Only four weeks left of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats link-up, hosted by Meal Planning Magic! Have you checked out the group Pinterest board?
Somehow, pies seem to have cornered the market on holiday desserts. My high school didn’t have a holiday cake sale fundraiser, or even a holiday dessert sale fundraiser. They had a holiday pie sale. I’m not knocking pies. I love a good pie. They’re pretty easy to transport to a family dinner.
But at a large party or holiday buffet, nobody wants to be the first one to cut into a pie. That problem is easily solved with miniature pies. Easy-to-eat, no-fuss bites of pumpkin pie!
I chose a maple-flavored pumpkin pie, because I’ve always wanted to try the flavor combination. I took traditional pumpkin pie recipe from the culinary school that I attended and put a new twist on it with some maple flavor. The end result was a tender, flaky crust filled with creamy, sweet, subtly-maple-flavored pumpkin custard filling. The only thing I’d do differently next time is top it with a dollop of whipped cream!