Monday, October 31, 2011

{mini pumpkin pies + halloween photos}

My love of regular desserts taken into mini bite size form continues with this recipe from Bakerella for mini pumpkin pies.  This recipe is seriously foolproof; the pie dough is the ready made kind you can find at any grocery store and the filling has only a handful of ingredients.  Topped with some whipped cream and this is the perfect dessert for any get together from now until Thanksgiving!

Besides this weekend being filled with a lot of baking, we also went to two Halloween parties.   On Saturday night we co-hosted our annual pumpkin carving contest/party at our friend's place in Venice.  

 {halloween themed confetti system, see a tutorial here}

 {mini pumpkin pies making an appearance alongside sangria & red velvet whoopie pies}

 {our entry into the pumpkin carving contest}

{my airplane costume from the Toddlers's dept at Target & party host, Terra, as a Cheeto}

Sunday night we were invited to a Halloween potluck which I contributed the mini pumpkin pies, but this time I topped them with whipped cream.  The whipped cream is a great addition, but you really can't put it on until right before you want to serve the pies; otherwise it melts. 

 {my "Miss Universe" costume with Heather, the host of the potluck}

Happy Halloween!


  1. you are to cute!! love the costumes...and all the little details are adorable!

  2. Um that is the cutest costume ever. Yay for target and yay for trader joes canned pumpkin being WAAAY cheaper than the brand stuff at the grocery store. I will try and make these for thanksgiving entertaining. :)

  3. Can I please eat those mini pies now?! They look amazing. I think I'm going to use your inspiration for a dessert I have to bring to an upcoming dinner party :) Love, love, love.