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Found a new use for the little bamboo ladle!

cathyskitchen

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I honestly have never used the little bamboo ladle that comes in the bamboo serving set until today. I thought it was adorable, but it's just been sitting in a drawer, until now! I made the little "mini" pumpkin pies in the mini muffin pan, and in order to get the right amount of pumpkin pie batter in the shell, I decided to try the bamboo ladle - it worked perfectly! It was exactly enough for a mini-pumpkin pie! They were delicious, too :).
 

Dina Atnip

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That is a great ideal could you share the recipe for this so I may try.
 

cathyskitchen

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I just used the recipe on the side of a can of Libby's solid pumpkin, but only baked the mini pies for 15 min.
 

kam

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How many did the filling make? Did you just use the Pillsbury crusts and cut 12 circles out of each (for a total of 24) using the Measure All Cup?
 

cathyskitchen

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Kathleen - I was making a pie, but the recipe makes 2 pies, so instead of making 2 pies, I made a pie and about 20 mini-pies. I was using the deep dish pie plate, so I knew it would take up more of the batter than half, so I knew I couldn't get 2 full pies out of it, so I thought a better use of the batter would be to make the mini-pies. I cut the circles from a Pillsbury dough crust and was able to get 20 circles out of it (definitely smaller than the measure-all cup - I used the bottom of a 1-cup prep bowl and cut a circle around it using a quickut paring knife a little larger than the prep bowl bottom).
 

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