: http://foodformyfamily.com/recipes/homemade-pear-italian-sodas-syrup
 Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartlettes: http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/09/les-petits-chefs-make-tomato-and-goat-cheese-tartelettes
 Creamy Caramel Apple Dippers: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/creamy-caramel-apple-dippers
 Caramel Apple Cookie Cups: http://www.dessertfortwo.com/2012/09/caramel-apple-cookie-cups/
 Soft Sugar Cookies for a Baby Shower: http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2012/09/soft-sugar-cookies.html
 Fingerling Potato Salad: http://www.athoughtforfood.net/fingerling-potato-salad
 Apple Pomegranate Spritzers: http://tidymom.net/2012/apple-pomegranate-spritzers/
 Advice to a New Mommy: http://iambaker.net/?p=39462
 Guacamole with Pistachios: http://www.healthygreenkitchen.com/guacamole-with-pistachios.html
 Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread: http://traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com/2012/09/caramelized-onion-gruyere-and-bacon.html
 Apple Spice Muffins: http://www.whatmegansmaking.com/2012/09/apple-spice-muffins.html
 Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear & Hazelnut Salad: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2012/09/gorgonzola-cheese-cups-with-pear-hazelnut-green-salad-recipe/
 Frozen Berry Shortcake: http://wp.me/ppVJB-3i9
 Caramel Apple Truffles: http://www.shugarysweets/2012/09/caramel-apple-truffles.html
 Coconut Lemon Banana Bread: http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2012/09/coconut-lemon-banana-bread.html