I am not good at taking time to upkeep this awesome blog. However, I am VERY good at making mini pecan pumpkin pies. This, I just discovered last night. I originally saw the recipe while pumping away on the elliptical machine at my local YMCA. Usually, as long as Top Chef isn’t on Bravo, I turn to the Food Network to give me motivation to burn calories. After all, it’s because of food (and too much wine I’m sure) that I have to be at the gym in the first place.
Near the end of this particular jaunt, I caught the beginning of Cooking For Real, Sunny Anderson’s perky show about good, homey food. Usually she doesn’t do much to inspire me, but this time, I was blown away by these tiny, pop-in-your-mouth pies (recipe here). They were made with pecan and pumpkin, the best of both holiday dessert worlds.
So last night for my mini holiday get together, I decided to try these babies out. Since I am not a natural baker, I didn’t have high hopes they would turn out well, but thank goodness I was wrong. Each tiny pie tasted just like a pecan pie, but with a squishy pumpkin kick. Not to sweet, not to rich, and easy to make. These are perfect for any party. And, lucky me, I have enough ingredients to make another batch.