Last Friday, I pulled out one Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheet to defrost for apple turnovers. But, by the time I was done making the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins, I realized I had over a cup of pumpkin puree left. So, I decided to use the sheet for a mini-pie instead. There wasn't enough filling to fill a normal pie, but a 6-7 inch pie was perfect. My only mistake was not greasing the bottom of the pan before cooking because the crust stuck pretty well to the glass. Perhaps had I used a foil pan, it would have gone better, too.
I didn't have much time and had no idea where to find a good pumpkin pie recipe quickly. So, I used the ingredients in the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe and threw in a handful of oatmeal for texture. Then, I prayed that it wouldn't be a botch. Yes, God does even answer prayers in the kitchen because the pie turned out exactly how I imagined it (minus the crust sticking to the bottom.)
Cost to Make Pumpkin Pie
- $1.02 Pumpkin Puree (Freshfields Farm)
- Free Oats (Mom bought the wrong ones and gave them to us.)
- Free Vanilla (Gift)
- $0.16 Cinnamon (Publix)
- $0.14 Brown Sugar (Costco)
- $1.50 Puff Pastry (Pepperidge Farm Thrift Store)
- $2.82 Total for 6 slices
Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (homemade instructions here.)
- 1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheet, defrosted (They come two to a box.)
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1 t Vanilla Flavoring
- 2 t Cinnamon
- 2 cups brown sugar
Grease 6-7 inch pie plate. Open puff pastry sheet flat and lay inside plate. Shape crust and cut off corners as you wish. In bowl, mix remainder of ingredients together and pour into the pie plate.
Bake on center rack according to Puff Pastry package directions (400 degrees about 12 minutes) until top of crust is golden brown. You may need to cover the top of the pie once it is cooked with aluminum foil to keep it from burning while the bottom of the crust cooks. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.