Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pumpkin Pie for One. Ok, Two.

The other night Monkey said he wanted pumpkin pie. I think I would say this is the first time I noticed he was having a "craving". Of course there have been other times he's asked for things...say, gum (he asks a lot and doesn't like the answer I usually give) or pasta for dinner. But I noticed this was the third time in the past few days he had asked for pumpkin pie. The first time I sort of blew it off as a fluke, the second time I told him we'd buy some soon (maybe lying a just a little) and the third time, I decided why not? Sounds pretty good.

But of course I didn't want to make a whole pie. It was 7pm and Chip was working and Buddha had already gone to bed. I was inspired by this recipe by girl meets life. but tweaked it to my convenience, since after all it was 7pm. Have I mentioned how much I loooove my iPad? It comes in so handy especially when I am using recipes off the web to make something in the kitchen.

You will need:
4 graham crackers
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw)
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
whipped cream if you so desire
2 ramekins - sprayed lightly with Pam on the sides

Preheat the oven to 425*. I used my Cuisinart countertop oven, because it heats up really fast and while its small, it is just big enough for this little pie project.
Monkey is such a good helper in the kitchen
Take your graham crackers - 2 at a time - and put them in a plastic baggie and roll over them with a rolling pin. Or if you are lazy like I am you can break them apart with your fingers and smash them in the ramekin with a spoon. In any case, put two crushed graham crackers at the bottom of each ramekin and cover the bottom.

Combine all the ingredients for the the filling in a small bowl. This is the point where I actually discovered there would be enough for me to make two of these! What a pleasant surprise! Divide among your two ramekins.

Heat in oven at 425* for 10 minutes then reduce oven to 375* for another 8 minutes. Not sure about the timing if you use a regular kitchen oven, so keep an eye on it so it does not burn on the top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Squirt with a dab of whipped cream. I just happened to have this in my refrigerator, otherwise,  I would have gone without. This will satisfy your craving for a while. If not, this is so easy to make, just make it again.

Once I put the whipped cream on, I was not able to move quickly enough to get a photo. This boy wanted his pumpkin pie, and I mean now. Trust me, it looked adorable in the little red star ramekin, and tasted great too.

Incredibly stoked boy


  1. How cute that you made individual pumpkin pies. I need to start doing little things like this for my boy, he would love it!

    1. This son of mine loves to help in the kitchen, particularly with baking. It makes him so happy and its something fun for us to do together. Then we get to enjoy yummy treats! :)

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. Those star dishes are adorable, by the way. :)

    1. Thank you! So easy, I wish I had tried this months ago when pumpkin season began, I would have eaten it all winter! :)


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