Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Pocket Pies!

As our Thanksgiving guests were leaving we gave each one a box with a complete meal in it, one of our friendship gifts and a little pumpkin pocket pie.


I used my pocket pie mold in the pumpkin shape (it is in the dishwasher and I couldn't find a photo of it online) so it was very easy to put together all the little pies in one evening.


I bought puff pastry, rolled it out, cut out the shape, filled them and used this handy little tool to seal them!  I popped them in the freezer and the day before our Thanksgiving dinner I baked them.  A note about puff pastry - save yourself the aggrivation and just buy it.  It is very hard to make successfully at home.  For the filling I mixed lots of the spices I would use in a pie with canned pumpkin but I left out the egg and milk so the filling was thick and didn't run out all over my oven.  Freezing them before baking helps with this too - I didn't have any seepage!


I nestled each one in green shred, put them in cello bags and tied them with orange raffia.  Our guests got their own personal pumpkin pie to enjoy with their take home dinner!


Have a fabulous day!

20 comments:

Bethany said...

Gorgeous! So pretty and such a nice gift. I just got something similar from Williams Sonoma in the shape of a pumpkin.

Miss Southern Prep said...

That's so adorable!

Suburban Princess said...

Yes Bethany, that's what I used...but as I said it was in the dishwasher and I couldn't find a photo of it at the time when I was writing this post.

Beth Dunn said...

Those are just too cute
xoxo
SC

Gwen said...

Such a fun idea. I think I need to order this and get to work for our fall events. :) XOXO

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Those pies sounds delish! I bet your guests just loved them. I think I may have to make a trip north to celebrate Canadian Thansgiving one of these years.

Argyle and Alligators said...

Such a cute idea! I love it.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Those are so adorable...
you seem to have a knack for hostessing.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

how cute!! such a sweet and thoughtful treat.

Travelbugmom said...

I love this idea! Such a thoughtful gift and great presentation vs. sending them home with a slice of pie!!
Thanks, will use.

High Heeled Life said...

You know Mr. G was delighted with his care package (as was I).. he wouldn't give up his pie .... when I finished mind. They were scrumptious!!! ..XO HHL

BroncoMom said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea!!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

OH MY - this is awesome - i need one of these bad boys in my life - thanks for sharing!!!!

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thepreppyprincess said...

Those are just darling, it is something I never even thought of. You really are the Martha of the North. Seriously.
tp

Nadine2point0 said...

Sooo cute! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving with your family! It's cool and rainy here in Kingston but we are supposed to have nice weather for the weekend.

Jo said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks lovely and the care package with those fun apple pies are just over the top!

Jo

Preppy Sue said...

So cute and they look yummy too!

CanadianPrep said...

Perhaps the best parting gift of all time! So yummy! And I hope you had a wonderful (and have a wonderful) Thanksgiving!
I can't wait to go home this weekend to celebrate with my parents after a month away at school. Now if only I could convince my mother to send me back to school with a couple pumpkin pocket pies...

Ms. Bake-it said...

You are just the most wonderful hostess! I like your idea better than mine. I too package up meals for my guests to take home and include dessert but it is usually a slice from a whole pie and/or cake. I am going to steal your idea and make individual pies this year. Thanks!

~ Tracy

Carole said...

Adorable