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Old 05-20-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Converting recipe to mini graham crusts

I have a recipe for key lime pie, which calls for a traditional 9 inch sized pie plate, and I want to use store bought mini graham cracker crusts. It looks like those are sold in sets of 6 - can I prepare the same amount of filling of the normal pie for the 6 mini crusts? I wasn't sure because the regular pie makes 8 servings, so wasn't sure if I should be reducing the filling to 6 servings instead.

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Old 05-20-2014, 02:21 PM   #2
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I would go ahead and make the regular recipe. The leftover filling, if there is any, can always be baked without a crust as a snack for the cook.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Make the normal amount of filling and fill the 6 minis. If there's any left, put it into a muffin tin or other small oven proof container and bake it along with the 6 minis.
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Great minds...
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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actually, you might need a bit more....

9 inch top, 8 inch bottom (sides slanted), 1.5 inches depth =85.1 cubic inches filling.

divide by six = 14.2 cubic inches per mini of filling for a theoretical six minis

a mini, top 4 inches, bottom 3 inches (ie same side "angle"), same depth has 14.4 cubic inches for volume....

could not find the sizes off the minis on the web; just guessing. if you have them, measure them & post and I'll plug the numbers into the formula.
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...or just top it with whipped cream.
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