Spiced Pumpkin Tarts
There is something delicious about a family in pajamas baking seasonal dishes together early in the morning or late in the evening.
Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:
Puree of Pumpkin or 1 can Organic Pumpkin (no sugar or anything else added.) You can also use squash, sweet potato, carrots, berries, fruit, greens, meats, eggs like quiche or custard, or anything you like!
A dash of Spices: Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Nutmeg, (and Cloves if not breastfeeding or pregnant.)
3/4 C Coconut Milk
Optional: Pinch of local Sea Salt (Omit for babies/kids/low sodium diets)
You can also add a few tbsp of apricot spread (no sugar added) to sweeten the pies.
Dough: Our Perfect Pie Crust Recipe
(For 4 dozen/4 pans-worth, use the two crust recipe. For 2 dozen/2pans-worth use 1 crust recipe. Any extra filling can be eaten as a side with meals, added to a soup or sauce, baked into another bigger pie, make more mini pies, or save in the fridge for baby food sides to pair with beef, chicken, greens, eggs, and veggies like squash and sweet potatoes.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the cups of two mini muffin pans. Make dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Break off small amounts of dough to roll into little balls and place those in each little cup of the pans. Make an indent in the center of each ball and pull to the sides making a little dough cup for the filling to sit in.
Mix filling ingredients and using a spoon (or a baby spoon is useful), fill the dough cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until filling is set and dough is browned. Use a spoon to lift out onto a plate. Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator.
These are wonderful for babies over 6 months as there is no sugar and they can easily pick up these mini pies of pumpkiny goodness. (As always, check for individual allergies before eating combined ingredient dishes.)
Mini pies are a perfect party dessert. Make them sweet with fruit, cacao, carob, and veggies or savory with meats, eggs, hard cheese, seeds, nuts, veggies, and herbs.