Sunday, November 11, 2007

Kids In The Kitchen - Handprint Pies

Handprint Pumpkin Pies

Need a way to keep the little ones from underfoot while you're slaving in the kitchen on Thanksgiving? Why not get them involved? Little ones can smash the potatoes, pour the ingredients, or even lend a hand with these fun pumpkin pies!


1 15-oz. pkg. refrigerated piecrust

1 16-oz. can packed pumpkin

1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk

2 eggs

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees, then begin making the turkey handprint for the pie. Trace your child's handprint on a piece of lightweight cardboard, then cut it out to create a stencil. Place the stencil over one of the circles of pie dough and cut around it, adding turkey feet to the bottom of the hand.

2. Place the cutout on a nonstick baking sheet. Brush with water and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.

3. Next, place the remaining circle of pie dough in a 9-inch glass pie pan. Press the crust firmly against the sides and bottom of the pan. Crimp the edges.

4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until smooth.

5. Pour the mixture into the piecrust and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

6. Place the baked turkey cutout in the center of the pie and allow the pie to cool before serving.

Makes one 9-inch pie.


Melanie said...

That is just adorable. What a fabulous idea!!

Regina said...

That looks great and fun! Don't know if I have the patience to do it though (not really into baking!) but it does look cute!

Yoga Gal said...

Great idea for a pie!

Jamie Dawn said...

What a terrific idea for a memorable holiday pie!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Biddie said...

That is soo cute! Almost too cute to eat. I'll have to remember that for next time.

KB said...

Did someone mention pie? Yummy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hey Teach! said...

What a great idea! Thanks for visiting Hey Teach! blog.

Tink said...

OK. That's pretty dang cool.

Sophia said...

That's a great idea!

kate said...

Thanks for posting a recipe for pumpkin pie and for the tips on kids helping out in the kitchen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for visiting my blog as well & for your lovely comment. Peace, JP/deb

Sarah said...

Oh, I LOVE that turkey cutout! Could you do that with sugar cookies, too?

Anonymous said...

How cute! I think that I am going to do with this is kiddios!

Nikki said...

This is such a cute idea. My kids would love this!