The only thing that I had to jerry rig was the 4" cut-out that the recipe called for in order to get the pie crust into the perfect, uniform size for the muffin cups. So, I improvised. I dug through my kitchen drawers with my tape measure in hand looking for round things that may be yay-big. I came up with the lid to a Pyrex dish (clearly used for Lorelei's lunch bag.) It was great, although next time I will find something that's 4 1/4" to 4 1/2"; I would have liked that the filling didn't dribble out so much during the cooking process... although that might just be user error.
Lorelei had a blast helping to roll out the crust and cutting out Halloween shaped pieces for decoration. The twelve little pies cooked in 25 minutes at 350º in a muffin tin and turned out just great. The only problem with these pies and the simplicity of these recipes is that they are likely to keep showing up in my house and I won’t be able to give them away!!
Oh!! Speaking of giving these pies away, I'll be doing a giveaway of this book next week. Stay tuned for details!!!