Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies

Healthy Mini Pumpkin PiesI love pumpkin…if you haven’t noticed from my last four recipes (here, here, here and here). I’ve been overdosing on pumpkin, and for good reason: pumpkin is super nutritious, versatile, and of course it’s perfectly in season right now. I made the pies even healthier using natural agave nectar and almond milk.

I like these with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top for a more festive look. And if you don’t have any pumpkin pie spice, simply combine a mixture of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. This recipe is adapted from the blog My Baking Addiction.

Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies (Step-by-Step)

Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies

Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies

Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies

  • 12 miniature tart shells
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, combine agave nectar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, egg, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and almond milk. Mix until well combined.

Line the mini tart shells onto a baking sheet. Fill each mini tart shell with the pumpkin pie filling, about 2-3 teaspoons each. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, until the filling is set and crust is golden brown. Remove the mini pumpkin pies and transfer to a cooling rack. *Note: the filling may puff up during baking but will flatten when out of oven and cooled.

Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: makes 12 mini pies
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8 Responses to “Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies”

  1. Dina October 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    very cute and festive!

    • Barb October 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      Thanks so much, Dina!

  2. Mao Mao Kitty October 26, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I’ve never seen those mini tart shells. Where did you get them and about how much were they? I could see filling something like that with all sorts of stuff!

    • Barb October 28, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      I got mine at Union Market here in Brooklyn but forget how much they cost. I remember they were a bit pricey but I wanted to splurge a bit 🙂 They’re ‘Dufour Mini Tart Shells’.

  3. Shikha @ Shikha la mode November 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I’ve never thought to use agave nectar in pie! Does the pie get too runny because of it?

    • Barb November 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

      Hi Shikha – My pies didn’t turn out runny from the agave nectar but if you’re worried about yours being runny, just lessen the amount by half. Thanks for your comment!

  4. Grace November 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe! Could you use honey instead of agave nectar?

    • Barb November 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Yes! Or even maple syrup will work but adjust to your taste since agave nectar is a bit sweeter 🙂

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