Now that fall has finally arrived I get excited about sharing this beautiful season of bounty and all of the autumn season foods. Pumpkin Pie is one of my favorite desserts! I love the smell of it baking on a cool autumn day and of always enjoy the spicy flavor it has. What is better then Pumpkin Spice!
I have created these sweet Fall Favor Gift Tags that are ready to hang on your favorite dessert or favor bag to share your goodies with your family and friends. They are cut by hand and have twine strings for easy attachment. These can be purchased in the shop...check them out when you get a chance and the other seasonal tags.
I am sharing one of my favorite pumpkin pie recipes below. These sweet little tarts are easy to make and they don't take long to disappear! Yummy and just the right size!
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
2/3 Cups Shortening (I prefer Crisco)
2 Tsp Sugar
5-6 Tbsp. Ice Water
Cut shortening, salt, sugar and flour together in medium size bowl. Add water and work to form soft dough. Divide this dough into 12 equal balls to roll and place inside of 12 small tart pie pans. Cut excess dough around the edges of the tart pans.
1 1/2 Cups of Pumpkin (approx 2 cans of pumpkin) Make sure you measure.
2 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Can Evaporated Milk (and add enough regular milk to make a total of 2 cups)
Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Mix pumpkin, spice, sugar and salt into the beaten eggs. Add milk and mix together well. Fill each tart pie about 1/2 way full...if you have some left you can add a little more to each one. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees then reduce to 325 degrees and bake until firm. Approximately 50 minutes. Insert a knife into the center of the pie and if done the knife will come out clean. When cooled you can add whipped topping to make them even better!
NOTE: I like to bake my pies on an T-Fal AirBake cookie sheet. ( I am not affiliated with T-Fal Brand) It tends to get the pie cooked more evenly and the cookie sheet doesn't pop up while baking.