This post has been sponsored by Happy Egg Co. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mini mason jar pumpkin pies are an easy way to make a dessert ahead of time for those buys holidays! Pour, bake and serve!
I’m still working on it, but it’s taken a longer path to get to my goal than I had hoped. Convincing your husband that you should have a small flock of backyard chickens is no easy feat. When we were house hunting, I actually checked all of the local regulations in every town we looked into to make sure that they allowed backyard birds. And bingo, ours does! When we moved in, our neighbor to the back has a small flock of half a dozen birds, and waking up to their clucks and chirps in the morning as I have my coffee just makes me smile.
I like happy animals. And I want as many happy, healthy animals as I can have—especially so we can teach Emmett about care, feeding, and valuable life lessons, even on a backyard flock scale. I’m very pleased to have had the chance to try out Happy Egg Co. Free-est of the Free Range™ eggs, from my local Safeway.
Animal welfare is very important to me, and getting to learn more about Happy Egg has been a lot of fun. Their mission is to raise the happiest chickens who get to grow, thrive, and do what chickens naturally do—and create the best eggs doing it.
They focus on family farm-raised chickens who have access to actual pastures, fresh water, and actual sunshine. To ensure that the chickens get the best care possible, they are even limited to the number of birds per farm to avoid overcrowding like in other commercially and industrially raised flock houses.
So, while I might not have my backyard flock yet, and no homegrown eggs, I want to be conscious that the purchases I make align with the values I have in my own home. And to enjoy everything that fall has to offer, these mini Mason jar pumpkin pies had to be made. Concocted with fresh ginger and fall spices, these custardy pies are just perfect for entertaining. Or portion control … because I have zero when it comes to pumpkin pie. Make these Mini Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies ahead of time and have some cut-out pie crust pieces to lay on top of the pie, keeping things simple.
When you’re browsing for your next carton of eggs down your Safeway store aisle, look out for the yellow carton with Happy Eggs!
Need more pumpkin recipe ideas? Got you covered!!
Mini Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies
For Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies
- 1 can (14 oz) Evaporated Milk
- ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3 Large Eggs, Plus 2 Egg Yolks (Happy Egg Co. Free-est of the Free Range™)
- 1 can (15 oz) Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¾ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Fresh Ginger
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Allspice
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
For Pie Crust Cutouts
- 1 Prepared Pie Crust
- 1 Extra Happy Egg for pie crust egg wash
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and set aside twelve 4-ounce mason jars and a rimmed baking sheet.
In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until the mixture is completely smooth and well combined.
Divide the mixture into the mason jars evenly. Place the mason jars onto the rimmed baking sheet and gently transfer to the oven, baking for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the mixture reaches 175 degrees. The edges will look set, and the middles will still wobble. The pies will fall in the middle as they cool. Remove the mason jars carefully onto a wire rack to cool. When cool to the touch, place the pies into the fridge to completely cool and set.
To make the pie crust cutouts, roll out the prepared pie crust. Using decorative small cookie cutters, cut out as many shapes as possible. Re-roll the pie crust if desired to get more. Place the cutouts onto the baking sheet used previously, and line it with parchment paper. Lightly brush the cutouts with whisked egg and sprinkle them with the sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet and cool completely before serving.