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Make it small. I like small sized food. Small cookies = more cookies. Small cupcakes = more cupcakes.
Small pies = more pies!!!
And you have a whole pie to yourself… I think that’s great. Plus it’s no bake, so these pies are not only really cute, but also fast and easy to make. Could you ask for anything more?
Oh, and by the way… I think pumpkins are the only reason why fall has a right to exist at all. (You have to know that I don’t really like any season but summer. And yes, I know, I live in a very bad spot concerning my weather preference…).
Come on, they are cute!
The filling is rather a pumpkin pudding, or a pumpkin cream. But it’s one of the most delicious thing I had lately. If you add some corn starch, you could even use this cream as a filling for baked pumpkin pie.
For the crust: It’s raw crust, made from dried fruit, nuts and oats. You could actually use any kind of nut and dried fruits like dates, figs, apricots… I just used what I happened to have in the house. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand!
Mini Pumpkin Pies
- 100g (1/2 cup) raisins
- 80g (1/2 cup) almonds
- 50g (1/2 cup) rolled oats
- 200g (one can) pumpkin puree
- 3-4 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 175g (6 oz or half a package) silken firm tofu
- additional sweetener to taste
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger and cardamon
- dash of salt, nutmeg and cloves
For the crust, combine the raisins, almonds rolled outs and a dash of cinnamon in your food processor (or vita-mix like blender). Press the dough into silicon muffin pans are into tartlet pans. It should look like this:
For the filling, mix pumpkin puree, tofu, maple syrup and spices in your food processor or blender (I used homemade pumpkin puree, but it won’t make a big difference). Taste test and add more sweetener, if you like.
Fill the pumpkin cream into the crust and you’re ready to enjoy miniature pumpkin pies!
Trick or treat…
Great, “This is Halloween” is stuck in my head right now! I guess I will have to watch the movie some time soon… eating mini pumpkin pies and thinking of other Halloween food.
Do you go to a Halloween Party and will you dress up?