I made this pie for the first time last year and it was the belle of the ball. Even my grandmother who is the greatest baker I know was stumped at what this pie was made of. Needless to say, it had her in a trance…a pumpkin pie trance.
And as my husband says, ‘It’s the perfect combination of textures. My favorite pie you’ve made thus far.’
Also, the great thing about this pie is that it can easily be made in one big pie too, if you’d prefer that over miniature pies.
Miniature Gingersnap Pumpkin Pies
adapted from Chocolate & Carrots
- Non-Stick Four Cup Pie Pan
Ingredients (Pie Crust)
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts
- 6 ounces gingersnaps
- 1 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
How-To (Pie Crust)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spray your miniature pie pan with a cooking spray.
- Cut the pie crusts in half and push into the pie pan. Cut away excess dough, as necessary.
- In a blender or food processor, blend the gingersnaps and pecans until it resembles sand.
- Add in the powdered sugar and give it a quick pulse.
- Add in the butter and pulse until blended.
- Divide the gingersnap mixture into fourths.
- Evenly push each fourth of the gingersnap mixture into the pie pan on top of the pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a cooling rack.
Ingredients (Pecan Streusel)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
How-To (Pecan Streusel)
- Combine all ingredients and set aside.
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 15 ounces of pumpkin purée (or canned pumpkin)
- 14 ounce can of low-fat or fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- In the bowl, beat the eggs with your hand mixer (or stand mixer) for about 10 seconds.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the pie filling into the crusts.
- Bake on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.
- Remove and sprinkle the Pecan Streusel around the edges.
- Bake for another 35-40 minutes, until they don’t jiggle anymore.
- Let cool for about an hour.
- This recipe can be made into one large pie instead of 4 individual pies. Everything is the same except for the baking times. See this recipe.