Today is my favorite day in the week of Thanksgiving prep. because it is pie day. I truly think National Pie Day should be changed to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as I think there are are more pies baked that day than on any other! Everyone has their favorites, but I like to stick to the three traditional Thanksgiving Pies (of course with a little twist) pumpkin, apple, and pecan.
One of the cutest little surprises on Thanksgiving Day are the little individual pumpkin pies baked in a mason jar lid. They are so easy to make and are the perfect little "snack" before the big meal. We always snack on pie before dinner...don't you?
To make these pies you take your favorite dough recipe (mine is at the bottom of this post) and form it into the lid of a wide mouth sized mason jar or canning lid. Place the lids on a cookie sheet for stability. Fill to the level of the lid edge leaving your dough edge sticking above. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minuets or until the custard is set. Take out of oven and let cool. Top with fresh whipped cream and say yummmmmm!