Why didn't we think of baking pie inside of a mini pumpkin before?
We love pie and we love mini pumpkins even more, so the fact that we didn't think of combining the two sooner kinda blows us away. Seriously though, we've been decorating with tiny pumpkins as long as we can remember — who knew they make for the most adorable little dessert receptacle ever?
You're probably a little dumbfounded right now too, but it's true. You can totally eat these, and we're not sure there's anything cuter or more perfect for fall than a pumpkin pie inside of a pumpkin.
The best part about these (besides the cuteness factor) is they actually make a much better shell than pie crust does. There's no spilling over the sides or burning edges to deal with. The pumpkin itself is perfectly cooked and soft by the time the filling sets in the oven, and you get a little slice of actual pumpkin with each bite. Plus, they're the perfect portion control for pie. Win-win.