You can do a lot more with your muffin tin than make muffins. You can make every course of a meal, from appetizers to desserts, all with this same simple pan. Here are some of the coolest things you didn’t know you could do with a muffin tin.
Mini pot pies
Do you love chicken pot pie? You can make mini ones for your whole family with this simple recipe.
In a large bowl, combine shredded cheddar cheese, cooked and diced chicken breast, onion and garlic powder, cream of chicken soup, and frozen mixed veggies. Lightly grease a muffin tin and press Pillsbury biscuits into the cups, creating a bowl by pressing it to the sides. Then add the cheese and chicken mixture into each cup. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Fruit tarts are delicious, and they’re actually not that hard to make, but they will definitely impress your dinner guests. They’re also great to eat as snacks if you don’t want to share.
For the crust, combine ½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup powdered sugar, and ¾ cup unsalted butter. Mix well with your hands or a food processor and then press into the muffin cups. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let cool for 10 minutes before adding the filling.
For the filling, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Fill the pie crusts. Then top with whatever berries you like best, like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Mini corn dogs
Mini corn dogs are a perfect treat for game day or a great appetizer for guests.
Start by making your favorite cornbread mix from the grocery store. Put 1 tablespoon of batter in each well-greased cup. Then cut up the hot dogs into inch-long pieces. Push a hot dog into the middle of each muffin cup, then bake. No one has to know how easy these little guys are to make!