Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Alright...I'm just gonna throw this out there. I am not a baker. I LOVE to cook. I'm all about a good soup...I can grill like a pro (ok...maybe "pro" is pushing it, but I hold my own!) Salad? Sure! Breakfast, lunch, got it! Dessert...ummm...maybe not.

Don't get me wrong...I'll DO it. I just don't love it...and I'm more prone to failure with baking than I am with cooking.

So when I saw these ADORABLE pumpkin pie bites on Bakerella...I honestly thought twice before saving the recipe. But, I do love pumpkin pie, and I DID need to bring a dessert item for my girl Kel's baby shower at work...sooooooo...I caved. I tried the recipe, and am SO glad I did!

They weren't difficult at all! They taste great and they're adorable!!

I'll repost Bakerella's recipe here for you, but if you haven't seen her site, you MUST! SO much baking fun!

Bakerella's Pumpkin Pie Bites
2 Refrigerated Pie Crusts
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 eight (my "eight" key is broken :( so I'm typing it out) oz. cream cheese -- softened
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

(On her blog she also has ingredients for a chocolate topping if that's your thing. I skipped it.)

1. Roll out one of your pie crusts. Thin it out a little bit with your rolling pin. Using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, cut out several pumpkins.

2. "Stuff" each pumpkin into the cup of a mini-muffin pan. Make sure you leave the stem of the pumpkin out. (My cookie cutter was a little bit too small, so I had to stretch each one out before putting it into the muffin tin...worked out fine!)

3. Egg wash the edge of each crust with egg white from one of the eggs.
4. Mix together the remaining ingredients until smooth.
5. Fill each pumpkin "shell" with ingredients (right to the top).
6. Bake at 350 degreens for about 10 minutes...or until your crust is starting to look golden brown on the edges.
7. Pop each one out of the pan and cool it on a rack. Keep refrigerated!


I'm linking this up at The Knock Off Knock Out at It's so Very Cheri and at Kimba's DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land. And seriously...check out Bakerella!!


Suz said...

How many did it take to fill the man?

Its So Very Cheri said...

Ooooh Jenn I have to try these--will you please post these to the knock off party tonight. PRETTY PLEASE.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Jenn!

thank you for posting this! These look delish and so cute to take to a get together!

Have a great day!

april said...

Oh yum! Have to try these at Thanksgiving, along with the apple pie. Thanks for the recipe!

The Tattered Cottage said...

These look wonderful! I'm going to make them for thanksgiving. It's tradition in my family to make pumpkin pies the night we turn the clocks back. For us it celebrates fall and all the wonderful holidays to come.
The Tattered Cottage

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

These are adorable for sure! I'm not a huge pumpkin pie fan but always want a little taste. These would be perfect for just that. Isn't Bakerella the best?

Maureen said...

Good job! I've tried one of Bakerella's recipes before. Not easy! She is one talented girl. Actually I was thinking of doing a post about how creative she is.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yum!

m ^..^

shannon said...

Sounds Delish! I love pumpkin pie, and I bet this is just as amazing! Thanks for sharing it. I might just have to put this on the list for Thanksgiving!

sarah said...

Those are adorable! I am definately making those!! Thanks for the great idea!

Its So Very Cheri said...

you've been featured at Its So Very Cheri today


BlueCastle said...

These look so great! They'd be perfect for a Thanksgiving buffet - less mess. :)

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