It’s the season for PIE! Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite and I look forward to it every fall! So this year, we’ve altered our favorite recipe just a bit and made these adorable mini toasted marshmallow pumpkin pies to celebrate Thanksgiving! Most people like whipped cream on their pumpkin pie, but we favor topping it with homemade marshmallow fluff! It’s not overly sweet and gives the pie a yummy toasted flavor that we can’t get enough of!! I used this mini pie pan to make the adorable pumpkin pies and I also changed the crust up and went with a classic pie crust recipe instead of a graham cracker crust. If you want to make 8 pies you have to double the classic pie crust recipe. Enjoy!!
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Filling (makes 8 mini pies!)
1 can Libbys pumpkin
4 oz cream cheese, room temp. and completely soft
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
Whip the room temperature cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add in the eggs and continue to beat on high, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Continue to beat with the sugar and then add in the pumpkin and the spices. Mix until combines.
Pour in the evaporated milk and butter and continue to mix.
Pour the pie filling into a prepared mini pie pan and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn the oven to 350 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes until the center is cooked. Let it cool before adding the layer of marshmallow.
Marshmallow Fluff Recipe
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In an electric mixer with whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar together until light and frothy.
Slowly add in the two tablespoons sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
In a small saucepan, combine 1/3 cup water, corn syrup and remaining 2/3 cups sugar. Place over medium heat and cook until boiling. Cook and stir until mixture has been boiling for about 6 minutes or until it reaches 242 to 248 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the syrup mixture to the egg whites. Increase mixture speed to high and continue beating for 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla and beat for another minute until mixture looks like marshmallow cream.
Add the fluff into a piping bag with a large star tip and pipe onto the pies! Using a torch or broiler, toast the top of the marshmallow until golden brown.