Pumpkin Pie Bites
ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

Catherine McCord's Pumpkin Pie "Pop Tarts"

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tablespoons packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Flour (for rolling out dough)
  • 1 package pre-made Pie Crust
step-by-step directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie crust to 1/4-inch thick and, using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut out about 20 pumpkin shapes. To make faces on your pumpkins, use a paring knife to cut out triangle eyes and a zigzag mouth on half of the pumpkins. 
  • Place one pumpkin (without a face) on a lightly floured work surface and place 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center. Lightly dip your index finger into a cup of water and “brush” the border of the dough with the water. This will allow the 2 sides of the dough to adhere to one another. Top with a cutout pumpkin (with a face) and lightly press the edges together. Repeat to make the rest of the pumpkin tarts.
  • Place the tarts on a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes, or until golden. Set the tarts aside to cool. To freeze: after assembling all of your tarts, place them on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Place the tarts in a ziplock bag, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. To bake, follow the baking instructions and add an extra 2 minutes to the baking time.
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