Personal Size Pumpkin Pie Tortes

Personal Size Pumpkin Pie Torte
Personal Size Pumpkin Pie Torte
Every year as Summer gives way to Fall, my husband’s mind starts to drift away from ice cream to pumpkin pie. This is a little recipe I made up a few years back that he liked, and I really haven’t shared it much online since. I want to change that.
I have two small torte pans I use in favour of one big pie plate at home. It’s easier for me to bake up two and freeze or give away one of the two than to deal with eating pie morning, noon and night for the better part of a week anytime I get into pie making. This recipe is designed to be split up perfectly, but it will also fit all into one pie pan or plate if that’s what you want to do, or it can be doubled if you want to make a long sheet of pumpkin pie squares for a large crowd.

(From the archives)

24 Lady Fingers, crushed up to fine grind (not powder grind)
1C Butter, melted

2 1/4C Prepared pumpkin pie filling
1/3C Evaporated milk
1 Egg, large, well beaten

Finely grind up Lady Fingers in food processor. Melt butter and add to a small bowl before dumping in Lady Finger grinds. Mix well and pour half of the mixture into each of the small torte pans (roughly 8” – 12”).

Press the mixture outwards from the middle and up the sides all around the pans. Place the torte pans in the freezer for 10 minutes to set the crust. In the meantime, mix the pie filling with the evaporated milk and well beaten egg and set aside.

Pumpkin Pie Torte Crust
Pumpkin Pie Torte Crust

When the crusts are hard, pour the mixed pie filling into each pan and bake for 15 minutes at 425. Reduce temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until an inserted knife in the centre of each pie comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream on top and hot coffee, tea or cocoa at its side.