mini apple pumpkin pies with blueberry swirl

Pumpkin pie has always been one of my favorite autumn treats. The sweet spices mixed with hearty pumpkin flavor make for the perfect filling. This is a quick and tantalizing for the taste buds recipe. It combines my son’s favorite fruit, blueberries, with the fall favorite. And because they’re bite sized, you can pack them for little ones lunches 🙂 Check out my Mini Apple Pumpkin Pies with Blueberry Swirl.

Classic Pumpkin with a twist

Classic Pumpkin with a twist

Bite sized pumpkin pies

Bite sized pumpkin pies

Ingredients:

2 refrigerated pie crusts

1 can pumpkin

1 can evaporated milk

1 cup apple sauce

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 TBS

2 TBS salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 container blueberries

3 TBS water

Directions:

In a small sauce pan combine the blueberries, 2 TBS sugar, and water. Heat over medium-low heat until the blueberries burst and the liquid becomes syrupy. Press into a fine mesh sieve and cool the blueberry syrup.

Blueberries, sugar, and water bring an interesting twist to this classic

Blueberries, sugar, and water bring an interesting twist to this classic

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust and using a small glass press 24 even circles.

Pre-made pie crust makes for easy assembly

Pre-made pie crust makes for easy assembly

A common rocks glass is the perfect size

A common rocks glass is the perfect size

Using two greased muffin tins, place individual circles in each muffin round. Press firmly to sides.

Use two muffin tins

Use two muffin tins

Mix the salt, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a large bowl. Add the eggs and whisk together. Add the pumpkin and evaporated milk. Whisk together. Add in the apple sauce and stir to combine.

Apple adds in an extra seasonal flavor

Apple adds in an extra seasonal flavor

Pour pumpkin mixture into muffin cups until just filled. Drizzle with blueberry syrup and “swirl” with a toothpick.

Swirl with a toothpick for a beautiful design

Swirl with a toothpick for a beautiful design

Bake 30 minutes until filling is set. Let cool completely before serving topped with whipped cream.

Top with fresh whipped cream

Top with fresh whipped cream

These little guys are just the right size for my little guy! The apple adds another layer of fruity flavor that just screams autumn. Save some blueberry drizzle to add on top for the perfect finishing touch!

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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