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Bento Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Tarts


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Pumpkin all the way through!Pumpkin pie is good. Mini-sized servings that fit in a bento box are good. You can see where this is heading, can't you?

What you'll need:

  • Pumpkin pie filling
  • Something to make the crusts

Wow, that's vague. You can buy pumpkin pie filling mix in the store. Mine required only that I add condensed milk and eggs, then mix it up. As for the shells, you can buy pie crust mix in a box, or make your own from scratch, and then carefully roll the dough out and fit it into the cups of a muffin pan as I did for meat pies. Or, since pumpkin pies don't have top crusts you can be lazy (like me) and use little pastry shells from the frozen food section.

The label from the can of pie filling will more than likely have instructions on how to bake pies. Use the version for shallow pies, cutting off maybe 5 minutes of baking time. For the record, I baked mine for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduced the temperature to 350 for another 35 minutes.