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Mini Pumpkin Pies That Kids Can Make

Nov 23, 2016

Mmmm... pumpkin pie! While Thanksgiving might be over here in Canada, our friends south of the border are just gearing up for their Thanksgiving weekend and when it comes to pie — is there such a thing as not a good time? Pumpkin pie is the perfect fall treat and this version is not only super simple, but it’s made with Greek yogurt and sweetened with pure maple syrup, so it’s more nutritious than the usual stuff too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of pure pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (we use full fat)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 12 pre-made frozen tart shells (or you can make your own if you prefer)
  • freshly whipped cream (if desired)
  • large liquid measuring cup or bowl with a pouring spout
  • whisk
  • baking sheet

A white tabletop with a bowl of pumpkin puree, a bowl of yogurt, a bowl of maple syrup, an egg, a container of pumpkin pie spice, a stack of tart shells

Alright, let’s get started, shall we? First off, invite your little chef to dump all of the ingredients into her large liquid measuring cup or spouted bowl.


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A little girl in a traditional chef hat and smock mixing all the ingredients together in a measuring cup

Next, ask her to whisk everything up until the mixture is smooth and the ingredients are completely incorporated.

A little girl's hand holding a whisk to mix everything in the measuring cup together

Carefully pour the mixture into the mini pie shells until they’re nice and full.

A little girl dressed in a traditional chef outfit carefully pours the mixed ingredients into one of the tart shells


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Then place them on a baking sheet and into a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

A baking tray with several mini pumpkin pies on it that are ready to go in the oven

When the baking time is up, the mini pumpkin pies should be golden and no longer jiggly.

Several mini pumpkin pies on a serving tray, ready to eat

Allow them to cool and then top with a little freshly whipped cream and serve! Enjoy.

A child's hands holding one mini pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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