Mini Halloween Pumpkin Pies
Hey there everyone! I’m super excited about today’s post. I did a little experimenting in the kitchen and I ended up with some pretty cute Mini Halloween Pumpkin Pies!
I wanted some apple pie pockets in a pumpkin shape but was stumped on how to make them more colorful. I thought if I had colored sugar then I could make the pumpkins really POP! So that’s what I did. I added a few drops of food color to some sugar and presto- my experiment worked! I even made some green sugar for the stems. I love the finished look and they taste as good as they look! 😉
These pumpkin pies are not only easy for adults to make, kids can too! Imagine all the fun faces you could create? My husbands favorite pumpkin face was the one with a jagged mouth.
My personal favorite was the pumpkin with the toothy grin. I think he looks a little dorky, kinda like me! 😉
I think these Pumpkin Pies would be great for an after school snack this fall or even a Halloween party. So if you’re like me and already have the fall holidays on your mind be sure to scroll down after the recipe for more Halloween fun!
Mini Halloween Pumpkin Pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes about 5 mini pies (depends on the size of your cookie cutter)
- yellow, red and green food coloring
- pie crust dough
- can of apple pie filling
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- cooking spray
- 1/2 Tablespoon water
Directions for Colored Sugar:
Place 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar in a plastic bag. For orange color: add 3 drops of yellow and 1 drop of red food coloring into the bag. Seal. Knead gently until color is evenly distributed. Spread in a thin layer on a plate and break up any clumps. Allow to dry thoroughly, about 15-20 minutes.
Directions for Pies:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Open your pie filling and pour into a medium bowl. Gently dice the apple slices and add cinnamon. Mix well.
Roll your dough open. Use your cookie cutter to cut out your pumpkins. Each pumpkin will need a front and back. Set the back pumpkin pieces on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup of pie filling in the center of the pumpkin. Set aside.
With remaining pumpkin cutouts, use a sharp knife to gently cut out pumpkin faces.
Moisten pastry edges with water. Place remaining cutouts over filling. Press edges together with a fork to seal the pie closed. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets to wire racks. Allow to cool.
These are about the cutest things I’ve ever seen…happy little yummies! xo Thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday!
Oh, how cute/scary! Perfect little bites. Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
Visiting from the Pin Me Linky Party at Diana Rambles. These pies are the cutest! I am pinning them so I can make them with my daughters later. Thanks for sharing!
What a cute and easy dessert idea that is great for the kids 🙂
Oh yum! This looks so cute! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
These are adorable. I would love to have your recipe, these would be great for Halloween treats. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best Linkup.
Wow, what a great idea and your pumpkin pies are so cute!
These are the cutest little pies ever!! Love them!
Thank you! 🙂
These are too cute!! Happy fall 🙂
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Well if those are just the cutest thing! I am sure they would be popular with the ghosts and goblins too!
These are so fun! The kids will love it!
Yumm. These are such a cute idea.
I love these, so cute! I’ll have to try them out for my kids closer to Halloween. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party.
Those are almost too cute to eat! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you link up with next week!
These mini pumpkin jack o lantern pies are adorable! Thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty this week!
I love these! So cute and equally delicious. Pinned and sharing. Cheers!
Your pumpkin cookies are adorable. Love the colored sugar. I am pinning this and making them for a Halloween party.
How fun & yummy! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. See you again soon. Shared.