Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tart Recipe

When fall arrives I am ready for everything pumpkin!  Pumpkin decor, pumpkin lattes and pumpkin treats.  So I had to share this much loved Mini Pumpkin Pie recipe with you today.  These are such a yummy addition to any meal or gathering.Oct-2011-629

The tart shell recipe comes straight from my grandmother.  It is one that she uses for all of her pie recipes and it is beyond delicious!

Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • Tart Shells
  • ⅔ cup margarine
  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • Filling
  • 8oz room temperature cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Combine sugar and margarine.
  3. Add egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix in flour.
  5. Press walnut sized balls into greased mini muffin cups.
  6. Mix all ingredients together until well incorporated.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of mixture into tart shells.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Blending the filling is quick and easy, especially if are using a Kitchen Aide mixer.

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When pressing the dough into the mini muffin tin it is helpful to use your thumbs to work the tart shell into the mould.

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Drop spoonfuls of filling in to reach almost the top of each shell.

Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Yum right?!  Perfect served with vanilla ice cream or a bit of whipping cream!

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