Pudding pie baskets

By Jennifer Fujita on February 23rd, 2024
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Easter desserts don't come any cuter than our Pudding Pie Baskets. And this mini pie recipe comes together quickly thanks to pre-made piecrusts and instant pudding. We used lemon pudding for our pie filling, but pistachio or vanilla would work just as well. Jelly beans make the perfect "eggs" for these sweet Easter basket pudding pies.

Yield: 8 to 10 baskets

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  • 1 pkg. instant pudding in flavour of your choice, plus ingredients for making the pudding
  • Chilled piecrust dough, enough for 2 pie crusts
  • Nonstick spray
  • 12-cup regular-sized muffin tin
  • Large petaled-flower cookie cutter
  • Pizza cutter or knife
  • Jelly beans for garnish (optional)


  1. Make the pudding according to the instructions on the box and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Using the flower cookie cutter, cut out 8 to 10 flowers from the piecrusts and place each flower carefully in a muffin tin cup coated with nonstick spray. Overlap the petals to form the basket “bowl” and press together lightly. Bake according to piecrust instructions and let cool.
  3. For the basket handles, with the remaining piecrust dough, cut out 2, ½-inch-by-4-inch strips for each basket with a pizza cutter or knife. Twist 2 strips together and place on a greased baking sheet in a “U” shape that’s slightly narrower than the diameter of the muffin cups. Repeat this step for the remaining handles. You might want to make a few extra, in case of breakage.
  4. Bake the handles at the same temperature as the baskets but watch them closely. Turn them over halfway during the baking process to brown them evenly. Remove when golden brown and let cool.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of pudding to each basket until baskets are ½ to ¾ full. Then insert the ends of each handle into the pudding in each basket.
  6. Garnish with jelly beans (optional).

Jennifer Fujita
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Artistic style: Easy peasy
Inspiration: A family of good cooks and big eaters!
Happy place: Cooking in my kitchen with the music blaring.
Favourite project or work of art: Any art you can eat