It’s pumpkin pie season! I love how we’ve turned fruit seasons into dessert seasons. There’s nothing like fresh peach cobbler in July, apple pie in September and pumpkin pies in November and December.

But pumpkins don’t get November and December exclusively. There is a heated debate as to whether you should serve pumpkin pie or pecan pie for Thanksgiving.

To me, it’s just not Thanksgiving without that silky pumpkin custard surrounded by a flaky crust, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

But I aim to please, so I always make pecan pie for my husband and something chocolate for mom.

I’ve made some pretty awful pecan pies in my past, but I’ll tell you through all my trials and experiments, the best recipe is the one on the side of the Karo Syrup bottle. Now, that’s the only one I follow, using the dark corn syrup.

The problem with making so many desserts is that you want to taste them all, so I like to go mini ~ mini pecan pies, mini pumpkin pies and chocolate truffles.

The Libby canned pumpkin pie recipe calls for evaporated milk, but I can’t tell you how many times I made the mistake and bought sweetened condensed milk, and didn’t find out until Turkey Day. But I digress.

Once I learned the family secret of using eggnog instead, I never went back to the canned milk.

This recipe is inspired by Libby’s recipe, but in addition to eggnog, I add dark brown sugar and nutmeg for extra richness and holiday spice.

You’re welcome to make your own piecrusts, but I’m pretty pleased with the Pillsbury refrigerated crusts. And this time of year, I’ve got enough homemade stuff going on in the kitchen and craft room.

Happy baking and happy Thanksgiving.

5 from 1 vote

Mini Pumpkin Eggnog Pies

Servings: 48 mini pies


  • 1 package Pillsbury pie dough, or homemade piecrust
  • 1 15- oz. can pumpkin
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup eggnog


  • cutting out dough into circles.
  • Unroll the package of dough. Using a round cookie cutter slightly larger than the muffin tin, cut out 48 circles. Reroll the dough as necessary.
    pressing pastry in pan.
  • Press the circles into a non-stick mini-muffin pan. You can use liners for easier removal.
    pumpkin, eggs, egg nog, spices.
  • Combine the sugars and spices together in a small bowl.
    pumpkin pie filling.
  • Using a rubber spatula, combine all of the filling ingredients together in a large pitcher. Pour the filling into the unbaked pie shells, being careful not to drip filling over the edges.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cloves.
    Mini pumpkin pies.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Hi. I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and have dozens of top ten category finishes. People know me as the girl who is forever hovering over a grill, smoker or campfire with tongs in one hand and a glass of wine in the other.

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  1. Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe! Made these the other day and they are delicious and so easy to make, too. I forgot the whipping cream but no one cared! Delish!!!

  2. Just made these for a pre-Christmas celebration dinner and they turned out great! And the size was perfect 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Your eggnog pies look fantastic!!! I remember having eggnog as a child at Christmas, but it’s been such a long time since I’ve had it, and to be honest, I much prefer the sound of an eggnog pie 😀

  4. you have a beautiful site and beautiful photos and recipes…wow, thanks for saying hi and I am loving the looks of these adorable pies!

  5. What a fabulous dessert. I love baking with eggnog this time of year yet I’ve never combined it with pumpkin!

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