Pi Day: Mini Lemon Pies

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It’s Pi Day, so today we are having PIE!  It’s March 14, or 3.14 get it.  Yeah, me neither.  Well I get it but I also thought Pi Day was Tuesday, on the 12th. I can get excited about any day that is all about Pie.  Today I am sharing one of my very favorite pie recipes in mini form.

These little pies are super easy to make and you won’t believe how fast they disappear. I usually make it into one big pie but I thought it would be fun to make mini pies.  I can’t remember if I got this recipe from the back of the sweetened condensed milk can or out of my mother-in-law’s recipe box.  I wrote it on a recipe card and it’s been in my little copper recipe tin since I’ve been married.

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The only change I made to the original recipe is that I left out the yellow food coloring.  I have an aversion to food coloring and I don’t even know why.

Before we get to the recipe I am joining my fellow Virtual Potluck friends for a really great giveaway!  One lucky person is going to win all of these great prizes!  Be sure to check out all of the fabulous pies!

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Pie Day: Mini Lemon Pies
 
Serves: 36 mini pies
Ingredients
  • 1 box (2) refrigerated pie crusts
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
Garnish
  • fresh whipped cream
  • lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pie dough and using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut into 36, three inch circles. Press circles into a mini muffin tin. (You may have some pie dough leftover.)
  3. Prick bottoms of pie dough with a fork. Bake for 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, add egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Whisk together until well combined.
  6. Spoon filling into baked pie shells and return to oven for an additional 8 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool slightly in muffin tin and removed to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Garnish with whipped cream and lemon zest if desired.

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