Sunday, November 11, 2007

Kids In The Kitchen - Handprint Pumpkin Pies

Handprint Pumpkin Pies

Need a way to keep the little ones from underfoot while you're slaving in the kitchen on Thanksgiving? Why not get them involved? Little ones can smash the potatoes, pour the ingredients, or even lend a hand with these fun pumpkin pies!

1 15-oz. pkg. refrigerated piecrust
1 16-oz. can packed pumpkin
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees, then begin making the turkey handprint for the pie. Trace your child's handprint on a piece of lightweight cardboard, then cut it out to create a stencil. Place the stencil over one of the circles of pie dough and cut around it, adding turkey feet to the bottom of the hand.

2. Place the cutout on a nonstick baking sheet. Brush with water and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

3. Next, place the remaining circle of pie dough in a 9-inch glass pie pan. Press the crust firmly against the sides and bottom of the pan. Crimp the edges.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until smooth.

5. Pour the mixture into the piecrust and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

6. Place the baked turkey cutout in the center of the pie and allow the pie to cool before serving.
Makes one 9-inch pie.


SavingDiva said...

That pie may be one of the most adorable things I have ever seen! SO CUTE!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Looks cute and nice way to involve the kids too :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog..Stay in touch. Will surely come back to read more :)


This recipe looks me so delicious. Your children can surprise you with these delicious pumpkin pies

Casdok said...

Ive never tried a pumpking pie, but this does sound good!
Will give it ago, thank you!

Tessie said...

I love this idea! I'm so glad you commented. SIX BOYS! I love it!

Sheila said...

What a great idea! One of the items I have to prepare and take to dinner is a pumpkin pie, but I wanted to do something a little different. I may have to give this a try!

QZ~Ba Doozie said...

Wondering how you stumbled upon my blog....

at any rate how I keep the young ones from getting underfoot usually involves duct tape and the hall closet

Kellan said...

That pie is too cute - my kids would love that handprint! Do you have six boys? I need to go back and read your profile - learn about this mom that has six boys!! I have 4 kids, only one boy. Nice to meet you.

slouching mom said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Anna said...

So Cute! I found this just in time...I was looking for a special pie recipe...this is it! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

Janet said...

I love that idea. We already have Thanksgiving up in Canada, but I will have to try it next year.

Tracy said...

so cute, love the pastry turkey!