Mini Pots of Pumpkin Cream Pie

I love all things “mini.” Especially when it has to do with food. :) So when I saw the idea for little potted pumpkin pies on the beautiful blog inchmark, I immediately wanted to make some of my own. It was perfect timing, because I had a lunch get-together with some girlfriends last week and these mini desserts were a big hit with them! It’s such a fun idea for a delicious fall treat–making little individual mini jars of pie just adds that extra special touch. It’s very easy to put it all together.

Now, I don’t love regular pumpkin pie, but I DO love me some pumpkin cream pie and make it every year for fall and Thanksgiving. So that’s what I put into the little “pots” instead of regular pumpkin pie. It is a simple recipe with delicious results!

To make these, you will need the ingredients for pumpkin cream pie and graham cracker crust (in more detail below), as well as:

  • 12 small mason jars (I used half-pint wide mouth jars found at the grocery store, 1 dozen for about $7.99)

 

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers (I ended up using about 1 1/2 packages of graham crackers and crushed them in my food processor)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter

Mix these together well, then press into the small mason jars with your fingers, and chill in the fridge. I did not cook this crust.

Recipe for Pumpkin Cream Pie:

  • 1 cup pumpkin (pureed)
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding (3.5 oz. size)
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed (such as Cool Whip–or make your own whipping cream)
  • Extra whipped topping for the top of the pies

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together on low speed for 1 minute. Spoon filling into mason jars on top of the graham cracker crust. Top with a layer of whipped topping and chill in the fridge until set, for about 3 hours.

For the finishing touch I created some simple “pumpkin cream pie” labels in photoshop (my favorite font lately is LD Adornment), printed them out and used a 2.5 inch circle punch to cut them out. I used double sided sticky tape to stick the labels onto the flat lid on the jars. I also added a ribbon around the outside of the lid.

I think they look totally adorable and I love the layers of yumminess you can see with the clear glass jars. :) It’s fun to grab a spoon and get all three layers in one bite.

This would be a cute treat to take to neighbors and friends, to your Visiting Teaching ladies, or you could even use them as place settings at a holiday dinner–create name tags to put on the tops of the lids instead of the pie labels. A fun and different way to serve up dessert this fall.

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Comments

  1. Love this idea for a Thanksgiving favor!!

  2. Oh my gosh!!! Brooke- these are THE cutest things I have ever seen! :) Anything pumpkin is my favorite. I am seriously making these to take to some of my neighbors & friends today!

  3. super cute!! i’m not a fan of pumpkin pie either, but these look yummy!!

  4. these are adorable….

  5. SO CUTE COUSIN, YOU”RE KILLIN’ ME :)

  6. Thanks girlies!!! I LOVE THEM TOO! :) So little and cute. And delicioso.

  7. I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing, Now I am going to have to make these!!

  8. I love this! Thank you!

  9. BROOKIE! LOVE THESE! too CUTE FOR wORds!

  10. This is a great dessert and super idea for serving! Found your blog via Made By You Monday and I’m so glad I did. Can’t wait to make these!

    Stop by and say hi when you can. Hope you have a beautiful week!
    Pat

  11. Oh my gosh those are just adorable and look so yummy!

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  13. This is so cute! thanks for sharing your recipe. I like pumpkin cream pie way better than the regular!

  14. so cute! I would love for you to come by Sassy Sites and link this project up to our Jar Projects Party! :)

  15. These are brilliant!!!
    How can you resist those tiny jars!!!!
    =)

  16. Okay so now I have a craving for these tasty treats. Why don’t you live closer to me?
    xoxo

  17. Amanda (Bunn) Waite Says: October 25, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Those are super cute! My husband makes fun of me because I say things just taste better when they’re mini and I’m sure these will too! I’ll for sure find a reason to make these in the next month!

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  19. I did something similar a few years ago for T-day. The recipe used the pumpkin cream pie, but I put them in those little phyllo dough tarts you can find in the freezer section. Just thaw the tart shells, fill them w/ the pie, fridge to set them, then before serving put a dollop of whip cream on them before adorning your serving plate w/ them. My only suggestion is to eat them quickly, because the longer they sit out, the soggier they get. Not a bad suggestion in my book :)

  20. These are absolutely adorable! I will be making them for my neighbor gifts and co workers for Christmas. Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

  21. These are great! I know you said you don’t like pumpkin pie… but do happen to have any experience in freezing pumpkin pie? I wanted to make mini pumpkin pies in these jars, and I just wasn’t sure if I should bake them first, then freeze, of if it would freeze OK prior to baking. Thanks!

    • I’m not sure if it can be frozen. This recipe might be tricky because it uses already thawed Cool Whip, so I don’t know if freezing it again would maintain the taste and texture.

  22. Do you know if Sweet Potatoes can be used instead of the Pumpkin? These are so cute and I would love to make these for our Thanksgiving dinner. I think these would be great.

    • I haven’t ever tried it with sweet potatoes but I love them. :) I’m sure it would be great to put the sweet potatoes in the jars with marshmallow and brown sugar on top! Let me know if you end up making it! :)

  23. Oh my gosh could these be any cuter? I don’t think so!!! I love to give and get edible gifts, thanks for the great new idea!!

  24. These are super cute. Can you make these ahead of time and freeze them by any chance?

  25. absolutely brilliant! can’t wait to make them!

  26. I love these! We will be heading out of town this Thanksgiving and due to work, my husband won’t be able to join us until the day after. This will be the perfect little surprise for me to leave for him to enjoy! Thanks!

  27. I made these for a Halloween play date today for all the Mommies to take home…they were a big hit and sooo good! Thanks for the great idea!!

  28. Might be a stupid question, nut do these have to stay refridgerated?

  29. These would be great on a picnic!

  30. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I just discovered your comment, and I am sorry I have not stopped by sooner! Your little mini desserts are great!! I giggled when I saw that you don’t like pumpkin pie…I thought I was the only person who doesn’t like pumpkin pie either! Anyway, I love single serving desserts. These would make wonderful treats for all sorts of nice people!

  31. Totally adorable and just as delicious, I’m sure!

  32. This is awesome! What a darling gift these would make. I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial. We will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com

  33. I am totally in love with these! Like you mentioned – all things mini are awesome. Giving some serious thought to taking some of these to girlfriends at work or to my Mission Crafts Ministry meeting next Monday. Thank you so much for sharing!

  34. Amy McKillip Says: November 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    OMG I just made these and they’re AMAZINGLY TASTY! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Even my husband loved them and he’s not a pumpkin fan.

  35. Julie Ross Says: November 12, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I made these and they were delicious and enjoyed by all…even those who do not like pumpkin pie! :)

  36. I really think this is such a fun easy idea. I’m all about easy. I think I will post it to my blog tomorrow. Great idea.

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  38. Ohhh how embarassing. I typed Oreos — I totally meant pumpkin pie!! I’ve got a billion things on my brain! {seriously my face is red!} Talk soon!

  39. Yum! Just shared on my blog! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

    Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

  40. Yummy Yummy in my Tummy!!! I can’t wait to try these. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  41. Krystal Hernandez Says: November 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Hmmm. Mine came out just a tad soupy. Hoping they’ll harden up in the fridge!!!!!

  42. Loved this! I made it for Young Women’s mother daughter night and it was a huge hit! Thank you very much.

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  45. these look great! I am making them today but I am going to use cheesecake flavored pudding. I am going to test a few to see how they do in the freezer. I am a huge fan of pies in mason jars!

  46. I wanna make these as favors for my girls b-day party next weekend. it says chill for 3 hrs, but it seems they prob need to stay in fridge until served as well. So my question is how long do they last. I havent worked with pumpkin much, so this might be a ridiculou question but I need to know. :) THanks Ashley

    • Hmmmm, I bet they’d at least last overnight. It’s the whipped cream on top that may go soggy after too long but I think you’d be fine making them the day before. Hope that helps!! Good luck!!

  47. We’re making this tonight for our Mia Maid activity (so cute!)… is it possible to print the recipe in a format I can hand out to our YW?

  48. I think I will try these and use gingersnaps for the crust instead of graham crackers. They look yummy!

  49. Could I mail this out to family members without it spoiling or getting ruined ??

  50. Cakes in glasses are genius and this pie looks amazing!!!

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  52. These would be great in a muffin tin with the foil papers and keep a pot luck neat and clean with little expense! At least I hope it would work! ;o)

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  55. Oh man…these sound so yummy! And they’re totally cute, too. :)
    Kelly

  56. Thanks SO MUCH for this post. I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and they did an early Thanksgiving lunch this week. All of the typical dishes were already spoken for, so these were a GREAT addition. The guys could eat them at their desk later, or they could take them home. They LOVED them. I can’t wait to make a typical pie with this recipe for Thanksgiving. YUM!!!

  57. LUV, LUV, LUV them . . . can’t wait to try them! Any chance of your sharing the file for the labels? :}

  58. Jennifer Clark Says: November 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Cute !!!!

    – Jennifer Clark

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  60. Grace kaczorowski Says: November 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Can this receipe be used in the mini graham cracker crusts?

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  62. The yummy pumpkin pie in a Mason jar looks great! I would like to know if this recipe could be made into a pie, and if so, what size pie plate? Thanks! I found this on my Facebook page.

  63. Hi,
    I’m actually in the process of making these and noticed something that is confusing me…
    In the picture of ingredients there’s “whipping cream”. But in the list it does not list “whipping cream”, it only lists “whipping topping aka cool whip”.
    Please help!!!

    I’m literally in the middle of making them!

    • You can use either Cool Whip or whipped whip cream in the filling. Mix 1 cup in the pumpkin mixture. And top with Cool Whip or whip cream (your preference).

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