Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Monday that just past was a coworkers b-day which means baking for me! I love pumpkin pie and even though I had 2 over the thanksgiving weekend, it just wasn't enough! I wanted more so I headed on over to my favorite baking resource, Bakerella and found her mini pumpkin pies.Just like Bakerella I used already made pie crust. It comes two to a box and I found that there was plenty of dough to make 24 mini pumpkins. Bakerella used a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, but I didn't have one so I just used a 2" circle cookie cutter.
Then, stuff each one in a mini muffin baking pan. Make sure to gather the extra dough to one side.
Press the dough down, in and around the edge of each muffin cup. Where you have the gathered extra dough press it up and out to form a stem.
Fill each pie crust with pumpkin filling all the way to the top.
Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove pies to cool.
So cute and so easy!

2 refrigerated ready-to roll pie crusts

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter

1/2 cup chocolate morsels
vegetable oil
re-sealable plastic bags

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use cookie cutter to cut 12 pumpkin shapes from each pie crust. You will need to roll the dough thinner than it comes out of the box.
Press dough shapes into a 24 cup mini muffin tray. (Make 12 at a time, alternating cups to make sure pie crusts don’t overlap each other.)
Apply egg whites from one egg to the top edges of each pie.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, remaining 2 eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice together until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture into each pumpkin-shaped pie crust.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove pies to cool.

Makes 24 pies. Keep refrigerated.



  1. I LOVE this idea! I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this week and was wondering what I should do with the extra can of pumpkin! You saved me from more cookies :D

  2. my goodness what adorable little pumpkin treats! what a nice coworker you are :)

  3. thats so simple! and soo cute! thanks for the recipe!

  4. These look so deilicious it's making me drool lol, I love how they look, the whole process looks amazing :) Plus I love your photos, especially the last one!