8 Mini Pie Recipes That Are Perfect for Smaller Celebrations
Needless to say, Thanksgiving this year (and the whole holiday season) is going to look a little different than it has in the past. As we consider all the safe ways we can still celebrate—bringing the party outdoors, hosting virtual dinner parties, buying a turkey online to avoid grocery store crowds—there's one clear and obvious answer: Keep your festivities intimate. Thanks to travel restrictions and smart safety precautions, turkey day guests lists are going to be trimmed down this year, and your holiday menu should follow suit. We're all in favor of leftovers, but who needs the stress of cooking a massive bird if it's just going to be you and the kids?
The good news is that eating turkey and mashed potatoes with loved ones isn't canceled, and same goes for the grand finale: dessert. These individually-sized pies are the perfect addition to your holiday spread this year. They're made with easy press-in crusts or prepared pie dough, so assembly is a cinch. Everyone gets their own, so there's no need to fuss over slicing the perfect piece—or adding yet another 'high touch point' to your tablescape. All you'll need to consider is whether to serve whipped cream or ice cream alongside (but we think it's OK to have both).