These individually-sized pies are the perfect addition to your holiday spread. They’re made with easy press-in crusts or prepared pie dough so assembly is a cinch. 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).
Ginger-Pumpkin Mini Pies With Speculoos Crust and Whipped Cream
So long graham-cracker crust; we’ve met another cookie. These spicy sweet pies use Speculoos cookies a base instead of the usual pate brisee or other cookie crust. It didn’t take much convincing but we’re converted.
Get the recipe: Ginger-Pumpkin Mini Pies With Speculoos Crust and Whipped Cream
Butterscotch-Apple Mini Pies
You’ll be making this genius caramel for more than these little pies. We mixed butterscotch chips and heavy cream for the easiest creamiest caramel sauce. It’s great for creating that gooey apple center but also good over ice cream.
Get the recipe: Butterscotch-Apple Mini Pies
Cranberry Plum Mini Pies With Crumble Topping
Sweet and tart, just like us, these crumb-topped sweets are all dressed up in red for the merry season. Pack them up as favors for your next holiday party.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Plum Mini Pies With Crumble Topping
Lime Curd Mini Pies With Toasted-Marshmallow Coconut Cream
We swapped traditional meringue for a jar of marshmallow fluff in these tropical-flavored pies. The toasted coconut flakes are awfully pretty but you could use toasted sweetened coconut in its place. For the easiest garnish, simply zest a lime over top just before serving.
Get the recipe: Lime Curd Mini Pies With Toasted-Marshmallow Coconut Cream
Pear-Blueberry Mini Pies With Lattice Crust
Don’t be intimidated by the charming lattice work on top of these mini pies. All you have to do is work in sections: Lay 3 strips across the pies in one direction and fold back on either side to weave the remaining strips over and under. The good news is you’ve got 12 tries to get it just right (and they taste great no matter what).
Get the recipe: Pear-Blueberry Mini Pies With Lattice Crust